A group of people, including a boy wearing a T-shirt with the letter Z, posed for a photograph on Red Square in Moscow on 25 July 2022. Professors in Finland have reminded that the need to understand Russian language, culture and society is great especially in the current circumstance. (Natalia Kolesnikova – AFP/Lehtikuva)
THE RUSSIAN INVASION of Ukraine has had an impact on people applying to study Russian at Tampere University, the University of Helsinki and the University of Eastern Finland.
STT on Sunday reported that some applicants chose not to take part in the entrance exam, whereas others turned down admission to the programmes. An understanding of the language and culture, though, is important particularly in the prevalent circumstance, indicated Tomi Huttunen, a professor of Russian literature and culture at the University of Helsinki.