On January 23, a week of Russian culture with the theme A Little Journey to Russia started at the Waldorf School in Bremen, Rossa Primavera News Agency correspondent reports.
The week of Russian culture was organized by parents of the school’s students. The purpose of the event is to increase the interest of schoolchildren and their families in the Russian language and culture. Half of the students of this German school learn Russian as a second foreign language, which is compulsory for study.
Various lessons in painting, geography and history of Russia will be given to the students as a part of the week of Russian culture. Junior students will get acquainted with the basic techniques of painting on wood and textile. Schoolchildren and their parents will be able to try out Russian folk dancing and singing.
The culture expert Igor Uzlov from Zelenograd and the ethnic dance choreographer Sergey Vyskvarka from Belarus will give master classes in dancing. Also, the expert on choral singing Vyacheslav Kravets will teach singing. Katyusha and Moscow Nights will be among the many songs which the students will learn.
Students who attend the master classes in dancing and singing will perform at the final concert. Rodina choir, which includes different nationals from the post-Soviet countries living in Bremen, will also take part in the concert.
An exhibition of the Russian artist Leonid Vasilyevich Galkin will take place in the hall of the school during the week of Russian culture. Several editions of the wall newspaper Steps of History, which tells about significant events in the history of Russia, was translated into German and will be displayed in the school.
According to German parliament statistics, as of 2014 more than 2.3 million citizens from the former Soviet Union countries had moved to Germany. A significant part of these immigrants are the so-called “Russian Germans”, i.e., ethnic Germans who were born and raised in Russia. In particular, approximately 32,000 Russian Germans live in the city of Bremen, which is 5.8% of the city’s population.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency