Last weeks 10 international students from Finland, Norway, Sweden, the UK, the USA & Australia arrived in Petrozavodsk.Three beautiful girls came from Finland for this spring semester as FIRST exchange-students. Lotta Hämäläinen (from the University of Turku) will take lectures at the Faculty of Ecology&Biology. Two other students: Jutta Petäjäjärvi and Anna Soini (from the University of Oulu) will study together at the Faculty of History and also at the Chair of Tourism and the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences. The lessons of Russian as a foreign at NEOU PetrSU will make their study-plan more complete. This sure educational combination should yield its first concrete results soon. Other students preferred various programs of Russian for one-semester. They will study till June-July because after this cold winter everyone wishes to stay in Petrozavodsk till summer to see its streets in blossom and visit well-known sights.