A Moscow State Institute of International Relations has published a textbook on Bangla language in observance of the International Mother Language Day.
Quoting a press release issued on February 21, UNB reported that the textbook titled "Bangladesh: History and Politics" is aimed at gaining and developing specific knowledge on Bangla language, with a focus on the domestic and foreign policy of Bangladesh.
Written by Dr Irina Prokofieva and Yulia Kalinina, two Russian specialists in Bangla language, the book's ultimate goal is to help students to attain skills of translating political texts of any difficulty from and to Bangla, added the press note.
The book contains exclusively original materials, including the historical speeches by the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and other renowned personalities.
These documents let the students adjust to the linguistic features of native speakers, read the release.
Moscow State Institute of International Relations, commonly known as MGIMO University, is an academic institution run by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, which is widely considered the most elite university in Russia. Bangla has already been taught at the university for several decades.
The publication of "Bangladesh: History and Politics" by MGIMO indicates rising interest towards Bangladesh and Bangla language in Russia amid strengthening ties between Russia and Bangladesh, the press note continued.