50 Russian teachers’ who arrived in Tajikistan on October 15 will teach in 22 schools located in Dushanbe, Khorog, Khujand, Kulob, Bokhtar, Spitamen, Asht, Hisor and some other cities and districts.

Only six of them arrived in Tajikistan for the first time, while others taught in schools in Tajikistan last year and decided to return to Tajikistan again.  

The teachers have already been distributed to the regions and schools.  Five of them have been sent to Spitamen district (Sughd province), two others have been sent to Asht district (Sughd province), two teachers have been sent to Hisor (districts subordinate to the center) and others have been distributed to schools in Dushanbe, Khujand (Sughd province), Khorog (Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Region), Bokhtar (Khatlon province) and Kulob (Khatlon province). 

Acting chairperson of the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo)’s office in Tajikistan Ivan Ivanov says the teachers have arrived in Tajikistan for year with possible extension of their contracts     . 

They will work with local schools during the current academic year in the framework of a humanitarian project being implemented under the auspices of Russia’s Federation Council and Tajikistan’s Majlisi Milli, according to the Russian Embassy in Dushanbe.  

The humanitarian project on providing Russian teachers with work in foreign schools has been implemented by Russia’s Ministry of Education since 2017.  

Recall, 29 Russian teachers arrived in Tajikistan at the start of the 2017-2018 academic year.  Teachers from the Russian regions of Kostroma, Kemerovo, Bashkortostan, Daghestan, and Tatarstan arrived in Tajikistan to teach subjects such as mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, computer science, Russian, and others at secondary schools where teaching is conducted in Russian.  They worked with schools in Dushanbe, Khorog, the capital of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO), Khatlon, Sughd and districts subordinate to the center.  Of them, only three reportedly returned to Russia while the remaining 26 teachers remained in Tajikistan for one more year.  

26 another Russian teachers reportedly joined them in the 2018-2019 academic year.  They worked with schools not only in Dushanbe and Khujand but also in other regions of the country.  Thu, three of them worked with Presidential Lyceum in Khorog.