Zurabov: Moscow ready to help Ukraine organize school education in Russian

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Aug. 27, 2012, 7:49 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

Russian Ambassador to Ukraine Mikhail Zurabov

Russia is ready help Ukrainian educational institutions to use the potential of the law on the principles of state language policy to the maximum extent, Russian Ambassador to Ukraine Mikhail Zurabov has said.

"Russia is aware of the state of education in Ukraine and understands the challenges in the education process, which citizens in various regions of Ukraine will face soon. This will not be passive stand, it will be the most active and interested position," he said in Kyiv on Monday during teachers' meeting entitled "Ukraine-Russia: An open dialogue."

According to Zurabov, they were ready not only to assist in re-training specialists, provide them with necessary techniques, but to share expertise in the implementation of modern approaches that have already proved their efficiency in Russian education, in particular, the use of advanced technological means and organization of interactive learning.

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AL BALA Aug. 27, 2012, 8:05 p.m.    

Popov: Investors to finance construction of Russian-language school in Kyiv

"Some Russian companies are investors of this project. The school will be located in a building that will be reconstructed and expanded in size," he said at a briefing in Kyiv on Monday.

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Tom McCall Aug. 27, 2012, 8:20 p.m.    

"Only a quarter of Russians are satisfied with the current educational system, over half are convinced that neither they, nor their children will be able to receive a good education in Russia, according to a poll taken by Levada Center." Seems like Russia should worry about their own education system first.

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AL BALA Aug. 28, 2012, 12:30 a.m.    

Poll: Russians no longer hope to receive quality education in their country

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AL BALA Aug. 28, 2012, 12:29 a.m.    

Deputy Tabachnik welcomes the assistance of "Russification" in Ukrainian schools

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AL BALA Aug. 28, 2012, 12:46 a.m.    

In Tabachnik already delighted that Russia announced "assistance" with language

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AL BALA Aug. 29, 2012, 5:13 p.m.    

Tabachnik wants legalized "extortion" in schools


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Roman Dawydiak Aug. 28, 2012, 3:10 a.m.    

Education Minister Dmytro Tabachnyk does not need any help from the smiling snake Zaraza Zurabov. More incompetence is not required, Dyakayu, spasiba and thank you very much.

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AL BALA Aug. 28, 2012, 4:01 a.m.    

The empire is hungry

To resuscitate the Soviet Union, Russia first of all needs to assimilate the human and intellectual potential of post-Soviet states. Is Ukraine prepared to resist this?

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Jerry Vilna-Ukraina Aug. 28, 2012, 6:46 a.m.    

Is he ready to expand the teaching of Ukrainian in Russia? I hardly think so, so he keep his "assistance" to himself - get lost in Siberia dude

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Eugene Al Gagins Sept. 5, 2012, 10:19 a.m.    

In the democratic state each and every person is equally respected and valued. Each person has the same right. Happy future of Ukraine is composed of the happy destiny of each of its citizens. I am not into politics since I firmly believe that all current political parties are not to defend the rights of people of Ukraine but to get power and use it in favor of their own iterests. So, my comments about langauge are not political but cultural. Russian is the native language of millions of Ukrainian citizens. It is our native language, our treasure, pride... When Ukraine can treasure all its native languages then Ukraine becomes truely democratic state respecting, equally repecting the rights of minorities to promote their languages. Russian is the treasure of Ukraine.

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Eugene Al Gagins Sept. 5, 2012, 10:21 a.m.    

My native language is Russian and it belongs to me at the same degree as it belongs to other people whose native language is Russian. I am not less Russian than someone who is Russian from Tiraspol, Minsk or Moscow. But that does not mean that I have similar political views, background, goals... to those of Russian people in Tiraspol, Minsk, or Moscow. I love my country and want to build up prosperous Ukraine. I want to build Ukraine as multi-language and multi-cultural society. My position is different from the position of people who want to have Ukraine where only Ukrainian is official and where eventually all become ethnic Ukrainians speaking Ukrainian. It is my point of view which is as important as the point of other people. My point of view is shared by millions of other citizens of Ukraine whose native language is Russian.

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