Thursday, November 23, 2017

Yekaterinburg school opens Azerbaijani class

Yekaterinburg's No. 108 school started its first Azerbaijani language class in the city, with the help of the Consulate General of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.

Sultan Gasimov, the Azerbaijani consul general in Yekaterinburg, Yakov Silin, the head of the administration for the governor of the Sverdlovsk region, and Shahin Shikhinsky, the head of the Azerbaijani diaspora in the Sverdlovsk region, were on hand to cut a red ribbon to symbolize the opening of the class. During the ceremony, the officials read congratulatory messages from Leyla Aliyeva, the vice president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, and Polad Bulbuloglu, the Azerbaijani ambassador to Russia, News.az reports.

Participants at the ceremony and members of the public alike visited the newly renovated class that will train eight Azerbaijani children. The students will be taught by Russian and Azerbaijani teachers.

After the conclusion of the official ceremony, a concert was held that included the participation of school children, according to News.az.

The Sverdlovsk regional government was also instrumental in the creation of the Azerbaijani class.

The class will be held in what is one of the most prestigious educational institutions in the city of Yekaterinburg. The No. 108 school works closely with UNESCO.