100th anniversary of Russian-Mongolian diplomatic relations
24 February 2021

ISU plans to hold a wide range of scientific, cultural and educational events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and Russia.

Konstantin Grigorichev, Vice-rector for Research and International Cooperation, noted that the partnership with higher education institutions and scientific organizations of Mongolia is one of the most important areas of international cooperation for Irkutsk State University:

“Throughout its history, our university has been developing relations with Mongolian partners. Since 1926, ISU has been training specialists for Mongolia in a variety of fields, from linguistics to geology. The university cannot stay away from the celebrating of this significant date. We are planning a number of events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and Russia, and the 50th anniversary since foundation of the Consulate General of Mongolia in Irkutsk.”

Konstantin Grigorichev emphasized that ISU will make every effort to mark this significant date, despite restrictions caused by the epidemiological situation.

The series of events includes scientific conferences, such as “Russia and Mongolia: 100 years together”, “Russian language in Mongolia: current state and trends”, “Peoples of Russia, Siberia and the countries of the East: history and modern times”, and a series of scientific seminars. It is also planned to hold the Diplomatic contest among students, the competition of scientific and creative works of students devoted to the history and culture of Mongolia, exhibitions of archival documents and photographs, a popular science lecture about the Soviet-Mongolian Khubsugul expedition, and many other events.

In 2021 Russia and Mongolia celebrate the 100th anniversary since the establishment of Russian-Mongolian diplomatic relations. Mongolia is a longstanding and reliable partner of the Russian Federation. The Mongolian state was among the first to recognize the RSFSR and later the USSR. The two nations fought together during the World War II. In the postwar period, the Soviet Union made significant contribution to Mongolian industry, agriculture, healthcare, culture and education. After the collapse of the USSR, the cooperation continued, and today our countries cooperate in the trade, economic, political, social and cultural spheres.