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Posted on February 8, 2014 · Posted in General, MAANA, MGIMO University, Russia

Russia is a vast territory (in fact, larger than Pluto!) with 37% of world’s resources, authentic culture, emerging markets, and great education. Its nature is captivating, architecture is unique, language is intimidating, and literature is world-renown!

How much do you know about Russia? Ever cared to learn some more? Residing in North America and contemplated traveling to the largest country in the world? Curious what is happening out there that might not always end up in your morning newspaper? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this is the time and the place for you. MAANA’s blog is your exclusive getaway from North America to Russia, and back. In our blog, you will find a lot of curious facts and details on Russian economy, educational and business opportunities, latest legislative updates, as well as Russian traditions and the life of Russian community in North America, events and promotions that MAANA and its members participate in, and much more.

If some of you are asking what MGIMO is, it stands for Moscow State University of International Relations, and it is Russia’s most prestigious higher education institution that focuses on diplomacy, politics, business, international relations, and more.  MGIMO is also one of the world’s leading research centers.

Some call MGIMO the Harvard or Oxford of Russia, and it is no wonder: MGIMO is the Alma Mater of the majority of Russia’s diplomats and ambassadors all around the globe, numerous politicians and prominent public figures, well-known reporters, TV hosts, and even presidents. Among MGIMO’s alumni are Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO; Ilham Aliev, the current President of Azerbaijan; Sergey Lavrov, foreign minister of Russia since 2004; Vitaly Churkin, current Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations; Ján Kubiš, former minister of foreign affairs of Slovakia and former Secretary General of OSCE; and many more.

MGIMO alumni are experts in a variety of subjects, and today we bring their outstanding expertise to you through this one-of-a-kind enriching and interactive online experience. We are here to answer your toughest and most daring questions Russia, its relationship with the countries of North America, some of its traditions and most exceptional experiences, and opportunities that you do not want to miss. Whether you’re Russian currently residing in North America and seeking to stay in touch with your Motherland, or a native to any of the countries of North America wishing to expand your horizons, we are committed to providing you with the information you won’t find elsewhere.

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The MAANA Team