The first trees in the Friendship Alley on the territory of RAU were planted with the support of the prefecture of the Central Administrative District of Moscow in 2012. In 2019, a silver spruce appeared on the Alley dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the RUDN University. The “Friendship Tree” on the Friendship Alley symbolizes the interaction of two universities.
“We are connected by long-standing friendship - practically since the founding of our university. "Tree of friendship" dedicated to the 60th anniversary of RUDN University is a symbol of long-term and mutually beneficial relations between RUDN University and RAU. I believe that this tree will become a reflection of friendship not only between universities, but also between the peoples of Russia and Armenia,” said Vice-Rector for Student Relations Sergey Bazavluk.
“It’s a great pleasure for us to plant this beautiful tree in honor of the anniversary of RUDN, our partner and friend,” said RAU Rector Armen Darbinyan.
Also, during the visit to Armenia, university leaders discussed the issues of academic mobility of teachers and students, as well as the possibilities of joint research and development.
July 9, 2020, Rector of RUDN University Oleg Yastrebov met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Yemen to the Russian Federation, Mr. Ahmed Salem Al-Wahishi.
Understanding the importance of Russian-Iranian cooperation in the field of education, science, technology, and culture, on July 07, 2020, the V Forum of Rectors of the Universities of the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Iran (hereinafter - the Forum), organized by the Russian Union of Rectors, was held in a distance format. Forum of Rectors has become a valid form of communication between Russian rectors and their foreign colleagues.