The Russian Center for Science and Culture in Vienna hosted an award ceremony for the finalists of the all-Austrian contest in the Russian language. 15 winners from classical schools and colleges of 6 federal states took part in the final, which was held online for the first time in the history of the contest.
The event was attended by Dmitry Lyubinsky, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Austrian Republic, Sebastian Hacker, Chairman of the Austrian Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature and Dmitry Sokolov, Head of the Representative Office of Rossotrudnichestvo in Austria.
Dmitry Lyubinsky mentioned in his welcoming speech about the traditionally friendly nature of Russian-Austrian relations and thanked the participants for their interest in the Russian language and culture.
Sebastian Hacker spoke about the importance of learning foreign languages for a better understanding of people of other cultures, the mental development and comprehension of natural sciences. He also noted that the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Vienna "has become a home for teachers of the Russian language throughout Austria".
The winners of the all-Austrian contest received medals, certificates for study in Russia in the framework of further education, and books in Russian.
Materials of the electronic collection of the Presidential Library will be interesting for those who study Russian. It contains research works illustrating the main stages of the historical development of the Russian language: manuscripts and publications of monuments of Russian literature, archival documents, scientific works (including dissertations and abstracts), dictionaries and reference books, educational textbooks of various kinds and levels.
The Presidential Library's Internet portal released only a part of the unique digitized materials. The complete collections of the national electronic depository are available at Remote Reading Rooms of the Presidential Library located in different countries. One of them has been working at the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Vienna since 2017.
Based on materials of the website http://aut.rs.gov.ru/ru.