The results have been announced of the 10th Contest in Russian among students of Korean universities. The event was held at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies with the support of the representative office of St Petersburg University.
This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, participants were asked to complete assignments online. The contestants presented to the contest committee 40 videos dedicated to the main public holidays of Russia and Korea: the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War and the 75th anniversary of the National Liberation Day of Korea. The jury evaluated the ability of the contestants to speak in Russian about the most sacred dates for the citizens of our countries. It was noted that in the jubilee year of the contest, as in previous years, students of the faculties of Russian Studies at Korean universities consistently show a high level of skill to speak correctly in the language of the friendly country.
The representative office of St Petersburg University in the Republic of Korea became the first foreign representative office in the history of the University
The ceremony of awarding the winners of the contest was held at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Korea. Sergey Andryushin, Deputy Rector for International Affairs of St Petersburg University, saluted the best participants during his video message. He encouraged the contestants not to relax their efforts: ‘Taking part in such contests is a unique opportunity to show your potential. On behalf of the University, let me thank everyone who decided to test their knowledge. We present the winner with a certificate that will make it possible to become a student of the non-degree programme "Russian as a Foreign Language: Main Course" at St Petersburg University.’
The winning result, according to representatives of the Embassy and professors of Korean universities, was shown by Lee Ga Hee, a student at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. In addition to the certificate for studying at St Petersburg University, she received an invitation to visit Russia as a tourist: she was awarded flights for Seoul–Moscow–Seoul. For Lee Ga Hee, this is an opportunity to get acquainted with the culture of the country that she recently spoke about in her video. She will meet Russian people, and receive invaluable experience in communicating in her favourite language.
All the contestants received certificates of honour from the Russian Embassy in the Republic of Korea and invitations to take part in the contest in Russian next year.