Lessons from a Russian teaching in West Virginia

When she is not teaching science to American college students, Mariia Kharina, of Kazan, Russia, finds time to sightsee. On her list: the Statue of Liberty, the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, Niagara Falls and local jazz clubs. (Courtesy photo) Teaching in the United States has been a life-changing experience for Mariia Kharina, who lectures at …

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Boston-Yekaterinburg-Yalutorovsk Videoconference

Hazami Barmada, co-founder of Al-Mubadarah and prominent civic leader connected via video conference with Muslim women in Russia. The audience included representatives of the Inter-ethnic Information Center in Yekaterinburg and a Muslim Women’s Club composed of Siberian Tatars at the Yalutorovsk Mosque.  The discussion focused on the hot topic of social entrepreneurship as a business …

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American English language program for high school students launched in Yekaterinburg

The ACCESS Microscholarships program for high school students wishing to study American English has been launched in Yekaterinburg, thanks to the English Language Teachers Association of the Urals (ELTA-Urals) and the English Language Office of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. On December 19 Consul for Education, Culture and Media, Peter Burba welcomed the students of …

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