On Sunday 21 March there was a meeting of Russian alumni and students at the Holiday Inn Lesnaya in Moscow, hosted by WBS alumnus Maxim Lobov (MAOS 2008-09) and DLMBA programme manager Sue Beech.
The group of 14 included alumni from a variety of Specialist Masters programmes as well as alumni and current students from the Executive and Distance Learning MBA. Yuri Ushkov had taken the night train from Kiev, spent the day visiting photographic exhibitions, and planned to take the night train back after the meeting!
The dynamics of the meeting were fascinating - at the start, everyone stood up to greet people as they arrived; then as people found seats, 3 clear groupings emerged of those who had known each other at Warwick and current students exchanging 'where are you up to now?'; but by 8pm chairs had been shuffled around and there was one large group all chatting animatedly with new as well as old acquaintances.