The Center for Open Education at Chaudhary Charan Singh University hosted the online Russian language course. More than 80 students from different parts of India have been trained. The course called "Russian Mosaic" covered a wide range of topics, from human anatomy to Russian holidays and traditions.

The students emphasized the practical usefulness of the classes as well as the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture of Russia. The students enjoyed learning new vocabulary on such topics as "In the city", "Winter in Russia" and learning about holiday traditions and customs of the Russian people, the history of Russian art and great artists of Russia, as well as one of the most important cultural and historical centers, which was shown in the "Virtual Tour of Nizhny Novgorod".

"Such courses for Indian students play an important role in promoting the Russian language in India. They encourage students to learn Russian, especially in regions where the practice of Russian may be limited due to the lack of developed tourist business and business ties with Russia," said teacher of the Center for Open Education Ludmila Simonenko.

The program of the Course was developed by the teacher of the Centre for Open Education of Minin University in the Republic of India  Ludmila Simonenko and Master’s students of the program "Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language" Anna Nedelyaeva, Polina Kalina Angelina Soldatova, Elena Pavlova and Tatiana Belova, as well as professors of the Department of Russian and Foreign Philology of Minin University Elena Dzyuba, Anna Latukhina, Natalia Ilchenko, Yulia Marinina who contributed by developing lesson plans and teaching for students with different levels of language proficiency - from elementary (A1) to intermediate (B1+). Methodological competence of master's students was highly appreciated by both colleagues and students of the Course.

At the end of the Course, the students expressed their gratitude to the teachers for having organized the Russian language Course. Many of them had the experience of communicating with native speakers for the first time, what made study process more interesting and effective.