E. V. Suponina, Advisor to the Director of RISS, and Azhdar Kurtov, Chief Editor of RISS journal «National Strategy Issues», met in Sofia with General Rumen Radev, President-elect of Bulgaria, on November 24, 2016. It was not only the first meeting of the newly elected President with the think tank, but also his first foreign contact. The RISS delegation visited Bulgaria with lectures about Islam, the Middle East, and Central Asia at the invitation of Sofia University named after Clement of Ohrid.