On 21/08/2019 Vice-Rector of the Financial University Alexander Linnikov attended the reception dedicated to the 100th anniversary of independence of Afghanistan. This year's celebration was particularly special because the Centennial year of the Financial University also marks the 100th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic and the Kingdom of Afghanistan. The event featured prominent government officials and public figures, diplomats, politicians, artists, and academics of Russia, Afghanistan, and many other countries, as well as representatives of international organizations. On behalf of the Financial University and personally the Rector Prof. Eskindarov Alexander Linnikov congratulated the Afghan friends and discussed with the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Dr. Latif Bahand the prospectives of cooperation between our countries in the field of education and science. Mr. Ambassador has emphasized high demand for Russian education in his country and expressed great appreciation of the contribution of the Financial University to the training of highly qualified professionals for Afghanistan, while Vice-Rector Linnikov complimented significant achievements of the talented and committed Afghan students and trainees of the Pre-University Faculty in mastering the Russian language and educational programs of the Financial University.