On December 21, 2018, HUFS President Kim In-chul received the Medal of Pushkin conferred by the Russian government at the Embassy of Russia in Seoul on December 21, 2018.
The Medal of Pushkin is awarded by the President of the Russian Federation to a person who contributed to the proliferation of Russian art and culture. HUFS has been recognized for its contribution to education in Russian language and literature over the past 65 years since its founding and to research on Russia through the Institute of Russian Studies.
The Medal of Pushkin was awarded by the Russian Ambassador to South Korea H.E. Andrey Kulik on behalf of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.