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Ambassador of Cuba thanked Russkiy Mir Foundation for helping Cuban students in Russia

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Ambassador of Cuba thanked Russkiy Mir Foundation for helping Cuban students in Russia


On April 8, the Russian World Foundation hosted a meeting between the Cuban Ambassador to Russia Julio Garmendia Peña and the Foundation's Executive Director Vladimir Kochin. The meeting was attended by employees of the profile departments of the fund and representatives of the Cuban diplomatic corps.

The parties discussed a number of common topics related to the interaction of the two countries in the field of education. Particular attention was paid to educating Cuban students in Russia.

Preparatory faculties for future students are an important aspect of both organizational and methodological preparation; it is discussed not only in Russia, but also in Cuba. 

The issue of transport is no less acute - the pandemic has made significant adjustments to the process of applicants arriving in Russia. The centralized health insurance program for Cuban students, on the other hand, has shown its advantages, and the parties spoke in favor of its further continuation.

Despite a wide range of issues requiring discussion and concrete joint decisions, the parties expressed mutual satisfaction with the implementation of the program. Julio Garmendia Peña expressed great gratitude to the Russkiy Mir Foundation for the assistance it renders to Cuban students in Russia.

The Cuban Student Aid Program has been in operation since 2015, more than 600 people have benefited from the program within this period. They are now studying at 40 universities under the governmental quotas.

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