25 Dec 2006 16:23

Lomonosov Moscow State University Journalism Department and Interfax name Grishchenko-2007 scholarship winner

Interfax Information Services Group and the journalism department of Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU) unanimously named a third-year student, Lyubov Inzhutova, the winner of the Boris Grishchenko scholarship for 2007.

The winner was announced at the annual Day of Practice of the MGU Journalism Department held on December 25. On the same day Interfax raised the monthly stipend under the scholarship from 3,000 to 5,000 rubles.

Inzhutova, the third Interfax Group scholar, submitted a series of articles on financial and economic topics, as well as professionally prepared analytical materials concerning the market in state securities. All the work submitted was published on the newswires of Russian and foreign information agencies.

The jury of three MGU representatives and three Interfax representatives assessed the work submitted by the students (a minimum of 20 published pieces written during professional internships), as well as their semester marks.

The Grishchenko Scholarship was founded by Interfax in 2004 to commemorate Boris Grishchenko (June 1, 1937-April 21, 2004), who worked for 40 years in information journalism including over ten years at Interfax. For many years Grishchenko was a Kremlin pool correspondent, from Brezhnev‘s time up to the Putin era. He was awarded the Order of Merit in 1999.

***Interfax Information Services Group creates information products and communication means serving for decision-making processes in politics and business.

Since the 1990s, Interfax has been a leading source of up-to-the-minute information on Russia and the CIS and maintains a firm lead among news agencies in the number of references in foreign media to stories reported from this region of the world. In the past few years Interfax has emerged as a leading supplier of political and financial news from developing markets in Europe and China.

Today, Interfax unites about 30 companies and is part of a national and regional news agency network embracing Russia, the CIS, China and a number of East European countries.