On 2 and 3 December 2020 the Italian Republic hosted the "Actual Russia" Training Marathon. More than 320 people attended, and more than 2,100 watched live broadcasts.
The organizing committee of the Marathon in Italy is represented by Elena Repman and Yulia Harbacheva, University of study Guglielmo Marconi, www.unimarconi.it
At the opening ceremony, the Director General of the Center for Strategic Projects Elena Godovykh, the President of the Association “Research without Borders” Elena Repman and the President of the World Alumni Association Vladimir Chetiy welcomed with participants with the introductary speech.
As part of the Marathon program, a TEDx-style general conference was held, during which the deputy editor of the International News Agency "Rossiya Segodnya", the head of the educational project for Russian-speaking journalists and bloggers "Sputnik Pro", the member of the Government Commission for the Russian language Natalia Loseva spoke on the topic "The Russian language in the world: why and how it can be promoted."
15 leading Russian experts, specialists in the fields of Russian language and literature teaching, translation and interpreting conducted a two-day training program, during which participants received a range of knowledge, methods, practices and innovative techniques.
13 experts presented the experience of using state and commercial financial instruments to support the organization of Russian language teaching abroad, as well as presenting the potential of higher and vocational education in Russia and the need for labor resources of foreign specialists.
As a part of the event, a Contest "Russian language - language of friendship" was held, participants were invited to write an essay on one of the four topics. Following the results of the competition, three winners were selected, who will receive the prizes: a subscription to the digital library, books and the main prize - a laptop.
The results have already been published on the website. To consolidate the acquired knowledge and the motivation for further development, 40 thematic video lessons will be published on the official website of the event. The official portal of the “Actual Russia” Training Marathon in Italy: www.actualrussia.it