The Maurice Thorez Institute of Foreign Languages
Moscow State Linguistic University

Centre for Ibero-American Programmes


Address: Room 110, 38 Ostozhenka St., Moscow

Telephone/Fax: +7 00 766 4405

E-mail: [email protected]

Burl-212.jpg Director:
H.E., Prof. Yan Anastasievich BURLIAI

The MSLU Centre for Ibero-American Programmes was set up in 1991 with the aim of promoting Russian interests in the region.

The goals of the Centre include cooperation between universities, promotion of Russia's achievements in scholarship, culture, literature and art, coordination of Ibero-American studies in Russia, improving the language skills of MSLU students through intercultural communication and learning about new research of Ibero-American scholars in the fields of linguistics, international relations and social and political sciences.

The MSLU Centre for Ibero-American Programmes:

  • Concludes cooperation agreements with universities of the region;
  • Participates in  innovative international academic and educational projects and programmes;
  • Encourages extensive scholarly and cultural cooperation between Russia and the countries of the region;
  • Promotes the Russian school of linguistic thought and teaching Russian as a foreign language in the Ibero-Americas.

The Centre acts as a point for workshops, conferences and meetings between Ibero-American and Russian artists and intellectuals. The Centre's signature projects include satellite link-ups joining Moscow with Mexico (2009) and Brazil (2011), student essay contests centering on their knowledge of Chile and Venezuela,  presentations of MSLU FLT methodology, lectures by Colombian academics devoted to the life and work of Alvaro Mutiz (2014), an international seminar on Russian-Mexican relations (2015), etc.