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SMBU students win top awards at national Russian contest

Date: 2020-10-27 Author: Cindy Click: []

Two students from the Faculty of Philology, Zhang Lin and Zhang Xiaofen, grabbed top awards at the most prestigious Russian language contest among college students in China with their outstanding performance at the final competition held on October 24 and 25 in the northeast city Harbin.

It’s the second time for students from Shenzhen MSU-BIT University to make into the final, but the first time to win awards at the highly competitive national contest.

Zhang Lin, a senior student ranked at the sixth place among 22 finalists in the Junior/Senior Grade Group and won a Second Prize. She will be fully sponsored to pursue higher degrees in Russia with scholarship provided by a state-level study-abroad foundation. Meanwhile, Zhang Xiaofen, also made us proud with her great performance in the Freshman/Sophomore Group and won an Excellence Award.

Zhang Lin said in an interview after the competition that it was her great honor to take part in the national competition on behalf of SMBU and her winning would be impossible without efforts made by SMBU’s teachers and support from her fellow students.“I’ve seen how other finalists had performed so greatly during the final competition and I would say there is still much space for me to better my Russian language in the future,”Zhang Lin shared her joy.

As one of the very first batch of undergraduate students enrolled in SMBU back in 2017, Zhang Lin has proved, with her hardworking and passion in Russian language learning, that a student with zero knowledge about Russian could master the language so well and stand at the stage of the nation’s top Russian competition. She intends to further her studies in Russian-related postgraduate degrees after graduation.

The national Russian contest for college student is one of the most important Russian language competitions and attracts a large number of Russian learners and experts each year. This year’s contest had a total of 392 contestants from 151 universities around China.

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