The countries that ceased to be colonies wanted to train domestic labor force, and the Soviet Union met their wants. A year later, the university was named after Patrice Lumumba, a poet who became the head of Congo and was killed during the coup. Today, the establishment is flourishing though having lost the name of Lumumba. Multinational atmosphere and peoples’ friendship still form its zest. There are the representatives of 450 nations from 100 countries among its students, postgraduates and trainees. The visitors of University’s museum can see ivory tusks from Sudan, a shining dagger from Yemen, Aztec calendar from Mexico and many other exotic things.
In 1960, the Council of Ministers of the USSR ruled to found the University of People’s Friendship