Excerpts from Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with the Rossiya 1 Television Channel on the 75th anniversary of the Foreign Ministry’s MGIMO University, Moscow, October 14, 2019
Sergey Lavrov: Right after our admission, we were sent to the construction site of the television centre. We excavated a trench for the television centre near the Ostankino TV Tower that was under construction. These two weeks were a wonderful time. I often recall it.
Probably, the most difficult thing was to start preparing for exams during a session. We were most pleased about the construction teams and our famous amateur concert parties. At that time most of the students were boys. Popular parties were held regularly. Girls from the Maurice Thorez Institute of Foreign Languages (Moscow State Linguistic University) visited us. Our universities were friendly.