23 March 2015

MGIMO Hosts French Ambassador Jean-Maurice Ripert

March 20th, Jean-Maurice Ripert, Ambassador of France to Russia, came to MGIMO to speak to the University’s students and faculty members.

Artem Malgin, MGIMO’s Vice-Rector for General Affairs, presented J-M. Ripert to the students and acted as moderator of the discussions that followed. The Ambassador gave a talk on freedom of speech and of opinion and on the liberty of the press. His remarks sparked a lively interaction on a variety of issues including religious and social rights and the need for self-restraint in order to maintain social stability.

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23 March 2015

The Central Bank of Russia’s First Deputy Governor Visits MGIMO

March 20th, MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov welcomed Ksenia Yudaeva, First Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Russia for a meeting, which was also attended by Artem Malgin, MGIMO’s Vice-Rector for General Affairs and by Marina Petrova, Director of MGIMO’s Endowment Fund.

The Central Bank of Russia has a long-term ongoing partnership with MGIMO in a variety of fields. MGIMO Professors carry out research for the Bank and its employees are enrolled in a myriad of training programs at the University’s School of Business and International Proficiency.

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20 March 2015

MGIMO Welcomes Brazil's Military Attache

March 18th, Colonel Marco Antonio de Freitas Coutinho, Military Attache of the Federative Republic of Brazil in Russia gave a talk at MGIMO on the prospects for Russian-Brazilian cooperation.

Marco Antonio de Freitas Coutinho, who has been serving in his position in Russia since 2013, started his speech by underlining his appreciation for the Russian language and culture. He went on to expose the national strategy of Brazil, stressing Russia’s position as a strategic partner. Russia and Brazil have already signed a number of key agreements on cooperation in military and technological sectors, which will strengthen both countries’ positions on international markets.

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20 March 2015

Ambassador of Argentina in Russia Speaks to MGIMO Students

March 17th, Pablo Anselmo Tettamanti, Ambassador of Argentina to Russia, met with a group of MGIMO students majoring in Hispanic studies.

Mr. Ambassador gave a talk on his country describing the current political and economic situation in Argentina, as well as the bilateral relations between his country and Russia. He then took some questions from the audience and engaged in a lively discussion with the students on a wide range of issues.

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12 March 2015

MGIMO Research Centre Sponsors SCO Khanty-Mansiysk Forum

March 11th-12th, the tenth session of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization annual forum took place in Khanty-Mansiysk. The event was organized and chaired by MGIMO’s Center for East Asian and SCO Studies.

MGIMO Rector, Anatoly Torkunov kicked off the meeting and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Igor Morgulov and SCO Secretary-General, Dmitry Mezentsev also extended their greetings to participants in the event.

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