Three administrators from the Tolstoy State Pedagogical University in Tula, Russia, visited Albany Law School as part of the Albany-Tula Alliance, which pairs the two cities to promote cultural and commercial ties.
Dean Penelope (Penny) Andrews, as well as Professor Mary Lynch, Professor Bridgit Burke and Professor Christian Sundquist, met for breakfast with Vladimir Panin, the rector of the university, and Zhanna Fomicheva and Vladimir Andreev, both of the institution's Office of International Cooperation and Education.
The Russian group’s four-day visit included a tour of several Capital Region high schools and colleges, as well as several other events, with local representatives of the Albany-Tula Alliance.
Tula is located about 120 miles south of Moscow. The Tolstoy State Pedagogical University educates interpreters, many of whom end up working in the Russian legal system.