MPGU rector Alexey Lubkov received a letter of gratitude from Lebanese University and ROSSOTRUDNICHESTVO for support and condolences.
Head of ROSSOTRUDNICHESTVO in Lebanon, Vadim Zaichikov and DRI General coordinator Dr. Zeinab Saad sent a letter of gratitude in the name of the President of Lebanese University Dr. Fouad Hussein Ayoub and teachers of the university for condolences that MPGU sent after a devastating explosion in Beirut on 4 August 2020.
It is a horrible catastrophy and an unimaginable tragedy. I hope, we will continue our cooperation in the future, wrote Dr. Zeinab Saad
On 4 August 2020, a large amount of ammonium nitrate stored at the port of the city of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, exploded, causing at least 181 deaths, 6,000 injuries, US$10–15 billion in property damage, and leaving an estimated 300,000 people homeless. A team from the University of Sheffield estimated that the explosion was the equivalent of 1,000 to 1,500 tonnes of TNT — about a 10th of the intensity of the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.
«Lebanon is deeply affected by this tragedy. We are profoundly shaken to hear the news and we are sharing with the country their grief. We address our words of sympathy and support to the families of the deceased and we wish the injured to recover as soon as possible … We, Russian teachers, will not leave colleagues alone. We will get through this together»- these words are a part of the letter that Alexey Lubkov and MPGU International Office sent to Lebanese Univerisity right after the tragedy.
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