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Class takes Russian lessons to heart

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KENNEWICK — With the winter Olympics under way, all eyes are trained on Russia for the short term.

But a handful of students studying Russian through Kennewick Community Education have been immersed in the culture and language of the country for decades.

They’re students of Elina Movsesyan of Pasco. Two have been attending class for nearly 16 years, another for at least 12.

“We’re like family, a Russian family,” said Dr. Ronald Wojnas, a Kennewick pediatrician.

Wojnas has taken 24…

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