It is important to show techno parks, companies, and business opportunities. When there is practical interest to working in Russia, or cooperating with a Russian partner, this pushes foreign youth to studying the Russian language, and, consequently, Russian culture — Veronika Peshkova, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Goodwill Ambassador. President of the Foundation for the Development of Public Diplomacy ‘Women’s Perspective’.
Let me list the formats of promoting the Russian culture through advanced Russian science and quality Russian education. These formats include: joint scientific conferences on the topics that are most in demand in Africa; these conferences are to include leading scientific and educational institutions, joint educational events and programmes; they should provide African youth with access to newest research and scientific networks by subscription, give them a chance to take internships in the leading universities and companies in Russia, attract them to joint scientific and business projects, as well as retraining programmes for young African professionals — Vladimir Yurtaev, Professor, Department of Theory and History of International Relations, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia.
We are planning to launch a number of scientific projects to study linguistic specialties of some African languages, in particular with Uganda. Based on the results of this pilot project we are going to spread this practice on other states — Shivleta Tagirova, Vice Rector for International Activity, Pushkin State Russian Language Institute SBEI HE.
Teaching Russian can help promote Russian culture in Africa. We can do this through student exchange between our youth. Our young people study in Russia, but Russian young people should show some interest in Africa. When they do their research, they can choose topics that have to do with Africa, thus making it more interesting for Russia — Francois Havyarimana, Prof., Rector, University of Burundi.