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The new director was appointed at the Institute of the Far East

The new director was appointed at the Institute of the Far East
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Professor Kirill Babaev was appointed director of the RAS Institute for Far Eastern Studies. He took over as head after the transfer of Alexei Maslov to the post of head of ISAA MSU. Prior to that, Babaev worked as Deputy Director of the RAS IFES.

As EastRussia was informed in the press service of the RAS IFES, Babaev is a professional orientalist. He graduated from MGIMO of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation with a degree in Oriental Studies and International Relations, completed his postgraduate studies at the Russian State University for the Humanities and defended his doctoral dissertation at the Faculty of Oriental Studies of St. Petersburg State University. He specialized in the study of countries in Africa, East and Southeast Asia, speaks a number of Eastern and European languages.

In 2018, Kirill Babaev became the winner of the first All-Russian competition of managers "Leaders of Russia", following which he completed training under the presidential reserve of managerial personnel program.

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