Aviatresses 15.01.2019As for Russian women who pioneered aviation, everything started in 1911. The skies virus used to penetrate their hearts through various paths. In some cases it came along with love. A general’s daughter. A duchess by her husband’s right, who belonged to the Rurik dynasty. A professional actress. A genteel and well educated lady. A princess by birth. An Odessa native with millionaire uncle of Italian origin. And a lady of incomprehensible origin. In the early 20th century such girls and ladies were known as Aviatresses. Though they dubbed themselves as “air wanderesses”.
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Russian Language Conference for high graders held at Oxford School
Oxford High School has hosted the conference for high school students who are learning Russian, Rossotrudnichestvo reports. About eighty people from more than a dozen leading British educational institutions participated in it.
The UK Association of Russian Language Teachers organized the forum. According to its leader, Catherine Solovyova, the goal was to unite students. She assures that the forum will help to strengthen relations between Russia and Britain at the level of interpersonal contacts.
Speakers covered a variety of topics that promote a closer look at Russian culture. The preparation for the final exams in the Russian language was also on agenda.
Professors of the Oxford University took the floor there.
In addition, there was a discussion on modern Russia and its global role. Students learned opportunities to use Russian language in their professional activities.
At the end of the conference, students were invited to BBC Oxford radio. The host of the program asked them why so many Russians had gathered at the conference in Oxford and why the children learn Russian. The students talked on their plans for the future and taught the journalist a few Russian words and expressions.