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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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.

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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.

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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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26 September 2014

Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe MPs Visit MGIMO

On September 26th, an OSCE representative delegation’s visit to MGIMO marked the closing of the first leg of the conference entitled "Helsinki +40: prospects for strengthening the OSCE" organized by the Russian Council on Foreign Affairs in conjunction with the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. The project is timed to the fortieth anniversary of the signing of the Helsinki Final Act coming up next year. The delegation included, amongst others, co-chairman of the Helsinki 40+ project Joao Soares, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Secretary General Spencer Oliver and the OSCE PA former President Javier Ruperes.

Prof. Andrei Silantiev, MGIMO's Vice-Rector for International Cooperation and Public Relations, welcomed the delegation and flagged up the key role the OSCE has played in assuring peace in Europe. Parliamentarians shared their views on topical international issues as well as cited the progress achieved during the conference.

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