“We have always treated and treat our foreign students with great respect and care, from whatever country they come to study,” TASS quotes him as saying on the eve of the Digital International Relations 2022 conference

Torkunov added that foreign students are members of the MGIMO family and can always count on the support of their alma mater.

“I am convinced that belonging to a particular country cannot serve as a reason for expulsion or discrimination in any other form,” said the rector.

Earlier, the Dean of the Faculty of Management and Politics of MGIMO Henry Sardanyan, in the RT stream “Beautiful Russia boo-boo-boo”, spoke about cases of termination of cooperation with universities in Western countries due to the situation in Ukraine.