Higher School of Economics - National Research University (Moscow, Russia)

20 Myasnitskaya Street, Moscow, Russia, 101000, HSE University

Consistently ranked as one of Russia’s top universities, the Higher School of Economics is a leader in Russian education and one of the preeminent economics and social sciences universities in eastern Europe and Eurasia. Having rapidly grown into a well-renowned research university over two decades, HSE sets itself apart with its international presence and cooperation.

Our faculty, researchers, and students represent over 50 countries, and are dedicated to maintaining the highest academic standards.  Our newly-adopted structural reforms support HSE’s drive to internationalize and the groundbreaking research of our faculty, researchers, and students.

Now a dynamic university with four campuses, HSE is a leader in combining Russian education traditions with the best international teaching and research practices.  HSE offers outstanding educational programmes from secondary school to doctoral studies, with top departments and research centres in a number of international fields.

Since 2013, HSE has been a member of the 5-100 Russian Academic Excellence Project, a highly selective government programme aimed at boosting the international competitiveness of Russian universities.

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The Faculty of Law was one of the first faculties created in the Higher School of Economics. Economic and legal disciplines, new innovative courses, fundamental law disciplines and narrowly specialized courses are all equally important for the Faculty of Law. The Faculty's strength is the curriculum's focus on the practical, which perpares its graduates to successfully meet the demands of the labour market.

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The HSE Academic Council created the Faculty on January 30, 2015. The Faculty includes the School of Business and Business Administration, the School of Logistics, and the School of Business Informatics, which had all previously been separate HSE faculties. The merger stems from the crossover and mutual impact of the schools’ areas of academic and professional focus. The Faculty of Business and Management offers students diverse courses taught by full-time HSE instructors and invited business practitioners. Students are also given the opportunity to carry out fundamental and applied projects at various academic centres and laboratories.

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The Faculty of Humanities was created on December 1, 2014. The Faculty trains instructors and researchers in the field of language and literature, as well as specialists in philosophy, history, and modern culture. The main goal of the Faculty is to teach students how to understand and analyze various cultural processes, employ current research strategies, and effectively put their knowledge into practice. Students in the Faculty are taught by leading Russian academics and practitioners from various cultural fields, as well as invited foreign specialists. Students receive a modern education in the humanities, as well as thorough language preparation, which allows them to find broad professional opportunities upon graduation. Students are given the opportunity to conduct research and receive practical experience at large private and public establishments.

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The Faculty of Social Sciences is one of the most multidisciplinary faculties in the HSE. It is the product of uniting the faculties of sociology, applied political science, psychology and public administration, which are now schools, and a series of laboratories, research centers and institutes. This kind of synthesis of education and research in the sphere of social sciences is a standard part of global best practice for a modern research university.

We train researchers, analysts and practitioners of sociology, political science, psychology and management, and specialists in education, demographics, public policy and civil society. Our primary strategy in teaching bachelors, masters and doctorate courses is to prepare students to meet global demands and requirements as successful professionals.

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The Faculty of Communication, Media, and Design, named as such by the clever students of CoMeDe, offers an education completely unique to Russia. The Faculty’s goal is to help creative people become even more creative and to offer diligent students the incredible opportunity of being inventive with their zeal. Who do we prepare? People able to create shows like the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi or the 2012 Summer Games in London. Our department prepares bachelor’s students of design, journalism, and advertising, and we understand the importance of working as a team. This is the only way to achieve success in today's world. We teach students how to see, narrate, convince, and transform. And always be on the crest of a wave.

The World Economy and International Affairs faculty is a research and education centre focusing on the global economy, international relations, and oriental studies. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to the subjects allows the Faculty to reflect their real-life interdependence. Economists receive basic understanding of international relations, culture, and people's value systems. International Relations specialists benefit from an introduction to economics and applied mathematics. Both groups graduate from the BA course with a good grasp of two foreign languages. Asian Studies students not only study the languages and cultures of Asia, but also the economics, politics and entrepreneurial culture of the region.

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Founded in 1992, the HSE Faculty of Economics is the university’s oldest faculty. In the years since it was founded, it has gained a reputation as Russia’s leader in terms of higher economic education.

A fundamental education in modern economic theory and mathematics is combined with the study of applied disciplines, such as taxation, budget policies and processes, financial management and other related fields.

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The faculty trains developers and researchers. The programme has been created based on the experience of leading American and European universities, such as Stanford University (U.S.) and EPFL (Switzerland). Also taken into consideration when creating the faculty was the School of Data Analysis, which is one of the strongest postgraduate schools in the field of computer science in Russia. The wide range of elective courses will allow each student to create his or her own educational path. In the faculty, learning is based on practice and projects.

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The Faculty of Physics at HSE was formed in October 2016.

The principal peculiarities of HSE’s Faculty of Physics are the following ones:

  • hiring the best and most active physics experts to teach up-to-date courses, including first years of education;
  • bridging the gap between education and the sciences through the development of a "core system", which can offer students intensive instruction in the fundamentals of physics during the early years of their study with an eye to further professional development through involvement in practical research carried out by the faculty’s founding organizations (leading physics institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS).

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MIEM HSE - Institute with 55 years of history, trains specialists for high-tech industries. Teaching staff MIEM includes 6 Academicians of RAS, 3 Corresponding Member of RAS, 34 winner of the State Prize of the Russian Federation. Close ties with leading industry institutions: RAS institutes, international companies such as National Instruments, InfoWatch, Zyxel, QNAP, Altium Limited, as well as laboratories  equipped with the latest : 3D visualization; laser technologies; telecommunications; cybersecurity - allow to prepare for specialists at the highest level.

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The Faculty of Mathematics was opened in 2007, and since then, it has become the most successful place in Russia for attracting researchers and students in Mathematics. We offer undergraduate, Masters’ and Ph.D. programmes in Mathematics. The department collaborates with the Steklov Mathematical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Kharkevich Institute for Information Transmission Problems, and the Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (world-renownedresearch institutes). The Faculty has cooperation agreements and student exchange programs with Leiden University, Kyoto University, Tokyo University, University of Nantes, University of Luxemburg, Ecole Normale Superieure, Stony Brook University.

Jointly with the Independent University of Moscow, the department publishes the Moscow Mathematical Journal, one of the most frequentlycited Russian mathematical journals, and runs “Math in Moscow”, an international student exchange/internship programme.

From the Report of the International Advisory Board by Pierre Deligne, Sergey Fomin, Andrey Okounkov, Tetsuji Miwa, Stanislav Smirnov (September 2013): “The Board is very much impressed by the current state of academic affairs at the Department. Within 5 years of its creation, the HSE has become the leading Russianinstitution of higher learning in pure mathematics.”

HSE is rapidly progressing in Mathematics subject rankings. The QS world university ranking by subject Mathematics, in which more than 1100 universities participate (university participants need to pass a certain threshold on publication output in the given area) shows the following growth: 2015: 400+, 2016: 251-300, 2017: 151-200. The U.S.News & World Report Best Global Universities by Subject ranking of 2017 places HSE at 181.

There are three international research units of the HSE affiliated with the Faculty of Mathematics: International Laboratory of Algebraic Geometry and its Applications (scientific director: F. Bogomolov), International Laboratory of Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics (scientific director: A. Okounkov) and International laboratory for Mirror Symmetry and Automorphic Forms (scientific director: L. Katzarkov).

The department and the laboratories have been actively hiring in recent years, and international leading experts (Ph.Ds. from Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Kyoto, Tokyo, Toronto, Montreal, Leiden, Grenoble, Lyon, Paris, Marseille, Manchester, and Queen’s University) have joined the faculty. Our department is especially strong in the following research areas:

  • Algebraic geometry
  • Analysis
  • Mathematical logic
  • Topology
  • Representation theory and mathematical physics
  • Dynamical systems
  • Combinatorics

Three faculty members of our Mathematics Department and the Laboratory of Algebraic Geometry were invited to speak at the International Congress of Mathematicians (Seoul, August 2014):

For any mathematics department in the world, having invited speakers of the ICM is a great honor. Former speakers of the ICM include our Faculty members:

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HSE Faculty of Pre-University Training offers a variety of programmes for prospective applicants. There are numerous Russian-taught courses for high school students and Master’s programme applicants.

There are also courses tailored for international applicants:

PREPARATORY YEAR

The programme aimed at international students with little or no knowledge of Russian. It helps them to later join Russian-taught full-degree programmes. Over 10 months of intensive study, students improve their basic language skills (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), study in a chosen academic field (humanities, economics, or engineering), and adapt to the new educational environment. Upon completing Preparatory Year, students are expected to possess intermediate-level language skills (CEFR level B1, TRKI level 1) and be ready to enter the Russian-taught full-degree programs at HSE and other Russian universities.

SIX-MONTH INTENSIVE RUSSIAN LANGUAGE PROGRAMME

The programme is designed to help international students improve their Russian language proficiency. The course is aimed at international students at elementary and pre-intermediate levels. 

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Private Law

Higher School of Economics - National Research University (Moscow, Russia)

Social sciences
40.00.00 Law
Bachelor
Russian
Full time (4 years)
USD 8000

HSE and University of London Double Degree Programme in Economics

Higher School of Economics - National Research University (Moscow, Russia)

Social sciences
38.00.00 Economics and Management
Bachelor
English
Full time (4 years)
USD 10915
Note: For CIS students tution fee is 715000 per year

HSE and University of London Parallel Degree Programme in Management and Digital Innovation

Higher School of Economics - National Research University (Moscow, Russia)

Social sciences
38.00.00 Economics and Management
Bachelor
English
Full time (4 Years)
USD 8930
Note: For CIS students tution fee is 585000 per year

International Business and Management Studies

Higher School of Economics - National Research University (Moscow, Russia)

Social sciences
38.00.00 Economics and Management
Bachelor
English
Full time (4 Years)
USD 4890
Note: For CIS students tution fee is 320000 per year

Big Data Systems

Higher School of Economics - National Research University (Moscow, Russia)

Social sciences
38.00.00 Economics and Management
Master
English
Full time (2 Years)
USD 6870
Note: For CIS students tution fee is 450000 per year

Finance and Credit

Higher School of Economics - National Research University (Moscow, Russia)

Social sciences
38.00.00 Economics and Management
Master
English
Full time (2 Years)
USD 4450
Note: For CIS students tution fee is 290000 per year

Financial Economics

Higher School of Economics - National Research University (Moscow, Russia)

Social sciences
38.00.00 Economics and Management
Master
English
Full time (2 Years)
USD 5500
Note: For CIS students tution fee is 360000 per year

Strategic Corporate Finance

Higher School of Economics - National Research University (Moscow, Russia)

Social sciences
38.00.00 Economics and Management
Master
English
Full time (2 years)
USD 5400
Note: For CIS students tution fee is 355000 per year

Financial Analyst (CFA Institute University Affiliation Program)

Higher School of Economics - National Research University (Moscow, Russia)

Social sciences
38.00.00 Economics and Management
Master
English
Full time (2 Years)
USD 5850
Note: For CIS students tution fee is 3850000 per year

Political Science and World Politics

Higher School of Economics - National Research University (Moscow, Russia)

Social sciences
41.00.00 Political Sciences and Area Studies
Bachelor
English
Full time (4 Years)
USD 4560
Note: For CIS students tution fee is 300000 per year

Sociology and Social Informatics

Higher School of Economics - National Research University (Moscow, Russia)

Social sciences
39.00.00 Sociology and Social Work
Bachelor
English
Full time (4 Years)
USD 3970
Note: For CIS students tution fee is 260000 per year

41.03.05

Higher School of Economics - National Research University (Moscow, Russia)

Social sciences
41.00.00 Political Sciences and Area Studies
Bachelor
English
Full time (4 Years)
USD 9470
Note: For CIS students tution fee is 620000 per year

HSE and Kyung Hee University Double Degree Programme in Economics and Politics in Asia

Higher School of Economics - National Research University (Moscow, Russia)

Social sciences
41.00.00 Political Sciences and Area Studies
Bachelor
English
Full time (4 years)
USD 7500
Note: For CIS students tution fee is 490000 per year

HSE and University of London Double Degree Programme in Data Science and Business Analytics

Higher School of Economics - National Research University (Moscow, Russia)

Mathematical and natural sciences
01.00.00 Mathematics and mechanics
Bachelor
English
Full time (4 Years)
USD 9160
Note: For CIS students tution fee is 600000 per year

System and Software Engineering

Higher School of Economics - National Research University (Moscow, Russia)

Engineering and technical sciences
09.00.00 Computer Science and Computer Facilities
Master
English
Full time (2 Years)
USD 4890
Note: For CIS students tution fee is 320 000 per year

Statistical Learning Theory

Higher School of Economics - National Research University (Moscow, Russia)

Mathematical and natural sciences
01.00.00 Mathematics and mechanics
Master
English
Full time (2 Years)
USD 5400
Note: For CIS students tution fee is 3550000 per year

Data Science

Higher School of Economics - National Research University (Moscow, Russia)

Mathematical and natural sciences
01.00.00 Mathematics and mechanics
Master
English
Full time (2 years)
USD 5100
Note: For CIS students tution fee is 330000 per year

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All international students are entitled to a place at one of HSE dormitories. Currently the university has 9 halls of residence and can house up to 7736 students.

Dormitory Fees

 

HSE recommends making payment before the 5th of every month, in advance for the upcoming month. If you arrive in August, the first payment will also include paying for the remaining days of August. 

Where and how to pay: pick up a payment form at the dormitory reception, fill in your name and pay the amount due (or ask your buddy to help you do so) at a local bank.

You can also pay for the dormitory online.

The dormitory fee is determined by HSE administration and might be subject to change. 

The new prices are effective June 29, 2017 (for newly enrolled students only). 
For students enrolled earlier, prices stipulated in their dormitory agreements still apply.

 
Address Utitilities (per month, RUB) Rent (per month, RUB) Additional services (per month, RUB) Total (per month, RUB)
1 Bolshaya Pereyaslavskaya Ulitsa 1 111,00 154,00 - 1 265,00
2 Elektrodnaya Ulitsa 804,00 82,00 - 886,00
3 Energeticheskaya Ulitsa 813,00 76,00 - 889,00
4 Studencheskaya Ulitsa 1 459,00 101,00 - 1 560,00
5 Kibalchicha Ulitsa 1 368,00 96,00 - 1 464,00
6 1 Komsomolskaya Ulitsa, Odintsovo 618,00 91,00 - 709,00
7 Saratovskiy Proezd 1 100,00 61,00 - 1 161, 00
8 2 Makovskogo Ulitsa, Odintsovo 771,00 103,00 - 874,00
Dubki 1,3,9 Denisa Davydova Ulitsa, VNIISSOK, Odintsovo 655,00 77,00 78,64 810,64
10 Mikhailova Ulitsa 1 030,00 86,00 - 1 116,00

Price for HSE applicants and other people not enrolled at HSE (summer and winter school participants, interns, etc): 5,400.00 roubles (for all dormitories).

 

Student Clubs and Activities

The HSE offers you lots of opportunities to develop you creativity and for cultural enrichment.

Student Initiative Support Centre provides support resources for HSE students who are carrying out independent projects helping to develop their participants’ leadership skills, promote HSE’s reputation, as well as contribute to the life of the city, its residents, and the environment.

Language Tandems

HSE Language Exchange Club offers Russian and international students a multitude of opportunities! 
Improve your language skills, learn more about Russian culture and the cultures of other countries around the world; build a social network, make new friends, and engage in fun activities (discussions, debates, games, etc.). Join the club by filling in this registration form and joining the HSE Language Exchange Facebook Group

ESN HSE

ESN Local Section at HSE in Moscow (ESN HSE Moscow) organises events for all students at HSE. They work towards furthering internalisation of education and promoting student exchange in Russia. ESN organises different cultural events both for Russian and foreign students - from parties and city excursions to grand trips around Russia and other major projects. ESN HSE Moscow operates mainly in English. Join ESN HSE here on Facebook and here on Vkontakte for updates and themed events!

Green HSE

Green HSE is one of the strongest movements at the HSE, and the group hopes you join! The team takes part in serious activities such as lowering energy consumption at the university and looking for heat leakages. Come talk with the ecology experts and learn that HSE, for example, does not throw out metal scraps, but recycles them, or that the school regularly collects paper waste. You can find more information on our Website or Facebook page.

Dialog+

Welcome to dialog+  – an international association of German and Russian economists!
We aim to strengthen economic contacts and cooperation between Russia and Germany, contribute to building a stronger civil society and market economy. Our strategic objective is to create a network of students, specialists and scientists interested in forming closer business, scientific and cultural ties between Russia and Germany. 
What do members of dialog+ in Russia do to achieve this goal? We organize different events, including visits to prominent German companies to gain insights into the peculiarities of the business, as well as conferences and lectures devoted to the most topical challenges that both countries face. The most significant conference is the annual Symposium that is held in Germany and Russia in alternate years.
dialog+ is open to participants from any country. Anyone who is interested in strengthening Russian-German economic relations is highly welcome to join!More information you can find on Facebook.

HSE Debating Society

If you are international student at HSE and would like to improve your public speaking and argumentation skills, meet good friends and spend time discussing burning social, economic or political problems, then welcome to HSE Debating Society!
We are all about holding warm and welcoming meetings, participating regularly in European and World Championships, and hosting presentations that bring together up to 200 people. 
HSE Debating Society is one of the most successful and famous debate clubs in Moscow. Teams from our club take part and perform well in all major debate championships.
We are glad to invite you to our debate sessions that we hold every Wednesday, 26 Shabolovskaya St. at 7 p.m.
You can learn more about us on our Vkontakte and Facebook pages.

English Speaking Club HSE

Welcome to English Speaking Club of Higher School of Economics! Here you have an opportunity to practice English in real-life communication with nice buddies!
If you are a foreign student you can meet many interesting Russian people, know a lot about Russian culture, tell about your experience and make good friends.
You can:
-      enrich your active vocabulary;
-      develop fluency;
-      improve your pronunciation;
-      meet new people and have fun!
Join us on Facebook and on Vkontakte for updates!

Trilistnik English Speaking Club

Are you crazy about English? Do you want to improve your language skills?
Welcome to HSE English speaking club! During our meetings you can find new friends, watch movies in English and discuss them, make flash mobs, play games outdoors,and, of course, have tea in a good company!
Join us on Vkontakte to find information about our meeting’s schedule!

MIEM HSE Tourist Club
We are climbing and hiking. We will provide all the equipment needed. It's free. Don't worry. Be a tourist.

More information on the club's website and at international@tkhse.ru

HSE Music Projects Centre

A unique concert series has been running over the last ten years at the Professor Club organized by HSE Music Projects Centre. Each week you can listen to interesting musicians play and talk at the HSE (20 Myasnitskaya Ulitsa or 5A Vorontsovo Pole Ulitsa). Don’t miss the chance to hear famous and new performers play jazz, classical, and folk.
Admission is free for HSE students. You also can invite guests, but register them online beforehand. The Professor Club’s schedule (September-June) is published on the website

Philosophical Discussions Club

Students’ Discussion Club of School of Philosophy from times to times has its’ meetings in English language – this is due to frequent appearance of international guests – professors from American and European universities. The range of topics in the club is not specifically restricted to the philosophical domain, as themes of discussions may vary from the results of presidential election in United States to close-reading of Heidegger’s works. Meetings of the club appear almost every Friday at 5 or 6 pm.

Find us on Facebook and Vkontakte.

Cinema club thisweekwewatch:

Cinema club has a long history of discussing films in English. It firstly has appeared as an English speaking practice club, but then switched to its’ more cinematique side. All films are screened in the original language with Russian/English subtitles (which for some of international students may be useful in terms of learning Russian). Discussions are held in English whenever there’re international guests in the meetings of club. Sometimes the organisers of the club specifically invite international students – the screening of Indonesian ‘Look of Silence’ was followed by a discussion with Indonesian student, and the meetings with various Japanese films were complemented by discussions with students from Japan. Meetings of the club are held every Saturday around 6 pm.

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Best Buddies

Best Buddies is a non-profit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-on-one friendships and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The mission of Best Buddies HSE is to provide an opportunity for students to be matched in one-on-one friendships with individuals who have intellectual disabilities. Social experiences and relationships are a part of life; unfortunately, individuals with intellectual disabilities have historically been excluded from many of the social opportunities that most people enjoy. By becoming a Best Buddy, you will not only befriend someone with an intellectual disability, but you will also learn about yourself in the process. 
Follow us on Vkontakte
Contact us: hsebestbuddiess@gmail.com

High School Press (in Russian)

High School Press is an online media (studpress.hse.ru) and a monthly magazine for students of the Higher School of Economics. It issues reports about the main events taking place at our university and in Moscow, speak to notable newsmakers, and cover stories about modern society and creativity worldwide. It is run by HSE students since 2012.

Théâtre Russe-Français "Le Défi"

The society has  been organizing various  theatre plays  in Russian and French languages. Also they have classes to teach you basic acting skills. You can find more information on Vkontaktepage. 

HSE Latin American Society

Welcome to HSE Latin American Society. In out meetings you can learn more about
-       culture traditions in Latin American region
-       events and contests about Latin America
-       opportunities to study there
-       practice Spanish or Portuguese language with native speakers
-       participate in educational lectures run by experts
Follow us on Facebook and on Vkontakte to stay updated on all things! 

Sports at HSE

HSE Sport Facilties are offered at most of the dormitories and also in the campus building on Bolshoy Trekhsvyatitelskiy per. 3.

In order to join any HSE Sport club a student must present a medical certificate from a physician proving that the student’s health allows doing sports.  

If you have any questions regarding joining sports at the HSE, contact hsesportclub@gmail.com

If you read Russian, you can also check the HSE Sports website or the HSE Students Sport Club VK page

A number of sport clubs for faculty and students operate at HSE:

  • The HSE Chess Club welcomes professionals, amateurs, beginners and everyone else who loves this ancient game . Members of the club participate in tournaments (blitz, classic), workshops with well-known players, simultaneous chess displays and can take classes for beginners. For details, please contact Aikaz Avetuntsi at avetunci.haykaz@gmail.com or call +7 (916) 109 43 40.
  • The MIEM Club for Athletic Tourism organizes camping trips that include hiking, climbing, rafting, skiing; competitions; hiking weekends; and classes in the school of athletic tourism. Please contact the club at info@tkmiem.ru for more information.
  • The HSE Yacht Club offers training for sports qualifications of a yachtsman-racer, retraining and advanced training courses. All certificates are international and offer the opportunity to travel by water on your own throughout the world! Please send your inquiries to yachting2011@gmail.com or info@ecole-de-voile.ru.
  • At the Sengenkan Aikido Club you will learn basic movements and techniques of Aikido, a Japanese martial art developed and used mainly for self-defense, where balance and flexibility of your body are much more important than physical strength. Sengenkan Aikido does not involve meditation classes, and does not teach on the philosophical and religious aspects of Budo. The language of the club is English as the trainer, Kevin Cancellaro, is an English teacher in a joint Bachelor’s programme at HSE and NES. Contact Kevin Cancellaro at kcancellaro@nes.ru or Danil Yachmenev at dyachmenev@nes.ru for details.

HSE students and staff take part in regular sports competitions and festivals, such as the Moscow Student Games, Spartakiada Festival, and HSE football games.

 

 

Maxim Oreshkin, Minister for Economic Development of the Russian Federation

 

Polina Tonkikh, Attaché at the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the World Trade Organization

 

Oleg Fomichev, Deputy Economic Development Minister of Russia

Galina Shatilova, Director of ANO Hospital Clowns

 

Andrey Gromkovsky, Managing Director of Video Distribution for 20th Century Fox in Russia and the CIS