Vitaly Ignatenko

Mr Vitaly Ignatenko

Mr Vitaly Ignatenko, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador

President of the World Association of Russian Press and Former Director-General of ITAR-TASS Russian News Agency, Vitaly Ignatenko was appointed UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in June 2008, in recognition of his efforts to promote Russian language around the world.

In 2003, Mr Ignatenko received the Government Award of the Russian Federation for his actions to promote the Russian language.

In his capacity as UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, Vitaly Ignatenko signed in September 2010 the Memorandum of Understanding between UNESCO and RIA Novosti to promote UNESCO programmes and activities in the Russian Federation.

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