Candidates for study at Russian higher educational institutions of Russia at the expense of budgetary allocations of the Russian Federation were invited to meet and discuss various issues. Young Britons born in London, Oxford, Margate and Arkhangelsk talked about the reasons that prompted them to decide on getting an education in Russia. All candidates consider the high quality of Russian education, as well as the hospitality and friendliness of Russians, to be important criteria for choosing Russia for study.
One of the candidates, the winner of several music competitions, is completing his first year of study at the Central Music School and plans to continue his education at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. “Studying at the conservatory takes 5 years - this is a long way I want to go in order to strengthen relations between Russia and the UK through music in the future,” the musician said.
A hereditary Briton, an English teacher at one of the Magnitogorsk universities, said that he has been living and working in Russia for several years and believes that his future is connected only with this country.
A young British director with Russian roots, planning to enter the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography, spoke about the dream of staying in Russia and devoting himself to Russian cinema, which gave the world many great directors.
A compatriot who has been living in the UK for a long time is already studying international relations and plans to devote himself to diplomatic work. For this, he said, he is ready to renounce British citizenship in order to represent the interests of Russia.
The next step will be the determination by a working group consisting of a representative of Rossotrudnichestvo and the Embassy of the Russian Federation of candidates who will participate in the second stage of selection, carried out by the Russian Ministry of Education and Russian educational organizations, ready to accept foreign citizens for training.