Russia is arguably most famous for two things in the western world, Shapka ushanka - the famous fur hat and Matryoshka dolls. But there is so much more to Russian culture and tradition than just that! Russia has been making its impact on the world for hundreds of years. Eton Institute, the UAE’s No.1 language school, is organising a free Russian Cultural evening to give the community an insight on this intriguing culture.
Famous for being the backdrop of many an action filled blockbuster movies such as ‘James Bond-007’ and for putting ‘Sputnik’, the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth, Russia remains one of the most influential and interesting cultures in the world. It is a land rich in literature, philosophy, classical music, ballet, architecture and technology. The Russian language is also the most widely spoken ‘Slavic’ language in the world with over 144 million native speakers.
“There has always been a fascination with the Russian language and culture because of its wide reach” explains Moaz Khan, Marketing Manager at Eton Institute. “Russia borders 14 countries, making it the largest country in the world and 75% of its residents speak Russian. To learn about this larger than life culture and language would only prove beneficial for any individual.”
Like all cultural events held at Eton Institute, it will be an interactive evening where participants will experience the Russian culture, food, language and the etiquette. There will also be a question and answer session at the end of the evening where participants can win amazing prizes from discount vouchers to free courses.
The Russian cultural evening will be held on 23rd May from 7pm to 9pm at the Language Studio, Eton Institute, Dubai Knowledge Village. Prior confirmation and registration of attendance through the Eton Institute’s website www.eton.ac is mandatory as places are limited and will be offered on a first-come first-serve basis.