I was born on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in the "city of kings", now - the capital of Peru. My ancestors lived on the shores of Lake Titicaca. They were Indians and spoke Quechua (Inca language) and Aymara.
My godfathers of Japanese descent gave me books with Russian fairy tales. Mom and sister read them to me, then I did it myself. I did not suspect that they were composed in Russia. After many years, walking around Moscow, I went to a bookstore to find material for brushing up the language. Suddenly I saw familiar pictures! As if it was fate - I have been familiar with Russian folklore from an early age, not suspecting then what awaits me in the future.
After finishing school, I found out that I can get higher education in another country. I chose snowy, cold Russia. So I got to RUDN University.
At the preparatory faculty I studied Russian, history, geography, and literature. I found out who Pushkin is. In Peru, they studied Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Maxim Gorky, but not Pushkin. We did not know this poet, as well as many facts about the history of Russia. A trip to Moscow was the discovery of a new world.
Student life has become for me a kaleidoscope of events and emotions - I studied journalism, met people from all over the world, worked in a construction team, participated in amateur performances, and danced in the ensemble of the Peruvian community. I even became president of the community. As a member of the ensemble, I was fortunate enough to perform at the Kremlin Palace of Congresses at a concert dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the RUDN University. Here I met my love and married a wonderful Russian man George.
The university has left a deep mark in my life. I remember all the people I met, the kindness, warmth and perseverance of the teachers, their great desire to prepare us for successful work in journalism, which I now do.
Every year I go to the Victory Day Parade, celebrate Orthodox Christmas and Easter, bake pancakes much thinner than my mother-in-law, go to the forest to gather mushrooms, take a steam bath in the bathhouse and write about my life in Russia on a social network.
Wherever I go, I remember Russia and miss the Russian language.
“Mathematics and information technology — this is difficult. Speaking three languages is also difficult. But I quickly adapt to difficulties, I love to study and learn new methods and modern technologies,” says Adou Kpangny Yves Berenger, alumnus No. 500 from Cote d’Ivoire, about studying at RUDN University and about science in his life.
Nine graduates of RUDN University were awarded Letters of Gratitude from the Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation. The Rector of the university Oleg Yastrebov handed letters to the graduates and thanked them for their active participation in student life, labor, social and scientific activities.
The tradition of nominating the best graduates of RUDN University has existed for 10 years, more than 1,000 graduates receiving this title. In 2020, 150 young professionals became the best graduates of RUDN University - doctors, agronomists, lawyers, ecologists, programmers, linguists and engineers from 24 countries.