22 February 2017

MGIMO Remembers Ivan Tyulin

February 21st, a series of events devoted to the memory of the exceptional scholar and First Vice-Rector of MGIMO, Ivan Tyulin, unfolded at the University.

Ivan Tyulin worked as First Vice-Rector of MGIMO from 1992 to 2007 and founded some of MGIMO’s most prominent research schools. February 21st this year, Ivan Tyulin would have celebrated his 70th birthday. On this occasion, colleagues and friends honored his memory by laying flowers next to the bust of the academic, located in the University’s research library, which carries his name.

An exhibition dedicated to Ivan Tyulin’s life and accomplishments was set up at the University. The opening ceremony started with a minute of silence observed in memory of the Permanent Representative of Russia to the United Nations,VitalyChurkin who recently passed away.

In his welcome words, MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov underlined the special role played by Ivan Tyulin in the history of the University and the fact that he possessed an outstanding intellect, work capacity, and interest in people. The Rector noted that the scholar is still missed and that his contribution to the development of the University will be remembered for years to come.

Colleagues and friends spoke of Ivan Tyulin’soptimistic outlook on life and his ability to look beyond short-term difficulties, like those of the 90’s, to make ambitious and visionary choices for the future development of the University. Indeed Ivan Tyulin predicted and contributed to MGIMO becoming a dynamic cultural and social platform.

The exhibition, with archive documents and photos, can be visited in the Atrium until February 28th.

— See the MGIMO web-site for more photos and russian version