The first internship program for foreign experts "InteRussia" has ended. The project has provided unique experience of cooperation and combining resources of the Gorchakov Fund, MGIMO University and Rossotrudnichestvo. It is the first and the only kind of such program in Russia. During the period of one month, the participants were not only working on their own research studies under the guidance of academic advisors, but also met with governmental officials, top Russian experts and analysts on various platforms.
When addressing the attendees at the closing ceremony of the program, Executive Director of the Gorchakov Fund Leonid Drachevsky emphasized importance of such initiatives and the good timing of the program, which provided the participants with an opportunity to fully emerge not only into academic, but also political processes:
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"We are very happy that the idea has been implemented exactly the way we planned. The professional level of our first participants established a high benchmark for future work, and we will continue to further develop the concept of the program, expand its geographical focus in order to create a true expert and academic community, a community of our friends and partners", added mr. Drachevsky.