Rosatom is going to build a Russian school in Finland and organize cooking classes between the towns of Pyhäjoki and Kalajoki.
Rosatom and the Russian Federal Agency for International Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo) plan to open a school with Russian-speaking teachers and organize Russian cuisine cooking classes in Finland where Hankivi-1, a Russian-designed nuclear station, is to be built. This was announced by Rosatom’s First Deputy CEO Kirill Komarov at the session entitled “Economic Integration and Humanitarian Activity: New Way To Give Business a Competitive Advantage” that was held on the first day of SPIEF 2017. “The mayor of Kalajoki told us that at least a thousand of Russians would come there for the period of construction, which is seven years, and would bring their wives and children with them. We want them, he said, to feel comfortable in our town and want you to organize Russian cuisine cooking classes. We will open a pelmeni [Russian dumplings] bar and cook the same food they are used to eating at home so that they feel good. And please build a school so that we could learn Russian and speak the same language with them,” Kirill Komarov reported the mayor’s words. “This is what we are doing in Finland in association with Rossotrudnichestvo,” he added.