ASEAN Centre in MGIMO-University the MFA of Russia


About the Centre

About the Centre

ASEAN Centre in MGIMO was officially opened on June 15, 2010, at the new building of the University. The Centre was formed in accordance with the Memorandum signed in July 2009 by ASEAN Secretary General Dr. Surin Pitsuvan and Prof. Anatoly Torkunov, the Rector of MGIMO. According to this document, the Centre’s mission is to spread information about the ASEAN-Russia dialogue partnership, to facilitate development of economic linkages, cultural, scientific and educational exchanges as well as people-to-people contacts between Russia and the ASEAN member countries, to carry out and support research on problems of ASEAN and its individual members. Dr. Victor Sumsky, a specialist in current history of Southeast Asian countries and international relations in the region, has been appointed to the position of the Centre’s Director. Previously Dr. Sumsky who is a graduate of MGIMO worked for the Soviet Foreign Ministry and the institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences.


The Centre’s Management

Executive Board

  • Director: Dr. Victor Sumsky
  • Deputy Director: Ekaterina Tronevskaya
  • Senior Expert: Dr. Ekaterina Koldunova
  • Analyst: Valeria Vershinina

The Centre’s Opening

The Best of ASEAN Centre 2010–2018