The Language School of the Russian Centre in Brussels celebrated the Student's Day
On January 29, the Language School of the Russian Centre in Brussels organized an online meeting with students and teachers about Student’s Day in Russia.
Teachers at the Language School of the Russian Centre in Brussels introduced themselves and talked about the courses and the projects of the Language School. Natalia Sidorova and her students organized plays, which will take place next year. Irina Teodorovitch talked about a Russian tradition. When students must pass an exam, they open their window at night and they scream ''халяваприди’’ (which means ''come freely’’), in order to get good results at their exam.
The singer Sesiliya Kalisa introduced her new course: a Russian choir, where students can learn to sing and speak Russian. Her course will start on February 4. According to Sesiliya, students can make progress in six months.
In Russia, Student’s Day is celebrated on January 25, on Tatiana Day. This day is important in Russia but does not exist in Belgium. Student’s Day is celebrated on January 25 because Moscow University was founded on this date. According to an old tradition of the Moscow University, the rector must serve sbiten, a beverage made with honey, water, jam and spices, to its students.
Vera Bunina, the Centre’s director, explained that she would like to introduce this tradition at the Russian Centre in Brussels.
At the end of the meeting, students and teachers watched together the film «Операция"Ы"» by Leonid Gaidai. The character’s name is Shurik, short for Alexander. Initially, the heroes’ name was Vladik but this name was censured because they thought it was Vladimir Lenin’s name. This film represents with humor soviet students’ life.