On November 28, 2012 EduRu’s representative for the Baltic states, Volchina Anna visited one of the Baltic States – the Republic of Latvia. The purpose of this trip was to meet with the chairman of the ‘Russian Society’ – Tatyana Alexandrovna Tabor to discuss mutual cooperation. About 40% of the population in Latvia is ethnically Russian and ‘Russian Society in Latvia’ was founded in 1996 to support the Russian culture, language and traditions in Latvia. The ‘Russian Society’ has a learning center where high school students are trained to enter Russian Universities. Despite the decrease in Russian school age children due to the large-scale migration to Europe, “Russian Society’ continues to support compatriots.
Next year, EduRu will be holding a seminar in Riga for all those who are interested in pursuing higher education in Russian Universities. Students from the Pre-Baltic states pursuing higher education is Russia are at an advantage as they get to pursue higher education in their native language and will be in familiar social and cultural surroundings. In the past, young students preferred pursuing higher studies in European Universities due to the high standard of living and quality of education. However in recent times, Russian Universities are offering equally high (if not better) quality of education. The standard of living in Russia today is as good as in any European country and at a much lesser cost.