International Week

Hello everyone! International Week at UCF begins this Monday. There will be multiple events related to Russian language, culture, and career opportunities. Below is the schedule for these events. See you there!

International week organized by the Russian Language program:
Monday November 16th, 11:30 – Guest Speaker, Dr. Barry Morris, NAFSA Board, Washington D.C.
“Russian Language and Literature in the International Education”, coordinator is Dr. Kourova.
https://ucf.zoom.us/j/97828841669?pwd=MU9WaHhoWUFrOEtnWVRkcWtQejJvZz09

Monday, November 16th, 5:00pm – Guest Speaker, Natalia Rydvanova, Cultural Office of the Embassy of the Russian Federation, Washington D.C.
“A virtual tour around the Russian Embassy: history and culture”. The presentation is organized by the Russian American Students’ Association at UCF. Coordinators are Mariana Kellis (R.A.S.A president) and Dr. Kourova (R.A.S.A adviser)
https://ucf.zoom.us/j/94461265841?pwd=NmhCSDdkR3lTYWNyT3krUTA2QzVjQT09

Wednesday, November 18th, 11:30am – Guest Speaker, Don Gentile, Chief, Workforce Shaping Group, IC SLA/CLO, DNI/CHCO
“The importance of the foreign language jobs for the U.S. Intelligence Community”. The presentation will be based on Russian as a critical language, event coordinator is Dr. Alla Kourova.
https://ucf.zoom.us/j/98097333688?pwd=NzJvNCs5T2dWTnc4SndyNFlDVDVOUT09

Wednesday, November 18th, 12:30pm – Presenters: Mariana Kellis (R.A.S.A. President) and Victoria Orindas ( SALT president)
“Service and Love Together: helping local and international community”, Coordinator/adviser is Dr. Alla Kourova https://ucf.zoom.us/j/93920991525?pwd=TXNLZmpJeGNkZ1lvVUhBbWRrODhNdz09

Friday, November 20th, 10:00am – International Projects “Connecting Classrooms”.
UCF Students from Intermediate Russian Class and Russian Students from Novocherkassk, Russia will discuss educational systems in both countries. Coordinator is Dr. Kourova

https://ucf.zoom.us/j/96697989120?pwd=UUx4RzZzd2pHdUZzNFRabjhBVTZOQT09

Friday, November 20t, 3:30 – “Cooking Show with Dr. Kourova”. Cooking traditional Russian food together. Come and have fun!

https://ucf.zoom.us/j/91585168504?pwd=a1d6L2JLOS93N1dXWjJDRzlob3duQT09
If you want to cook together and practice have on your table the following food items:

For dissert “Sharlotka”:
1 glass of flower.
3 eggs
1 glass of sugar
2-3 apples

For the dinner dish “Russian beef stroganoff”
1 1/2 pounds beef tenderloin (sliced into thin, 2-inch-long strips)
 Salt and pepper
 2 onions (finely chopped)
 4 ounces butter
 4 ounces button mushrooms (sliced)
 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
 1/2 cup beef stock
 Pinch dry mustard
 1 tablespoon tomato paste
 1/2 cup sour cream

General Meeting 10/26/20

Hello everyone! We will be having our general meeting this Monday. We will be discussing more scholarships related to Russian language, and information about a study abroad opportunity to Central Asia. See you there!

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/96499700913?pwd=SCt4UkZydDBocXpoSXd4U21CeTVOZz09

Meeting ID: 964 9970 0913

Passcode: CsB7nP

Watch: WWII Remembrance

The international youth competition of social cinema and social advertising, initiated by the Belarusian social and cultural public association “Heritage” and the Belarusian-Russian University in the city of Mogilev summarizes. Young people aged 13 to 28 take part in the competition.

The winners will be selected based on the results of a comprehensive vote: jury members and audience votes. From numerous entries, 22 video clips with a duration of up to 3 minutes were selected and approved for voting. For diplomas claim participants from different countries: Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan and the United States.

The Youth Club of the Russian-American Community Center of Florida (represented by 15-year-old club leader Alec-David Jenkins from Orlando and his Belarusian friends: Vyacheslav Klindyuk, Natalia Zherko and Elena Posternak, with the support of BELARUSdirect travel agency) takes part in this competition , presenting the video clip “Memory, appealing to the world.”

Alec – born in the United States in a mixed Russian-American family. Having been on excursions in the Republic of Belarus, he was very impressed with everything he saw there. He was particularly impressed by a visit to the Museum of the Great Patriotic War, the Stalin Line and other objects associated with the Second World War. That is why they made a decision to take part in this International Youth Competition in the Heritage nomination.

The video clip is dedicated to the Belarusian memorial complex “Khatyn”, which symbolizes the courage and unbearableness of the people of Belarus, who brought innumerable sacrifices in the name of victory over fascism. Khatyn – a former Belarusian village, burned to the ground by the Nazis, along with people. 186 of these villages were burned on the Belarusian land. Khatyn has become a symbol of the tragedy of the Belarusian people. In memory of the 3 million Belarusians who died in World War II, this video was created. Compatriots from the United States remember and honor their historical heritage.

Friends! Support Alec Jenkins and his team, which presented this video clip to the international competition of social cinema in the nomination “Heritage”. Put your LIKE under the video on YouTube and write your comments.
REMEMBER, Proud and Honor!