Russian House in Dhaka hosted a reception and farewell programme for students who have won the Russian government scholarships for the academic year 2022-2023. Maxim Dobrokhotov, director of the Russian House, praised the Bangladeshi youths for choosing Russia as a destination for higher education. Five thousand Bangladeshi graduates of Soviet or Russian universities have worked in government, private and international organisations in their country and abroad since 1972, he added. Md Jahirul Islam, a monitoring and evaluation specialist at the education ministry, earned a PhD from the Krasnodar University in 1991. Mahmudul Hasan Shamim, a sports journalist, did his masters in civil engineering from the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia in 1989. SK Anisur Rahman, senior scientific officer at the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulation Authority, earned a PhD from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute in 2020. All of them attended the event and shared their experience of studying in Russia.