Meeting of Petrozavodsk State University and St. Petersburg State University online

The Department of Baltic-Finnish Philology continues to strengthen cooperation with various educational institutions in Russia and Finland.
The Department of Baltic-Finnish Philology continues to strengthen cooperation with various educational institutions in Russia and Finland.
This time there was a meeting of freshmen and teachers of the Department of Baltic-Finnish Philology of the Institute of Philology of PetrSU with freshmen and teachers of the Department of Finno-Ugric Philology of St. Petersburg State University.
The history of both departments intersects in the origins of their activities – the greatest scientist, specialist in funnology, Dmitry Vladimirovich Bubrikh, founded the Department of Finno-Ugric Philology in 1925 and headed it until 1949, and then became the founder and head of the Department of Baltic-Finnish Philology (modern name) in Petrozavodsk state university. However, unfortunately, in subsequent years, the cooperation of the departments was not close enough. On the initiative of the teachers of the Department of Baltic-Finnish Philology of PetrSU, it was decided to start joint work from the simplest thing – from the acquaintance of our freshmen and teachers with each other. The meeting took place on the Zoom platform. First, the students talked about their departments, about universities, about themselves and their studies and the prospects that universities provide to those who study Finnish, and in the case of PetrSU, apart from Finnish, Karelian and Vepsian languages. Then the guys asked each other questions about what motivated them to learn the Finnish language, questions about their hometowns.
The geography of Finnish language students at both universities is very extensive – Karelia, Moscow and Leningrad regions, Primorsky and Krasnodar territories, from Ukraine, etc.
It is important to note that students from both universities spoke Finnish, although the vast majority learn the language from scratch.
The teachers also talked about the main points of teaching, got to know each other, although one of the teachers of the Finnish language knows the Department of Baltic-Finnish Philology of PetrSU very well – Yaroslava Vladimirovna Novikova is a graduate of this department of St. Petersburg State University in 2013,
– told T.V. Pashkova, Head of the Department of Baltic-Finnish Philology, Institute of Philology.

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