Chairman of the State Duma supported proposal to rename again the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia after the Congolese politician Patrice Lumumba

Vyacheslav Volodin is convinced that returning the name will be symbolic in the light of the recent events in Ukraine: Patrice Lumumba, one of the symbols of the struggle of the people of Africa for independence, was killed because of his anti-Western position, defending the interests of the country
Chairman of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin
Chairman of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin

The leader of the LDPR faction, Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs Leonid Slutsky Slutsky Leonid Eduardovich Slutsky
Leonid Eduardovich
recalled that the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia was once named after Patrice Lumumba, a famous Congolese politician and fighter for independence.

“Patrice Lumumba and those politicians who at that time gave their lives for our today's ideals and goals, fought for national sovereignty, culture, traditions of the countries of the African continent, they were great political figures. History cannot be rewritten, but now it is necessary to take a decision and return the name of the great political figure to the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia,” said Leonid Slutsky.

The Chairman of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin Volodin Vyacheslav Victorovich Volodin
Vyacheslav Victorovich
The Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the eighth convocation. Elected in single mandate constituency № 163 (Saratov constituency - Saratov Oblast)
supported the proposal.

“The return of the name of Patrice Lumumba, the first Prime Minister of the Republic of Congo, is symbolic, because he was killed because of his position in support of the country, fought for its sovereignty and independence. He was killed for anti-Western statements and an anti-Western position in the interests of his state,” said Vyacheslav Volodin. “That is who we are dealing with today in the West, that has long a long history of enslaving other states, it has currently concentrated a huge amount of military resources on the territory of Ukraine and in fact is turning Ukraine into a desert, burning everything in its path,” he stressed.