The message reads, in part:
“Over the past years, MAPRYAL has earned high and well-deserved recognition as the largest international association focused on the development, study and promotion of the Russian language and literature. Today, MAPRYAL is successfully operating in 70 countries. Its members include the world’s major universities, language schools, publishing companies as well as prominent researchers, teachers, journalists and public figures. The association has moved forward some popular educational projects and outreach campaigns. It is involved in extensive research and develops new and promising teaching methods, and organises academic and cultural events.
I am certain this anniversary conference will be a creative and constructive event initiating some extraordinary and useful projects that will definitely be brought to life.”
MAPRYAL’s anniversary conference is taking place on September 15 in Paris, where 50 years ago the International Association of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature was established as a public non-profit organisation at its foundation conference.