On the Air in Russian?


The other day, our Information Officer Elena was contacted by someone from the Russian unit of the UN Radio, who wanted to make an interview about the World Development Report Presentation here in Moldova. Elena was not here during the event, so she was kind enough to suggest that they interviewed me, Ms. Åsa Giertz, who according to her e-mail “is Swedish but speaks Russian”. Needless to say, I will not do the interview, but I am glad that some of my colleagues have such high expectations of me. Or perhaps it was just a hint that it is really time that I learn Moldova’s two main languages properly…


(But at least I can spell my name in Cyrillic: Оса Йерц, phonetically)

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