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[翻译]AS IT IS - Russia Urges Study-Abroad Students to Come Back Home

更新时间:2018/4/20 6:36:27 来源:本站原创 作者:佚名

Russia has launched a campaign to urge students studying abroad to return home to continue their education.


The campaign is led by a government agency in charge of shaping Russia’s image and supporting citizens living abroad. The launch was announced April 16.


The agency is officially called the Federal Agency for CIS Matters, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation. Some Western intelligence agencies suspect it of being a front organization for Russian spying and recruiting.


The marketing campaign is called “Highly Likely Welcome Back.” The name appeared to be targeting comments made by British Prime Minister Theresa May. May has said a British investigation found it “highly likely” Russia was responsible for the poisoning of a former Russian double agent and his daughter in Britain.

这一宣传活动被称之为“极有可能欢迎归来。”这个名字似乎是针对英国首相特蕾萨·梅(Theresa May)的言论。梅首相说过,英国一项调查发现,“极有可能”是俄罗斯造成了一名前俄罗斯双重特工及其女儿在英国中毒。

Officials from the United States and other countries have also accused the Russian government of ordering the poisoning. The March 4 attack in the British city of Salisbury seriously injured former Russian military intelligence official Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

美国等国官员也指责俄罗斯政府下令投毒。3月4日在英国城市索尔兹伯里发生的袭击严重伤害了前俄罗斯军事情报官员谢尔盖·斯基里帕尔(Sergei Skripal)和他的女儿。

Russia has denied involvement in the attack.


The incident led many Western nations to expel dozens of Russian diplomats. Russia answered by expelling diplomats from Western countries.


The state-run RIA-Novosti news agency reported that an official involved in the new campaign said it is aimed at fighting anti-Russian feelings in other nations.


The official said government politics in many countries – especially in Europe – “have increasingly taken on a harshly expressed anti-Russian character.”


The marketing campaign seeks to answer the influence of “Russophobic attitudes” on citizens and students living abroad, the official said.


Russia’s Education and Science Ministry reported that, in 2014, about 60,000 Russians were studying outside Russia.


Another official told the Kommersant newspaper there were concerns that young Russians may experience difficulties in nations expressing “unfriendly” feelings about Russia.


The Moscow Times has reported that an agency official said the program was mainly designed to seek the return of Russians studying in Britain.


Genri Sardarian is head of the department of management and politics at Moscow’s MGIMO University. He said his school and others across Russia are ready to accept any Russians who decide to come back and continue their studies at home.

Genri Sardarian是莫斯科MGIMO大学管理和政治系主任。他说,该校以及俄罗斯各地学校已经做好了准备来接收任何决定回国继续学业的俄罗斯人。

The worsening ties between the United States and Russia have made it more difficult for some American students seeking to study in Russia.


In a travel advisory issued in January, the U.S. State Department listed Russia as one of the most dangerous countries to visit. The advisory said this was due to harassment and terrorism. That led Stanford University in California to suspend its study-abroad program in Russia.


However, one U.S.-based organization centered on studies in Russia says most of its members still operate study-abroad programs. The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies said in a statement that most universities feel they can trust their Russian partners to keep their programs’ students safe.


I’m Bryan Lynn.

Words in This Story

recruit – v. get someone to join a group, service or company

abroad​ – n. in or to a foreign country​

harsh – adj. cruel, unkind or difficult to live with

character – n. qualities relating to a person or thing

attitude – n. the way a person thinks and feels about something

harassment – n. making repeated attacks against someone or something

dozen – n. twelve of something