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Russian World Center opened at University of Burundi
On May 15, 2023, the Russkiy Mir Center opened at the Center for the Study of Foreign Languages of the University of Burundi.
The opening ceremony was attended by Rector of the University of Burundi Odas Manirabona, Russian Ambassador to Burundi Valery Mikhailov, former Second Vice President of Burundi J. Butore, Diplomatic Advisor to the President of the Republic of Burundi E. Ntamigiro, Director of the Department of Bilateral Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation of the Republic of Burundi E. Niyokindi and other representatives of the presidential administration, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education, deans, teachers and students, graduates of Russian and Soviet universities.
The honorary right to open the Center and cut the ribbon was given to the rector of the university and the Russian ambassador to Burundi.
As part of the opening, an exhibition entitled "Beauty of Russia" was organized. A video greeting from the Executive Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, Vladimir Kochin, was also shown.
Interest in learning the Russian language in Burundi turned out to be very high. In the first two days since the opening, 115 applications were received.