- Public service
The Russian foreign-language class is now known as the Finnish-Russian class. Finnish- as well as Russian-speaking students may enrol in this class at the same time.
Instruction is given mostly in Finnish, but Russian language and culture are emphasised in the curriculum.
In the Finnish-Russian class, reading and writing instruction is initially conducted in Finnish. Russian-language reading- and writing skills are taught from third grade on when formal Russian education begins.