June 5, 2023: a video bridge between the Russian-French association "Russian Language Alliance in Béziers" and Taganrog Chekhov Teachers College, co-organized by Foreign Relations Office of Taganrog Local Government, took place on June 3.
"Russian Language Alliance in Béziers" was established in 2015. It unites not only Russian-speaking adults and children, but also native French enthusiasts. The association is engaged in the preservation of the Russian cultural heritage and shaping a positive attitude towards the culture and language of Russia. In particular, "Alliance" coordinates the activities of the children's crafts studio "Kapitoshka" and the musical ensemble "Russkaya Dusha" ("The Russian Soul").
In May 2023 "Russian Language Alliance in Béziers" joined Victory Day celebrations
by participating in "Immortal Regiment March" and other activities. The drawings provided by the students of Taganrog's children's art school "Bely Lev" ("White Lion") were used in the association's thematic exhibition.
Director of Taganrog Chekhov Teachers College and deputy of Taganrog City Council (Duma) Andrey Goloborodko opened the video bridge. He addressed the attendees with words of greeting in Russian and French and made reference to the college's long traditions in the field of international cooperation. Svetlana Cardenete, the chair of "Russian Language Alliance in Béziers", thanked the school authorities for their openness to the possibility of cooperation. Chief Specialist of Foreign Relations Office of Taganrog Local Government Dmitry Koulitchev also welcomed the guests, emphasizing the importance of friendly relations and cultural exchanges.
The event brought together students and teachers of Taganrog Chekhov Teachers College, including the dean of the Foreign Languages Dept. Mrs. Olga Kravets. During the event both sides discussed the past and the present of Taganrog and Beziers, making a particular highlight on their cities' history and culture.
The video bridge was the first joint event for Taganrog Chekhov Teachers College and "Russian Language Alliance in Béziers". Both sides look forward to a continued collaboration in the future. .