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28.09.2017
III International Research Conference The Russian Language at Crossroads of Times: Traditions and Innovations in Russian Studies
 
On September 24-26, the III International Research Conference The Russian Language at Crossroads of Times: Traditions and Innovations in Russian Studies, confined to the 20th anniversary of RAU, took place at Russian-Armenian University. The conference was organized by RAU Department of Russian Language and Professional Communication jointly with Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Yerevan.
 
The conference comprised three sections: Theory and History of Language and Current Issues in Russian Studies, Teaching Methodology and the Latest Technologies in Teaching and Comparative Typology and Translation Theory and Practice. The participants also engaged in scientific discussion during the two round-tables: Russian Studies at RAU: Achievements and Prospects and Training Translators: a Two-Step Program.
 
The delegation of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, headed by Minister Prof. Olga Vasilyeva, and the delegation of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Armenia, headed by Minister Dr. Levon Mkrtchyan, attended the event.
 
The conference attendees included more than 70 scholars and instructors of the Russian language from Armenia, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, representatives of 6 Armenian universities and more than 17 Russian universities.
 
Associate Prof. Karen Hakobyan, Head of RAU Department of Russian Language and Professional Communication, told the participants about Department’s future endeavors, “We are currently developing a new Master’s program on Intellectual Systems for Humanities jointly with the Scientific Computing Center of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia. We want to find constructive solutions for the fundamental linguistic, philosophical and applied issues by uniting linguists and computer scientists”.  
 
Head of the Department of World Literature and Culture Associate Prof. Lilit Meliksetyan, referring to the conference name, noted that Russian-Armenian University is itself a crossroads of languages ​​and cultures, “The conference title includes the wording 'the Russian language at crossroads of times'. In a way RAU is a crossroads as well, not of times, but of languages and cultures. I find the idea of crossroads quite appealing, as it implies movement, a path that it follows. So, it is not a coincidence that we at RAU pay special attention to translation as one of the most effective ways to get to know and absorb a culture. We perceive translation as a road that brings us to the world and brings the world to us”.
 
One of the conference participants, Prof. Ilyina (Vologda State University, Russia), shared her impressions on visiting Armenia and emphasized the significant attitude towards languages and cultures in the country, “Armenia has one of the oldest cultures in the world. When you come to Armenia and visit Matenadaran, the repository of ancient manuscripts, you understand that they are preserved at the cost of human life... I had the opportunity to attend several conference sessions here and the attitude towards language as a human moral value has remained and will continue to exist”.
 
The conference The Russian Language at Crossroads of Times: Traditions and Innovations in Russian Studies aimed at strengthening the international links between academia in the field and providing a platform for exchange of innovative ideas in research and methodology related to Russian Philology. 
 
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The Russian Language at Crossroads of Times: Traditions and Innovations in Russian Studies
The Russian Language at Crossroads of Times: Traditions and Innovations in Russian Studies
The Russian Language at Crossroads of Times: Traditions and Innovations in Russian Studies
The Russian Language at Crossroads of Times: Traditions and Innovations in Russian Studies
The Russian Language at Crossroads of Times: Traditions and Innovations in Russian Studies
The Russian Language at Crossroads of Times: Traditions and Innovations in Russian Studies
The Russian Language at Crossroads of Times: Traditions and Innovations in Russian Studies
The Russian Language at Crossroads of Times: Traditions and Innovations in Russian Studies
The Russian Language at Crossroads of Times: Traditions and Innovations in Russian Studies
The Russian Language at Crossroads of Times: Traditions and Innovations in Russian Studies
The Russian Language at Crossroads of Times: Traditions and Innovations in Russian Studies
The Russian Language at Crossroads of Times: Traditions and Innovations in Russian Studies
The Russian Language at Crossroads of Times: Traditions and Innovations in Russian Studies
The Russian Language at Crossroads of Times: Traditions and Innovations in Russian Studies
The Russian Language at Crossroads of Times: Traditions and Innovations in Russian Studies
The Russian Language at Crossroads of Times: Traditions and Innovations in Russian Studies
The Russian Language at Crossroads of Times: Traditions and Innovations in Russian Studies
The Russian Language at Crossroads of Times: Traditions and Innovations in Russian Studies