The assistant principal of Russian-speaking Tartu Puškin Gymnasium Viktoria Neborjakina is the third vivid Russian person who is actively using her civil rights.
Viktoria is a special case as she has become a connecting link between the Russian and the Estonian community in Estonia. Although being the assistant principal of a Russian-speaking school she is actively participating at most of the important conferences, seminars and discussions in the education field of Estonia and bringing back the information to the Russian community. She has learnt Estonian to the extent that she has done her MA in Estonian language and is at the moment in the doctorate of Tallinn University studying educational sciences. Viktoria has organized trainings for school boards of Russian-speaking schools, founded the Union of Slavic schools in Tartu, participated in the activities of the Russian Culture Society of Tartu and held lectures to Russian intelligentsia about education sciences at the Tartu Cultural University. She has taken part in all Estonian-Russian joint education conferences and is a member of the board of directors of the citizen movement Estonian Education Forum.
by Raivo Juurak
translated by Krõõt Juurak
Viktoria Neborjakina has learnt Estonian to the extent that she has done her MA in Estonian language.
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