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On the 18th of March at Chrism Chamber of Moscow Kremlin Patriarch Palace an awarding ceremony of winners of International essay competitions in English language entitled "Unity in Diversity: Russia and the English-Speaking World" took place.
International competition "Unity in Diversity" is aimed to comparative analysis and research similarities and differences in the sphere of history, culture, economics of Russia and English speaking countries, contribute to increase of the level of socio-cultural focus, realization of their national uniqueness and language.
Elena Gagarina, general director of Moscow Kremlin Museums, teachers leading educational institutions of Moscow, methodologists in foreign languages and independent experts became the members of the jury.
Traditionally besides individual competition, the team held a contest in terms of which the essays were written by team of pupils and students. Topics of team competition: "Human Rights in Russia and the world: yesterday, today, tomorrow"; "Similarities and differences of Russian, British and American sense of humor"; "Civil aviation in Russia and the UK: priorities, the similarities and differences"; "By the centennial of the Russian-British Chamber of Commerce: brand reputation RBCC and its importance in the development of business relations between the two countries"; "Fears, taboos, aspirations and dreams of the Russian and British teenagers"; "Russia and the United Kingdom: similarities and differences between education systems."
The first place on the topic "Fears, taboos, aspirations and dreams of the Russian and British teenagers" got the team of Plekhanov Russian University of Economicsunder the supervision of Olga Ershova, Associate Professor of Department of foreign language №1, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences. The team included students of the 1st course of the faculty of finance: Christine Denifostova and Alexei Sudarikov.
As the prize students of PRUE got diplomas signed personally by His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent, and the possibility of a summer internship in his charity fund, as well as publishing prizes which collected works of the winners.
Among the honored guests of the ceremony were: Olga Dmitrieva, Deputy Director General for Development advocacy and promotion of Moscow Kremlin Museums; Tatyana Potyaeva, Commissioner for Human Rights in Moscow; Alan Thompson, Director of the Russian-British Chamber of Commerce; Galina Karzova, the head of the British Airways office in Russia; Robert Dzhenski, Director of the International Language Centre Language Link; Anastasia Markova, managing partner of Go West Global.