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National Library encourages Indonesian language teaching in Russia

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The National Library of the Republic of Indonesia encourages the implementation of the Indonesian Language Teaching Program for Foreign Speakers (BIPA) in collaboration with the V.V. Mayakovsky Central City Public Library in St. Petersburg.

A press release, quoted by ANTARA state news agency, Thursday (4/7) said that the cooperation between the libraries of the two countries was carried out through the signing of a memorandum of understanding on July 3.


To implement cooperation activities at the V.V. Mayakovsky Library, the Head of the National Library, Aminudin Azis, explained that the National Library will cooperate with the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia (KBRI) in Moscow.


Activities that are encouraged in such cooperation include the Indonesian Language for Foreign Speakers (BIPA) teaching program. These activities can be synchronized with exhibitions of literary works, manuscripts, and other library materials from Indonesia.


Meanwhile, the librarian of V.V. Mayakovsky Library, Svetlana Gorokhova, welcomed the cooperation. She added that the implementation of cooperation with the National Library can be carried out in various forms of activities. One of them targets cultural exchanges between the two countries through collection exhibitions and seminars. Cooperation can also be carried out in the form of staff exchange for expertise development and knowledge exchange.


The V.V. Mayakovsky Library is the main public library of St. Petersburg, with two million items in its collection. Every day, the library is visited by a thousand people.


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