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MONTE DRAPER | BEMIDJI PIONEER Lara Ravitch, left, dean of the Russian village Lesnoe Ozero, and Warren Schulze, Concordia Language Villages' director of operations, stand outside of Lesnoe Ozero's recently completed Sankt Peterburg building, which now boasts a new great hall, classroom and meeting space, and an impressive entryway, in addition to the previously existing dining hall and kitchen.

Concordia dedicates Russian village

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BEMIDJI - Welcome to Russia. Or, as Russians might say, добро пожаловать.

Concordia Language Villages dedicated its Russian village -- Lesnoe Ozero -- Saturday afternoon as Yury Y. Melnik, second secretary for the Embassy of the Russian Federation to the U.S., delivered an address.


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