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Old Stamfordian Teaches Pupils Benefits of Learning Russian

Richard Wallace Russian visitOn Thursday 21st January Stamford Endowed Schools was delighted to welcome back OS Richard Wallace to spend the day in the Russian department.

Richard left Stamford School in 1995, having studied Russian A-level. He continued his studies of Russian at Birmingham University and since leaving university, he has worked in Russia for 7 years, heading the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce, as well as a private investment bank. He is now CEO of Front Row group of companies and he spends a week each month in Moscow.

Richard spent some time with our sixth form students, answering their questions as well as talking to Year 8 boys about the benefits of learning Russian. Our boys asked lots of interesting questions both about Russia and Russian and some of their perceptions about the language and Russian culture changed following Richard's talk.

Head of Russian at Stamford School, Caroline Wray, said “It was great to have Richard with us for the day and he was able to relate to the boys and talk to them about how learning Russian has shaped his career.”