Moscow, Russian Federation
October 1, 2019

Ms. Maria Plume is one of the many Russian students who has shown interest and fascination for the Filipino language and culture. She studied the Filipino language at the Moscow State University (MSU) for four years, and she considers these years as the most challenging yet the most enjoyable years of her life.

At the beginning, Ms. Plume admitted that she knows nothing about the Philippines. But when she chose Filipino studies as her course and specialization in 2015, she said that this gave her a different perspective of the world through the view of the Filipino people.

Following her graduation this year, she flew to the Philippines to work as a translator. After returning to her home country a few months later, she desires to go back to the Philippines to experience more of the Filipinos’ way of life.