Monday, February 8, 2010


President Bharrat Jagdeo was on Saturday conferred with an Honorary Doctorate by the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia.

President Bharrat Jagdeo with his honorary doctorate (GINA photo)

The Guyanese Head of State attended the University 20 years ago where he obtained his Masters Degree in Economics.

The Government Information Agency said that President Jagdeo was selected by the Academic Board of the University on January 25, 2010 for the award.

The conferral was held in the Kremlin on the 50th Anniversary celebration of the founding of the University established by the Government of the Soviet Union on February 5, 1960.

President Jagdeo in receiving the honour delivered a speech in Russian to the packed auditorium, his first Russian address since attending the university.

The Guyanese Leader thanked the University for presenting him the honour and praised the institution for its multiculturalism, GINA said.


  1. Congratulation to the President for his outstanding achievement, and it is good to know that People's Friendship University of Russia have acknowledged him for hi outstanding work, the people of Guyana should start looking at this and see what a potential and competent president we have and start supporting him further

  2. Quiet achievement for the President of Guyana.Its just time before the anti-government people start to bad talk him for this achievement.but well done Mr.President..............

  3. that is it, another nail in the oppositions coffin...well done Bharrat, you didn’t get the Nobel Prize but you got a doctorate, that is a very good accomplishment, knowing that you went 20 years ago to that university and they still recognize your work is just outstanding...keep it up Jadgeo