Russia’s first cultural and educational center has been opened in Dushanbe with the participation of the country's ambassador and relevant Tajik officials in the Tajik city of Tursunzoda.
According to the ECO Cultural Institute, quoting Fars News Agency, Russia’s first cultural and educational center in Tajikistan has been opened and is operational in Dushanbe.
The center was built by the suggestion of Russians in the city of Tursunzoda, and religious, public, and commercial organizations attended the opening ceremony.
The center has an art studio where students are taught fine arts and crafts, Russian language and literature.
The center’s teachers will focus on school curricula so that students can enter Russian universities in the future.
Russia’s Ambassador to Tajikistan, Igor Lyakin-Frolov, described the center as a “popular project” because so many people expressed interest in building this center and wanted to promote the Russian language, culture, literature and art at the center.
He went on to say: “the Russian language and Russian literature are in demand in Tajikistan.”
Frolov stressed: “Despite the fact that we have been living in different countries for the last 30 years, the people of Tajikistan still have a lot of respect for Russia and its people.”
The center also teaches music to residents of Tursunzoda.