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DU Professor gets the Pushkin Medal from Vladimir Putin

Dec 10, 2019

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DU Professor gets the Pushkin Medal from Vladimir Putin

Dr. Neelakshi Suryanarayan, Head, Department of Slavonic & Finno-Ugrian Studies, University of Delhi has been awarded the Pushkin Medal, the second highest state honor of the Russian government. The medal was presented by the President of the Russian Federation, His Excellency Mr. Vladimir Putin in the award ceremony organized at the Kremlin, Moscow, on the occasion of the national day of unity on 4th November 2019. The Medal of Pushkin is awarded for achievements in the arts and culture, education, humanities and literature for great contributions to the study and preservation of the Russian cultural heritage. Dr. Suryanarayan has been teaching Russian language, literature and culture for over 35 years in the University of Delhi.

Her contribution in the promotion of Russian culture and literature has won her many accolades, including several certificates of appreciation. During her headship in the Department of Slavonic & Finno-Ugrian Studies, several MOUs have been signed with the top Russian universities. She is also on the editorial board of academic journals published abroad. Dr. Suryanarayan completed her masters in Russian philology from Patrice Lumumba People’s Friendship University, Moscow and her Ph.D from University of Delhi. She has won prizes in various competitions organized by Russian organizations for teachers of Russian abroad. She publishes regularly in national and international journals.


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