During the work visit of the university delegation headed by its Rector, Professor A.P. Gorbunov to the partner institutions – University of Cadiz (Spain) and Institute Piaget (Portugal) in March 2017, the both sides discussed issues of interaction forms broadening, and signed an agreement about new collaboration projects.
Foreign colleagues organized ceremonial opening of the “Pushkin Institute” Centers of Russian Language and Culture formed in these partner universities with assistance of PSU experts in November 2016.
Ceremonial opening started the Russian Language and Culture Week in Cadiz, which included “Russian Sky” photo exhibition, presentations about the place of education in formation of pan-European mutual understanding and role of Russian language (Professor A.P. Gorbunov), about historic traditions of Russian-Spanish relation (Professor V.E. Mishin), video presentation of I.B. Fedotova “Symbols of Russian Culture”, round table devoted to the celebration of Women’s Day, poetic readings of Pushink’s poetries, open classes of Russian-Spanish translation, demonstration of Soviet and Russian movies.
In Viseu campus at the Institute Piaget (Portugal) the ceremonial opening of Pushkin Institute became a festival of Russian language and culture, and gathered not only tutors and students, but also Russian diaspora families, who live in Viseu.
During the ceremony, its participants showed videos about activity of Pushkin Institute in Russia and in PSU, made by PSU media center, about the cultural and historic legacy linked with the names of A.S. Pushkin and M.Y. Lermontov.
Rancho Folclorico Verde Gaio folk ensemble from Viseu made a reverse performance.
O.M. Senchenko, Culture Counselor of the Russian Federation Embassy in Portugal, and V.A. Luzgin, head of the Rossotrudnichestvo Representation were invited to the opening.