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Russkiy Mir Foundation to start collaboration with National University of Ireland

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Russkiy Mir Foundation to start collaboration with National University of Ireland


A representative delegation of Saint Petersburg is on a working visit to Ireland. It includes the Honorary Consul of Ireland in Saint Petersburg Anatoly Shashin, the Director of Irish Cultural Center of Saint Petersburg and Riga Andrei Mashinyan, the Chief of Rector Staff of Herzen Russian State Pedagogical University M. Nikitina, and Director of Saint Petersburg branch of Russkiy Mir Foundation Oleg Mukovsky.

Members of the delegation paid a visit to Lord Mayor of Cork, the second city of the country and sister of the cultural capital of Russia, Adviser M.Finn and Head of the External Relations Department P.Moynihan on April 8. The parties discussed the prospects for the development of cultural and educational contacts of representatives of two cities and educational institutions that are successfully developing.

On the same day, meetings were held at the University College of Cork. O.Mukovsky and Academic Secretary of the University P.O'Donovan signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which opens up additional opportunities for cooperation between Russkiy Mir Foundation and the university, and agreed to start preparations for the opening of Russian Center at the college.

The delegation will hold working meetings at the Embassy of Russian Federation in Dublin, as well as with members of the academic community of Ireland in Dublin and Cork, scholars and students studying Russian.

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