30 October 2014

MGIMO Inaugurates Stravinsky Monument in Montreux, Switzerland

October 25, a monument to I.Stravinsky, a great Russian composer whose life was closely associated with Switzerland, was inaugurated and presented as a gift by MGIMO University to the town of Montreux. This event took place during the opening ceremony of a reunion of MGIMO alumni assembled to celebrate the 70th anniversary of their alma mater.

The festivities were organized at the initiative of F. Paulsen, the honorary consul of Russia in Lausanne, and a member of MGIMO’s Board of Trustees, in conjunction with the Association of MGIMO graduates in Switzerland. MGIMO’s 70th brought together more than 200 international participants, many of whom are alumni working in Switzerland. The opening of the monument to Igor Stravinsky was the central event of the festivities in Montreux.

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30 October 2014

New Masters Between MGIMO and Monterey Institute of International Studies

As the 70th Anniversary events do not let up their pace, October 25, on the sidelines of the MGIMO Alumni reunion, a tripartite memorandum of understanding with a view of establishing a Master's degree was signed between MGIMO, the PIR Centre (Moscow) and the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

The ceremony was attended by Prof. A.Torkunov, MGIMO rector, V.Orlov, Director of the PIR Center, and Prof. A. Vasilieva, Head of "Russian Studies" at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. In his welcome address, A.Torkunov stressed the novelty of this type of cooperation, and underlined how it contributes to the strengthening of international peace and security.

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28 October 2014

Meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club

Vladimir Putin took part in the final plenary meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club’s XI session. The meeting’s theme is The World Order: New Rules or a Game without Rules.

This year, 108 experts, historians and political analysts from 25 countries, including 62 foreign participants, took part in the club’s work.

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22 October 2014

President Putin Awards MGIMO Professors

A select group of MGIMO distinguished professors and staff has been bestowed honors and decorations of the Russian State, in accordance with the executive orders and decrees recently signed by V.Putin.

The Russian president conferred the Order of Friendship upon Dr V.Chasovoy, Chair of the Department of Applied Economics and Prof. A.Shestopal, Chair of the Department of Philosophy. This distinction recognizes their achievements in scholarly and educational activities, as well as outstanding teaching skills and many years of dedicated work.

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20 October 2014

MGIMO Receives Friendship Order from Vietnam

October 14, the Minister of Justice of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Ha Hung Cuong paid a visit to MGIMO to decorate the university with his country’s Order of Friendship as well as to grant to MGIMO Rector and the University’s Faculty members honorary awards.

During the solemn ceremony, Ha Hung Cuong pinned the Order of friendship onto the flag of MGIMO and referred to the ground-breaking role MGIMO plays in stepping up cooperation between the two countries. The minister of Justice also thanked A. Torkunov for his personal significant contribution to the training of highly qualified professionals for the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and conferred upon him the Order of Friendship. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Vietnam in Moscow Nguyen Thanh Sean presented Friendship Medals to five MGIMO Faculty members.

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