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‘Moscow pupils discover Luxembourg: yesterday, today, tomorrow’

Published Wednesday May 19 2021


On 19 May 2021, the Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in Moscow congratulated winners, supervisors and participants of the contest ‘Moscow pupils discover Luxembourg: yesterday, today, tomorrow’.

Since 1995, the society ‘Russia-Germany’ in collaboration with Embassies has been organizing German language competitions ‘Deutsche Motive’ in Moscow schools. Its 23rd edition in 2020 was dedicated to Luxembourg (where German, alongside Luxembourgish and French is one of the official languages). Due to the global pandemic, the competition took place in the online format.

More than 350 pupils from different Moscow schools had a chance to compete in three nominations: ‘drawing’, ‘research’ and ‘theater’. Their projects on various aspects of the history of Luxembourg and its culture, as well as bilateral relations, were conducted under the guidance of 154 supervisors. This year, Mrs. Rosa Zharova (German language teacher) and Mr. Victor Mitryaev (executive secretary of the society ‘Russia-Germany’) managed the contest.

The awards ceremony at the Embassy of Luxembourg in Moscow gathered 54 winners, their teachers and organizers, divided into 2 groups. The event started with the opening speech of Mr. Georges Faber, the Ambassador of Luxembourg to the Russian Federation. He pointed out that, despite challenges related to COVID-19, winners had shown impressive results. The jury members noted the high level of proficiency in German language among pupils, although many of them learn German only as the second foreign language. The ceremony proceeded with short presentations of the leading projects, followed by the reception with traditional Luxembourg dishes. 


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