Ljudmila

 

 

Ljudmila

In the Soviet era I worked as a journalist at a newspaper in Tallinn called Õhtuleht. There in the education department worked a rather modest colleague Ljudmila Poljakova who at that time did not speak a word of Estonian. To this day she is not speaking Estonian very willingly but also she has shown citizen initiative and founded a citizen union The Russian-speaking Schools' Teachers In Estonia that is issuing the newspaper Utšitelj (Teacher). This paper is issued at irregular intervals: when the necessary funding and a sufficient amount of articles have been gathered. In her newspaper also a number of the more relevant articles on education from the Estonian media have been translated. Clearly she has taken on the task of integrating the Estonian and Russian communities. At times she has invited me as her former colleague to meet Russian teachers and lead discussions on contemporary educational problems.

By Raivo Juurak
Translated by Krõõt Juurak

Ljudmila Poljakova
Ljudmila Poljakova


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