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Russia’s Diplomacy of Education, Contribution to Human Resource Development and the Third World

The Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN) is an educational and research institution located in Moscow. It was established in 1960 primarily to provide higher education to Third World students. It became an integral part of the Soviet cultural offensive in nonaligned countries. Many students especially from developing countries still attend this university. It is Russia’s most multidisciplinary university, which boasts the largest number of foreign students. The university offers various academic programmes, has research infrastructure that comprises laboratories and interdisciplinary centers.
International cooperation
Putin’s ambitions for the Russia-Africa Summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin has told African leaders he wants to more than double the amount Russia trades with the continent as he welcomed them to a meeting at the Black Sea resort of Sochi. While education and healthcare are still Russia's main focus in parts of Africa, Putin wants to expand his influence far beyond this.

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International cooperation
Russia Eyes African Students To Boost Influence – OpEd

Early September, while addressing the staff and students at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Foreign Affairs Minister, Sergey Lavrov, reiterated Russia’s readiness to cooperate actively in the sustainable economic development and to strengthen efforts at training the needed specialists and professionals for Africa.

RUDN pedologists found out a correct combination of nitrogen fertilizers and plastic mulch

RUDN pedologists found out that the efficiency is affected not only by the amount and content of fertilizers, but also by the part of the bed they are applied to. The scientists made experiments in the Loess Plateau (an ancient agricultural region in Central China) and discovered the most optimal method - to till the soil and then to add the mulching and nitrogen-containing fertilizers to the ridge.

International cooperation
Russia in fresh bid to revive HE ties with Africa

The Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia is working on a collaboration program with African universities, with the backing of the Moscow government, that will see Russian culture and language taught in universities on the continent. It will also provide scholarships to study maths and sciences at the RUDN, in a deal to be implemented in universities in nine African countries. In a deal that is likely to commence this year, the Russian institution will identify partner universities in Angola, Zambia, Namibia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Gambia, Nigeria and Ghana.

Wormholes could be portals to other universes—here’s what one might look like

Wormholes are theoretical objects that could serve as portals between two points in space and time. Some believe they could even act as passageways to other universes. But if one did exist, what would it look like? Roman Konoplya, a theoretical physicist with the Peoples Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), has attempted to answer this question in a study published in the journal Physics Letters B.

When Applying the Mercury Poisoning Test to Palladacycle-Catalyzed Reactions, One Should Not Consider the Common Misconception of Mercury(0) Selectivity

The aim of this study was to demonstrate the absolute necessity of control experiments for a correct interpretation of mercury drop test results when applied to mechanistic studies of palladacycle-catalyzed reactions. It was shown that the interaction of diverse azapalladacycles with metallic mercury leads to the formation of organomercuric chlorides during the redox-transmetalation process.

Cardiologists study new aspects of vascular ageing

A team of scientists from the Medical Institute of RUDN University compared two factors of vascular aging—CF-PWV and CAVI. Both of these parameters determine arterial stiffness, the main indicator of vascular aging, with high precision. However, they are influenced by age and certain metabolism abnormalities in different ways. The study is expected to help cardiologists find effective diagnostic methods for individual patients. The results of the work were published in the Journal of Hypertension.

RUDN Scientists Showed That Light Therapy May Increase Blood Pressure In Case Of Hypertension

Light therapy (phototherapy) is used to treat sleep disorders, depression, and seasonal mental disorders. In order to study its effects on the cardiovascular system (especially in case of stable increase in blood pressure) and to make phototherapy safer for patients suffering from hypertension, experts from RUDN University were carrying out experiments on rats for five months.

Transforming chemistry research to solve tomorrow’s challenges

Chemistry research is changing rapidly; a professor at the Russian Academy of Sciences explains how his colleagues are seizing opportunities