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