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10:16 PM  July 5, 2019

First in TSU: officers with knowledge of Portuguese received diplomas

© РИА Томск. Таисия ВоронцоваFirst in TSU: officers with knowledge of Portuguese received diplomas

TOMSK, Jul 5 - RIA Tomsk. The first in the history of Tomsk State University (TSU) graduation of officers with knowledge of the Portuguese language was held on Friday. Young military interpreters will soon go to places of service. Details - in the material of RIA Tomsk.

As reported by RIA Tomsk, the TSU military training center by request of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation began in 2015 the training of translators from the Portuguese language. Until this year, the university trained French and Chinese translators, and knowledge of English was compulsory for them.

During training under the program of military preparation, students passed a training camp as soldiers in military units, as well as military training in officers' positions.

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The Military Training Center of the university trains translators in the field of "Linguistic support of military activities". There are only five such centers in Russia.

Without language barriers

On Friday, graduates of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and the Military Training Center of the Institute of Military Education of TSU gathered in the assembly hall of the university - young men in full-fledged military uniforms. The graduation of 2019 - is the most numerous: eight people, and everyone knows two foreign languages: English and Chinese (two people), French (two people) or Portuguese (four people).

“Five years ago, when I entered a military linguist, I had a choice of Chinese, French or Portuguese”, - says one of the graduates, Pavel Gavrilin. - I was not interested in Chinese at first, but as for French, my mother teaches this language. I wanted something new, so I chose Portuguese".

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Pavel Gavrilin, a graduate of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and the Military Training Center of the Institute of Military Education of TSU

He adds that during his studies, he managed to visit Brazil and practice the language: “I visited Brazil itself and six other countries in South America. <...> About 200 million people live in Brazil. Therefore, Portuguese is very common - it is in the first top ten most popular languages".

From Moscow to Khabarovsk

Pavel, as well as other graduates - military linguists, was given the military rank of “lieutenant” by order of the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation and a position was determined for which he would serve under a contract for a period of three or five years. Young men will have to move to Khabarovsk, Yekaterinburg, Moscow and Shchelkovo (Moscow region).

"Senior officer of the information processing analysis department. <...> Head of the shift of the branch of the Federal Airspace Intelligence and Control Coordination System. <...> Senior air radio operator, flight crew translator on IL 96 aviation squadron <...>", - of the deputy head of the TSU Military Training Center Colonel Valery Lesnoy declared positions.

Also, TSU graduates will serve in such positions as the senior on-board radio operator of the aviation detachment on TU-154 airplanes and the translator of the linguistic center of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

Earlier, the RIA Tomsk reported with reference to the Vice-Rector for International Affairs of Tomsk State University Artyom Rykun that the university prepares military interpreters from the Portuguese language for work at enterprises of the military-industrial complex (MIC) within the framework of cooperation between Russia and Brazil.

"The Portuguese language - is three countries: Portugal, Brazil and Angola. Brazil - is a military-technical market. Brazil with us, with Russia, cooperates, in particular, in the field of aeronautical engineering. And a military translator - is not necessarily a person who is on the line fire. He can also work at the enterprise, producing equipment", - Rykun said.

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Military translators - are rare personnel, and for all this time the university trained 20 officers, 5 of whom have diplomas with honors
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Military translators are graduated TSU with the rank of "lieutenant" and in employment immediately receive benefits from the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, for example, military mortgage, the right to free travel to the place of leave for servicemen and their family across Russia.
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After receiving diplomas, young officers will go to places of service - from Moscow to Khabarovsk

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