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.


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.


15 October 2014

MGIMO Celebrates its 70th Anniversary

October 2014, as MGIMO kicked off its 70th anniversary celebrations, the University was flourishing with exciting events - from the inauguration by S.Lavrov of a statue of A.Gorchakov to the gala-concert honored by the welcome address by V.Putin. All along, congratulatory letters and wires were pouring in from the highest ranks of Russia and their foreign counterparts.

October 14, a two-hour Gala-concert at the Kremlin marked the end of the celebrations of MGIMO’s 70th anniversary. V.Putin honored the event with an opening speech in which he warmly congratulated the professors, alumni, administrative staff and friends of the university. Russia’s president stressed that MGIMO’s identity has always been defined by Russia’s modern history. As the conflict potential in the world is growing, MGIMO’s role is – now more than ever – of utmost importance as a school for diplomats that Russia relies on in upholding and advancing its interests.


06 October 2014

MGIMO Professor Elected President of International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

October 2, Vladimir Golitsyn was elected President of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea for the upcoming three-year period (2014-2017).

V.Golitsyn is one of the most experienced specialists in the Law of the Sea: He served as General Counsel for Russia in two cases before the International Tribunal of the United Nations for the Law of the Sea. Currently V.Golitsyn is Vice-President of the Russian Association of International Law and teaches International Law at MGIMO.


02 October 2014

MGIMO Graduates Project their Worldview through Art

October 6 to 14, as part of its 70th anniversary festivities, MGIMO will house the III Art University Alumni Exhibition «The world through the eyes of MGIMO students and alumni».

This art project owes its uniqueness to the talents of its graduates – career diplomats, ambassadors, journalists, and successful businessmen. It also reveals a whole new image of the University, bringing out the distinctive and creative take that MGIMO graduates have on key world events.


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