Jan 7, 2009

The Year of the Russian Language

You might think that the new Chinese year is the year of the ox, but you'd be WRONG! 2009 is the year of the Russian language in China. No joke. In my search to find any regional news NOT about gas, I turned to the Vladivostok Times, which reports that Russia and China have agreed that 2009 will be the year of Russian language in China, and 2010 will be the year of Chinese language in Russia. For the past 10 years high-level contacts between Russia and China have become more frequent. This language exchange dealie aims to promote collaboration and communication on the non-governmental level.


Pirates(and)Diplomats said...

Wait, year of the вол? don't you mean the Northern European naked vol rat?

I thought the year of the rat was 2008?

What the hell is going on here people?


BabaYaga said...

Makes sense. Particularly now that Russia and China have ::gasp:: a direct phone line, a "big red phone," to one another. Way to move into the 21st century. Although the U.S. has yet to have one with China

Ern said...

The phone would be red.

Pirates(and)Diplomats said...

Hehe, nice.