The Mezhdunarodnaya assotsiatsiya russkogo yazyka i literatury is an international association of Russian language and literature teachers whose purpose is to disseminate the Russian language abroad. It was founded in 1967 at an international conference on Russian as a foreign language in Paris, France.
The MAPRYaL is currently present in seventy countries and has a worldwide network of associate members. It is particularly strong in Asia and Europe, and brings together language centres and other institutions in higher education whose main responsibility is the teaching and dissemination of Russian as a foreign language. The MAPRYaL organizes conferences, Russian language festivals, and Russian Olympiads for school students from all ...