On December 21, a cooperation agreement was signed between the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in the Russian Federation and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. This was reported at the Armenian Embassy in the Russian Federation, the agreement was signed by Armenian Ambassador to Russia Vardan Toganyan and MGIMO (Moscow State Institute of International Relations) Vice Rector for Academic Affairs Andrey Baykov. It provides for the process of teaching the Armenian language in a Russian university, the creation of a platform in the field of Armenian studies, as well as stimulating cooperation between Armenian universities and MGIMO.