It gives us confidence to live in Moscow
The workshop was traditionally led by Dr. Mira Bergelson, Professor at School of General and Applied Philology, the Faculty of Humanities.
The participants from eight different countries introduced themselves to each other, discussed their first impressions on living in Moscow and working at HSE University. Dr. Bergelson provided key facts from social and historical context of Russia which generated much interest upon the participants.
Svetlana Cecovic, Assistant Professor at School of General and Applied Philology, and Stefan Hessbrüggen-Walter, Assistant Professor at School of Philosophy, were invited to share their experience on living and working in Russia for several years.
Therefore, cultural, personal and practical aspects of integration to new environment were covered during the workshop.
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Sabyasachi Tripathi, Research Fellow at the Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies, also shared that overall impression of the workshop is “very nice and productive. It gives us confidence to live in Moscow”.
All interested in learning more about communication with Russians and Russian culture may take a closer look at the Coursera class of Mira Bergelson: “Understanding Russians: contexts of intercultural communication“. It’ll give you a more academic and detailed account of issues raised at the workshop and much more.