Academic exchanges drive relations between Québec and Russia
Efim Iosifovitch Pivovar, Rector of the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow, and Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, Minister of International Relations.
Interuniversity contacts have played a major role in the marked progression of relations between Québec and Russia for a number of years. The recent visit by Efim Iosifovitch Pivovar, the Rector of the Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU) in Moscow, is a prime example. Mr. Pivovar met Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, the Minister of International Relations, to discuss cooperation and the activities of the Moscow-Québec Interuniversity Centre.
The Moscow-Québec Centre also serves as a relay for the organization of promotional activities by Québec in Moscow and for Russia in Québec, including the organization of conferences, cultural events and the publication of books and studies. It administers the Québec-Russia Award granted by the Ministère des Relations internationales.
Québec-Russia Award (in French)