President of Russia Vladimir Putin sent his greetings on MGIMO’s 75th anniversary

President of Russia Vladimir Putin sent his greetings on MGIMO’s 75th anniversary

14 October 2019

Vladimir Putin congratulated professors, the faculty, employees, students and alumni on the 75th anniversary of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University).

The message reads, in part:

“Over the past 75 years, MGIMO has established a strong reputation as a leading global centre for training international affairs professionals. MGIMO alumni constitute the core framework of the personnel of the Russian diplomatic service. They demonstrate top professionalism, patriotism and fidelity to duty while protecting our country’s foreign policy interests.

Those who graduated from this remarkable university to dedicate themselves to work at government agencies, public organisations, in research, business or journalism also excel in their professional qualities.

The analytical and expert work of the faculty and researchers at MGIMO deserves high praise. It is important that, in addition to the traditional areas of study and research, the university is actively developing new programmes on public administration and corporate management, as well as information and financial technologies.

MGIMO is expanding its international links and cooperation with the world’s leading universities, as well as with numerous associations of foreign alumni. This year, the first foreign branch of MGIMO opened in Tashkent.

There is no doubt that all this testifies to the university’s high standing and its educational and academic achievements.”

The Russian President’s official website