Russian university returns to its former name

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Peoples' Friendship University of Russia got its former name - RUDN named after Patrice Lumumba, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said, speaking at the State Duma.

The Prime Minister said that the decree on the return of the first name had already been signed. Earlier, LDPR leader Leonid Slutsky addressed the head of the Russian Cabinet with such a request.

He noted that the document on the return of the previous name to the university was signed by the head of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation Valery Falkov.

Let us remind that in 1961 the educational institution was named after the first Prime Minister of the Congo, Patrice Lumumba, but in 1992 the university was renamed.

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