Huntsville, Sochi students get acquainted online - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Huntsville, Sochi students get acquainted online

Posted: Updated:
Huntsville's ASFL school has a three-year relationship with a school in Sochi, Russia. Huntsville's ASFL school has a three-year relationship with a school in Sochi, Russia.
The students are learning more about each other's culture through online chats. The students are learning more about each other's culture through online chats.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

What does it take to host the Olympics? That's what students learning Russian at Huntsville's Academy for Science and Foreign Language set to find out Wednesday morning.

The cultural and physical 6,000-mile gap between a Russian and American school closed with the mere click of a computer mouse.

Huntsville's ASFL and Sochi's Gymnasium #8 School started a partnership three years ago, when Sochi representatives came to the Rocket City to learn more about our way of life and our schools. Wednesday, Huntsville students set out to learn more about Sochi's schools and how students there like being on the world's stage, working at and hosting the Olympics.

Re-connecting the schools was important to Huntsville's Russian language teacher, Eugene Fedoseyev, who has worked hard to maintain a relationship between the two schools. The Olympic Games gave him the perfect platform.

"I'm hoping our Sochi friends will open the eyes of my kids to how tremendous this thing is. It is a celebration, a celebration of sports and of the world spirit," Fedoseyev said.

Remember, when breaking news happens, we break it first online, by email, and by text. If you want to receive our breaking news alerts by text, pull out your phone right now and text NEWS to 44848. Message and data rates may apply. You can text STOP at any time to cancel your subscription, text HELP for more information, or call 877-571-0774 for support.

Copyright 2014 WAFF. All rights reserved. 

Powered by WorldNow

1414 North Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35801
256-533-4848

WAFF Is a Proud Member
of the Raycom Family of Stations


FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WAFF. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.