On December 27, the Consul General of the Russian Federation Mr. O.N. Avdeev held a press conference at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Chennai. The press meet was dedicated to the activities of the Consular Mission in the year 2019. The Consul General spoke about the main achievements in the progress of Russian-Indian relations and cultural ties. In particular, he noted the growing interest of Indian students in obtaining higher education in Russian universities.
Particular attention was given to the educational tour program “Explore Cosmos - Space Tour to Russia”, organized by the Indo-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industries. By this program around 60 Indian students visited museums and cosmonautics centres’ in Kaluga, Moscow and St. Petersburg.
The event was widely covered in local media, in particular in newspapers such as “The Times of India”, “Deccan Chronicle”, “Trinity Mirror” and others.