Int’l headmasters’ session in Moscow

RIA Novosti, Russia
March 26 2004


MOSCOW, March 26, 2004. (RIA Novosti) – The backing of compatriots
abroad is a priority trend of the Moscow government’s work, deputy
head of the Moscow education department Yuri Goryachev said on Friday
summing up the results of the international session of headmasters of
Russian-language schools.

The Moscow government closely cooperates with compatriots’
organizations abroad, he noted. “We have been annually sending
textbooks to Russian schools abroad for 10 years already and helping
to upgrade teachers’ qualification,” Mr. Goryachev added.

Over 60 delegates from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria,
Hungary, Germany, Georgia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia,
Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine and
Estonia took part in the session. They discussed information exchange
and mutual professional support for the Russian language learning and
teaching with the use of new information and educational
technologies. They also considered the complex target medium-term
program of support for compatriots abroad for 2004-2005.