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To honor the past, to live in the present, to create the future. The report at the Solemn meeting of teachers, employees, students and graduate students devoted to the 60 anniversary of the Moscow humanities university


In November, 2004 in the Moscow humanities university there took place the celebrations devoted to the 60 anniversary of this the non-state higher education institution, oldest in Russia. Celebrating this considerable event in scientific and pedagogical life of the country, the magazine publishes the full text of the report of the rector of MosGU professor I.M. Ilyinsky at a solemn meeting of teachers, employees, students and graduate students of the university on November 23, 2004

^/Дорогие friends!

Dear guests!

Today we celebrate the 60 anniversary of our University — an event really historical.

1. CKS — ВКШ:

MILESTONES of HISTORY AND the HERITAGE on October 14, 1944 when our huge country exhausted with terrible war lay in ruins, and till the Victory Day remained even the whole 7 months of bloody fights, the decision on creation of the Central Komsomol school in the territory of which the Moscow humanities university is located now was made.

The country leaders prepared for restoration of hundreds of destroyed cities, tens of thousands of villages, the plants and factories. In the solution of this task the Komsomol — the mighty youth organization, had to play a huge role in works and fights more than once

proved the inexhaustible mobilization opportunities. Shots with the higher education which then sharply were not enough were necessary for this work.

In February, 1944 her first listeners sat down at school desks of CKS. Them was only two hundred. They arrived to the village Veshnyaki situated near Moscow from fronts of the Great Patriotic War, from different corners of the country: many directly from front trenches and guerrilla groups, from steering wheels of warplanes, from tanks and combines, from factory machines and from hospitals. Weaned from books, silence and rest, put in a kirsa, in overcoats and soldier's blouses with fighting and labor awards and medals, they were accepted to study with the same rage with what were at war and worked. In only two years they should have overcome a course of teacher's institute. And they, of course, coped with this task. At our hall there is a graduate of the first Mikhail Akimovich Bizin CKS set which worked as the dean in CKS subsequently. Ask it about

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it, and he will tell: "Yes, study was fight continuation".

Since 1946 the graduates of CKS joined ranks of millions of builders of the destroyed country, organized work of hundreds of thousands of young people together with whom they made one more Soviet miracle: not for 50-70 as all West thought, and in only 5 years built up hundreds of wiped out cities, 70 thousand villages, more than 32 thousand plants and factories. It was the feat equal military.

I pay your attention to that fact that from the first days and during the subsequent

12 years (till 1956) CKS on the basis of secondary education in the accelerated mode (in two years) gave to the graduates the higher education in volume of teacher's institute. Initially CKS represented higher education institution, as gives to us the full grounds to consider historical date of creation of our educational institution on October 14, 1944 1

From 1944 to 1968 inclusive CKS ended over 15 thousand people (from 1944 to 1956 — 1771 persons; from 1956 to 1968 —

13 232 persons, including more than 4000 foreigners). Many graduates of CKS became wonderful Komsomol workers, and subsequently the large state and public figures famous for diplomats, journalists.

The bright page of history of our University is the period of the Higher Komsomol school. VKS was created in August, 1969. Time of the 70-80th years of the XX century nowadays can be called not differently as a stagnation era. Certain bases for this purpose exist. But we living and working

during that time, we know that it was also the era of labor heroism, a majestic stage of national history.

We will lay aside images weak mind and a body of party leaders, communistic ideology and phraseology, verbalizations that the country lived only for petrodollars. Fully fairly it for present time. And then created by the own sweat and blood millions of our fathers and grandfathers, being in a crisis phase, but remaining one of the most powerful in the world, the industry of the USSR worked and developed. We had one of the best education systems. Our technical achievements and discoveries for which only today only some of our scientists (Alferov, Ginzburg) begin to get Nobel Prizes were great. We were in the lead in space exploration, had one of the most efficient armies in the world, and nobody dared to specify to the country as to it to live. And — the main thing! — we built hundreds of the new cities and villages, the plants and factories, hydroelectric power stations, the railroads, annually entered millions of square meters of housing which was free of charge received by thousands of Soviet families.

And in all these creative affairs the huge role was played by Komsomol, and in his life — Komsomol school, at that moment already — the highest. For 21 year of existence of VKS ended about 6 our thousand and 10 thousand foreign listeners; about 3 thousand defended master's theses; almost

14 thousands of people underwent course retraining.
1 From 1956 to 1969 CKS carried out course retraining from 1.5 to 9 months, i.e. it was no higher education institution any more. Let it will not confuse anybody. A family tree of many nowadays known state universities of Russia not so it is eminent as it is possible to think. For example, the history of the Russian pedagogical university of A.I. Herzen originates from the St. Petersburg educational house founded 2 on May (14), 1797 by the emperor Pavel (see: The order of the Government of the Russian Federation of April 30, 1997 No. 607-r signed by V. Chernomyrdin). The history of the Bauman Moscow State Technical University which celebrated the 165 anniversary in 1995 begins from "big masterful different crafts for the orphan boys of the educational house" created on the highest command of the empress Maria Fiodorovna (see: Schools of sciences of Bauman Moscow State Technical University. History of development. M.: MSTU publishing house of N.E. Bauman, 1995).

In June, 1990 VKS was transformed to Institute of youth to which in September, 1991 the status of "autonomous (self-governed) non-state educational institution" is provided. With the collapse of the USSR at our higher education institution the stage of life and development in new, essentially other social and economic and political conditions began. It is natural to ask a question: what did the previous 46 years of history mean to it? What was inherited by us from our predecessors?

In the material expression history presented us a unique gift — the wonderful territory of 53 hectares in the green space of Moscow, the developed material and technical resources — academic buildings (today their eight) on 10 thousand seats, three hostels, a sports complex, stadium, a shooting gallery, skiing lodge, autocenter and other subsidiary constructions. Our University has infrastructure which is not present at one non-state higher education institution of Russia. On the property rights it is registered nowadays in the appropriate public authorities and belongs to the University. Besides, for employees of VKS at the time the Komsomol built five multi-storey buildings in which and until now there live hundreds of our teachers and workers on A. Moldagulova Street.

CKS and VKS left us in heritage the outstanding social, human and intellectual capital — advanced structure of higher education institution, highly professional faculty members, high quality administrative, engineering and economic and administrative personnel.

Nowadays from 1200 employees of University 120 over 15 years, including 24 — more than 25 years, 13 — more than 30 years, 8 — work from above

35 years.

The rector and all vice rectors of the University — S.A. Ageev, E.D. Katulsky, G.Ya. Kulish,

V. A. Pristupko, B.A. Ruchkin — the former workers of VKS.

39 years the candidate of historical sciences, the associate professor nowadays responsible -

retar selection committee of the University Antonina Leontyevna Kuzmina works sec. in higher education institution.

39 years the operator of department of communication of Engineering management Valentina Mikhaelovna Savina works in higher education institution.
37 years Ivan Sergeyevich Huo-rin — the veteran, the dean of faculty of CKS and VKS, nowadays the Doctor of Philosophy, professor of department of social and political philosophy, the chairman of the board of veterans of the University works for us.
37 years Andrey Valentinovich Gulyaev — the associate professor of physical education works in higher education institution.
36 years — Anatoly Emmanuilovich Vosko-boynikov is a Doctor of Philosophy, professor of department of social and political philosophy.
35 years — nowadays the administrative assistant to the rector Elena Vladimirovna Gukova.
35 years — the engineer of construction department Lyudmila Nikolaevna Stupa-chenko.

Especially I want to tell about one of modest workers, and actually unique personality — about Leonid Ezatovich Arguna. He works for us since 1953, i.e. 51 years. In CKS he managed the Department of Physical Culture. Was a member of USSR national team on volleyball. Master of Sports. The author of the game "Rihn-go" whom he developed for patients with a cerebral palsy of children. The high efficiency of this game is recognized by bodies of health care. To Leonid Ezatovich Arguna already 77 years, but it in a system: the associate professor of physical education, the coach of the women's national team of team of the University on volleyball which wins first place in the subgroup among higher education institutions of Moscow from year to year, and eight years (on a voluntary basis) — the trainer and the judge of the first and second volleyball teams of administration and teachers. As he loves students and the business! When you were included into sport center, will meet Arguna there. It seems that it is the house in which he lives.

Really gold fund of faculty and administrative members having appeared -

lyat associate professor Sofya Georgiyevna Brashevan; professor Vladimir Ivanovich Burenko; department chair of work and social work, professor Vyacheslav Nikolaevich Bobkov; professor Vera Abramovna Barkova; department chair, associate professor Natalya Aleksandrovna Dolgina; department chair, professor Vitaly Vasilyevich Zhuravlev; professor Elena Semenovna Zhuravleva; assistant to the rector Gennady Alekseyevich Zhurin; associate professor Tamara Ivanovna Karpova; department chair, professor Anatoly Akimovich Korolev; professor Vladimir Vasilyevich Kolkov; department chair, professor Svetlana Aleksandrovna Kuntseva; senior teacher Olga Sergeyevna Pestryakova; the head of department on nonlearning work with students, associate professor Tamara Aleksandrovna Rusakova; professor Boris Fatykhovich Usmanov; department chair, professor Anatoly Ivanovich Shendrik; professor Svetlana Fiodorovna Shcherbak; professor Victor Panteleevich Moshnyaga; professor Vladimir Konstantinovich Krivoruchenko; department chair of world economy and international economic relations, associate professor Andrey Aleksandrovich Khachaturov; department chair, associate professor Alexander Aleksandrovich Shinkorenko; the first deputy principal, associate professor Vyacheslav Grigoryevich Yarmolchuk. I could tell the names still many and many others workers, not less competent and valuable to higher education institution, but for it there will not be enough time.

There is a special wish to emphasize that more than a third of faculty members of the University — graduates of VKS. Graduates of VKS head, in particular, 5 of 8 faculties: the doctor of sociological sciences, professor A.I. Kovalyova is the dean of faculty of psychology; the doctor of historical sciences, professor A.D. Borodai is the dean of faculty of advertizing; the candidate of historical sciences, associate professor N.A. Mykhaylychenko is the dean of Faculty of Economics and Management; the candidate of philosophical sciences, associate professor G.P. Horina is the dean of faculty of linguistics and cultural science; the candidate of philosophical sciences, associate professor N. Yu. Medvedeva — the dean of faculty of boundaries -

dunarodny relations. The graduate of VKS, Candidate of Law Sciences, associate professor Svetlana Ivanovna Kurpyakova manages department of the civil and enterprise law; department of marketing in advertizing — the Doctor of Economics, professor Vladimir Gennadyevich Kismereshkin. Graduates of VKS are the vice rector of the University for science and publishing work, the Doctor of Economics, professor, the honored worker of science of the Russian Federation E.D. Katulsky; the deputy rector — the director of Institute of humanitarian researches, the Doctor of Philosophy, professor, the winner of an award of Lenin Komsomol Valery Andreevich Lukov.

Has to tell about that part of our collective which for some reason, in my opinion, absolutely unfairly can be called support personnel. And on this site VKS left us in inheritance generally highly professional shots thanks to which in many respects during a dashing time of 1994 when our higher education institution was on the brink of disaster, educational process after all was not broken, students did not run up.

Everything looked simply and sadly. The territory was not protected, was not lit at all, the most part of days was shipped in darkness, in the winter snow practically did not get out from roads and avenues, on them it was possible to go only by jeeps. In audiences and offices of academic buildings, and first of all the third where all 750 students found room then, air temperature did not rise higher than 18 in the winter With, and in many was several degrees lower: badly the heating system worked, windows were not caulked up. Students and teachers at lectures were forced to sit in outerwear. In the spring and in the fall roofs proceeded, water flew on the heads of students. The dining room practically did not work: there was no place to store products — refrigerators failed, huge meat grinders in which, as well as in ventilating boxes, there lived rats broke. From frosts in winter days continually, sometimes at once in several places

broke through pipes of cold and hot water supply. About what things look bad excessively, became clear to everything, even to those who did not want to recognize it when once there was next, but very large blockage of the sewerage. Classes this day had to be cancelled.

The problem was that money was not only on repair, but also and for salary though there was it awfully, to shameful is insignificant small... And still people worked, educational process continued: students and teachers came to audiences, some read, others listened to lectures. At the very least, but all infrastructure of higher education institution functioned. By what price it was given — neither students, nor teachers guessed. Only engineers and masters, mechanics, electricians, operators, painters, plasterers, cleaners, commandants of buildings and hostels, many of which — veterans of VKS knew about it.

The university inherited from VKS the educational brand of quality, pedagogical experience of individual work with students — production of piece goods, outstanding generational units. It is worth remembering, and to current workers know that already initially (according to documents) VKS was created as higher education institution of the first (for those times — the highest!) categories; as the higher education institution elite, i.e., as a matter of fact, closed because listeners as on four-year, and biennial (the second the highest) training were selected by regional committees, then "filtered" the Central Committee of Komsomol, and only then they were allowed to take examinations at a competition 2-3 persons into place; as higher education institution elite because training at School was almost individualized: the ratio "the teacher — the student" in VKS made 1:8, at foreign faculty — 1:4 while in usual state universities — 1:12 and more. All this provided the high qualitative list of listeners in whose training and education in the conditions of high insistence and rigid discipline the best professors and teachers were engaged.

No wonder therefore that many graduates who are now not only in Russia but also in other countries of the world, achieved outstanding achievements in various spheres of activity subsequently, brought to VKS that glory which is also a part of the heritage accepted by the University.

I will tell the names only of some graduates of VKS:

Mikhail Mikhaylovich Prusak — nowadays the governor of the Novgorod region;

Vladimir Ivanovich Scherbakov is nowadays the president of Avtodor investment fund, the Doctor of Economics, professor, in Soviet period — the Minister of Labour of the USSR and the First Deputy Prime Minister of the USSR;

Elena Evgenyevna Chepurnykh is nowadays a doctor of pedagogical sciences, the vice-chairman of the Russian society on the international cultural ties, in the recent past — the deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation (19921996), the Deputy Minister of Education of the Russian Federation (1998-2004);

Evgeny Danilovich Katulsky is a Doctor of Economics, professor, the Honored worker of science of the Russian Federation, the vice rector of our University, in the recent past — the deputy, the First Deputy Minister of Labour of the Russian Federation, the Head of Inspection of Audit Chamber of the Russian Federation;

Augustine Chisar is nowadays the ambassador of the Slovak Republic in Russia;

Alexander Sergeyevich Ponomarev — nowadays the CEO of Kultura TV channel;

Sergey Ivanovich Plaksy is a Doctor of Philosophy, professor, the rector of National Institute of business;

Valery Andreevich Lukov is a Doctor of Philosophy, professor, the winner of an award of Lenin Komsomol, the deputy rector — the director of Institute of humanitarian researches of our University;

Vladimir Aleksandrovich Shimakov is the first deputy of Customs committee of the Russian Federation;

Pavel Aleksandrovich Merkulov is the vice-governor of the Oryol region;

Anatoly Anatolyevich Voropayev is the vice-governor of Tula region;

Valery Aleksandrovich Sychev — in the recent past — the first deputy governor of the Ulyanovsk region, now — the member of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation.

The university inherited its scientific glory from VKS. Here the largest acted not only in the USSR, but also in the world the Research center which was engaged in complex researches of youth. Glory about it when in the second half of the 80th years we were engaged in development of theoretical and legal bases of the public youth policy, prepared the bill "About the General Beginnings of the Public Youth Policy in the USSR", extended in many countries of the world. In confirmation of these words it is enough to tell that in 1987 among five coauthors of the report of UNESCO (the USA, Germany, France and Spain) by assessment and the forecast of position of youth in the world I as the director of Research Center, represented Sovetsky the Union; that in 1990 the United Nations addressed to our Center with the offer to prepare by forces of the Soviet scientists the report "Global position of youth in the world: trends and prospects till 2000". And this order was executed. The report is published by the UN in all working languages and distributed worldwide. The full text of this report is published by our higher education institution in 2000. Ponder: the largest and important international organization addresses to Komsomol higher education institution behind scientific examination and forecasts. According to the logic of things, in those days it was impossible. But now it is the come true historic fact.

VKS left us in heritage legendary names of people which went in the same places, as we today, only to that time when there were yet no avenues and trees which they planted.

It is worth knowing that on that place where now there is our University, in December

1942 at the initiative of the Central Committee of Komsomol the Central women's school of sniper preparation was open. The commemorative plaque on building No. 1 of the University demonstrates to it. At this school 2200 girls who were at war then on fronts of the Great Patriotic War were trained. They destroyed more than 12 thousand fascists. 265 girls died death of brave. All graduates of school were awarded with various government awards, and 130 female snipers — the Glory award, including 17 — twice.

In June of the 1944th to the graduate of this school, the 19-year-old daughter of the Kazakh people to the sniper Aliye Moldagulovoy who destroyed 31 Hitlerites and heroically was killed in hand-to-hand battle the rank of the Hero of the Soviet Union was given. One of streets which passes along the territory of our University bears her name. About Aliye Moldagulo-voy two feature films are created, books are written, the ballet is put, songs are put. One of them — Aliya (the composer

S. Bayterokov) at the International festival of the Golden Orpheus song (Sofia, 1977) performed by Roza Rymbayeva won the first prize. At the Aktyubinsk medical institute, the Moscow high school No. 891 and the St. Petersburg school No. 140, in the aul of Bes-Kopa (Kazakhstan) the museums are open; on the place of death of Aliya, near the railway station Novosokolniki of the Pskov region and also in the cities of Aktyubinsk, Alma-Ata, Kzyl-Orda and in its native aul of Bes-Kopa, monuments are established. In 1997 the President of Kazakhstan N. Nazarbayev opened a monument to the national heroine in the capital of the republic Astana. In the Gallery of Honour of our University opened a few days ago there is Alija Moldagulovoy's portrait.

The live legend of the recent past are for many of us names, now it is possible to tell precisely, the legendary first rector of VKS Nikolay Vladimirovich Trushchenko; managers of VKS departments — the fighting lieutenant general Ivan Ivanovich Lisov; The Hero Sovetsky Soyu -

for, the fighter pilot, the colonel Vladimir Aleksandrovich Narzhimsky; Hero of the Soviet Union, famous pilot-tester Georgy Konstantinovich Mosolov. They and many others are worthy that they about them composed poems and legends.

Summing up the result of a historical part of the report, I have to draw the main conclusion: creation in 1944 CKS, its transformation in 1969 to VKS had the defining value for all further history of development of our higher education institution up to this day. There would be no CKS and VKS — would not be today and our fine University, us in this hall.

And therefore —

we will tell great thanks to the attendee among us to Evgeny Mikhaylovich Tyazhelnikov today — to the state and public figure, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation, the doctor of pedagogical sciences. It to it, during that time to the first secretary of the Central Committee of Komsomol, the thought of creation of VKS came to mind, and it carried out it. E.M. Tyazhelnikov opened VKS on November 2, 1969, handed the Banner of VKS which is on the stage now. Since 1995 E.M. Tya-zhelnikov is Honorary professor of our University;

we will tell the words of profound gratitude to Boris Nikolaevich Pastukhov — the state and public figure, the second, and then first secretary of the Central Committee of Komsomol who made an outstanding contribution to development of VKS. Nowadays Boris Nikolaevich Pastukhov is the deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, the senior vice president of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, Honorary professor of our University. In October, 2003 for our best students the scholarship of B.N. Pastukhov "the Star of the University" is founded;

we will express huge gratitude to Victor Maksimovich Mishin — the political and public figure. Being the first secretary from 1982 to 1987, he made for development of VKS much. On October 25 of this year. The academic council honorary professor made the decision on assignment to it ranks "

Moscow humanities university". Solemn delivery of the Diploma and a cloak of Honorary professor happened on November 16 of this year;

we have to tell the words of profound gratitude to Lyudmila Ivanovna Shvetsova — the state and public figure, the First Deputy Mayor of Moscow in the Government of Moscow. In the past Lyudmila Ivanovna is the secretary of the Central Committee of Komsomol, dealt with issues VKS much, and the last decade, holding high positions in the Moscow Government, actively helps our higher education institution with its development. On October 25 of this year. The academic council gave of L.I. Shvetsova a rank "Honorary Professor of the Moscow Humanities University".

We will bow to our history — fine and great.

We will remember names of those who created, built and developed CKS, first of all Nikolay Aleksandrovich Mikhaylov — the first secretary of the Central Committee of Komsomol of military and post-war years (from 1938 to 1952). It opened female sniper courses, it opened CKS. Let's remember first secretaries of the Central Committee of Komsomol of Alexander Nikolaevich Shelepin, Vladimir Efimovich Semichastny, Sergey Pavlovich Pavlov, each of which made for development of CKS much.

We will remember directors of CKS of Arseny Nikitich Svinarenko working in this position from October, 1944 to December, 1948, Nikolay Andreevich Ponomarev (from 17.08.1948 to 01.07.1950), Pyotr Fedorovich Kolonits-kogo (from 01.07.1950 to 23.08.1952), Vasily Dmitrievich Kulbakin (from 23.08.1952 to 25.03.1957), Nikolay Georgiyevich Baranov (from 25.03.1957 to 28.02.1963), Nikolay Nikolaevich Murashov (from 28.02.1963 to 26.07.1966).

We will remember rectors of VKS — Nikolay Vladimirovich Trushchenko and Gennady Semyonovich Golovachev.

We will remember all who honestly worked for the public good and who are not present with us any more. Let's remember, we will honor their memory with rising and moment of silence.

We do not idealize the past. But it is necessary to understand objectively that in the past and became lifeless and that is life-giving, adequately memories and lives. To understand how many University inherited of the past, we should create the full-fledged history of higher education institution and the book of essays about our workers and graduates. We have to revive and ennoble people, worthy memories, live and dead. For the sake of the historical truth and the benefit of present and future generations of our Fatherland we have to and to become obliged by historians. At the same time we have no right to give even an occasion to suspect us of bias though, in my opinion, it also is impossible. Modern realities of life are that that we are forced to be not only romantics, but also tough pragmatists: to live and develop, we are forced to take from the past only fire, but not ashes because we understand that whatever romantic aura surrounded history, the present is higher than a past. Today absolutely other dynamics of life, absolutely other speed in everything and everywhere. If the movement — life if change — a basis of the movement, then speed is a pledge and a guarantee of success. The one who stopped for an hour lagged behind per day; who stood for a month — lost year. To be obsessed with the past and to stop — means to die.

2. To be ABLE to LIVE IN the PRESENT

"Great science to live happily consists in living only in the present" — still Pythagoras said. It is possible not to agree in something with the great mathematician and the wise man because are important for healthy consciousness and normal mentality also last and future. But the truth is that the person lives only in the present moment, only it is yours. It is wise to dispose present — really great science, the most difficult task.

What represented our higher education institution during the posleve-kashovsky period and what it is now? Fourteen years after VKS was transformed to Institute of youth, flew by as one instant.

Frankly speaking, on a share of staff of Institute of youth and its management headed by the rector Gennady Semyonovich Golovachev the hard task in the early nineties dropped out: during the shortest period of time to pass to essentially new forms of activity of self-financing and self-government in the conditions of the market relations, including in education. It was made much useful: three new faculties, new specialties are open, new departments are created. However in 1994 the institute appeared in a catastrophic situation, on the brink of disaster. About it most of attendees knows well, in several phrases I already told about it slightly above and I will not begin to extend more.

In 1994 there was a replacement of the leadership of institute. Despite the most difficult circumstances, we pretty fast got up and began to develop promptly. In 2000 the institute received the state status "academy", and in June, 2003 — the state status "university". And today the University represents other in every respect the organization, absolutely excellent not only from VKS, but also from Institute of youth of ten-year prescription.

To take the same material and technical resources. In 1994 many buildings and constructions were in dilapidated state, and several cases lay literally in ruins: without roofs and interfloor overlappings, without windows and doors. Eight years year after year we conduct restoration and repair of our economic infrastructure. Without uniform credit ruble and any help from outside, it is exclusive at the expense of own means. Today in all buildings only walls and facades remained the same. All the rest — new.

In CKS 8 departments and 3 faculties where over 200 teachers worked worked 9, and in VKS (during a blossoming time). At Institute of youth in 1994 there were 3 faculties and 14 departments at which 150 teachers worked. Annual set in VKS with -

stavlyal 250-300 people, at Institute of youth — and that are less.

Nowadays at the University 9 faculties, 33 departments, more than 500 regular, and together with part-time workers — about 900 teachers, including more than 150 doctors of science, professors.

Our University has very eminent (even to the Moscow measures) the faculty: Our 6 professors ranks the Honored worker of science of the Russian Federation, 4 — the Honored lawyer of the Russian Federation, 3 — the Honoured worker of culture of the Russian Federation, 4 — the winner of an award of Lenin Komsomol, the winner of the State award of the USSR are awarded. Among employees of the Honored Trainer of Russian Federation, Honoured Worker of Physical Education, Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Russian Federation, Honourable Prosecutor of Russian Federation University. Are awarded with signs of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation "Honorary Worker of Higher Education of the Russian Federation" of 19 teachers and employees. 42 teachers are academicians and corresponding members of 60 industry academies of Sciences. This year our worker A.B. Tarasov became the winner of the State award of the Russian Federation.

In June, 2004 the release of the University made about 800 people, i.e. it is so much how many studied at all four courses VKS, and more, than the total number of Institute of youth. In 2004 on the first course of the University nearly 3000 people are accepted. A postgraduate study at the University — one of the largest in Russia, in it about 830 people are engaged, 7 specialized councils, including 5 doctor's work.

VKS left us in inheritance an invaluable treasure of pedagogical and administrative experience, a group of outstanding teachers and administrators. However every year our pedagogical collective is replenished all with new brilliant teachers and scientists. Since Institute of youth in our higher education institution the department chair, the doctor of psychological sciences, professor, nowadays the director of Institute of psychology of RAS Anatoly Laktionovich Zhuravlev work; manager. -

fedry, candidate of psychological sciences Yury Nikolaevich Oleynik; department chair of the theory of advertizing and mass communications, associate professor Elena Leonidovna Golovleva; department chair, doctor of historical sciences, professor Alexander Vladimirovich Martynenko. Organically managers of departments, professors Vyacheslav Nikolaevich Bobkov, Yury Nikolaevich Tsa-regorodtsev, Nadezhda Nikolaevna Mironova, Vladimir Ivanovich Mazhukin, Yury Konstantinovich Shchipin, Iosif Abramovich Golman, etc. entered into our collective

Only in 2004 such famous teachers, scientists, practical workers as Victor Georgiyevich Komplektov came to the University the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in the USA and Spain, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1982 to 1991 which headed department of the international relations is an outstanding diplomat. Olga Gennadiyevna Noskova, the doctor of psychological sciences, professor of faculty of psychology of Lomonosov Moscow State University began to manage department of psychology of development and akmeology. The department of pedagogics and psychology of the higher school was headed by the doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor Vyacheslav Alekseyevich Sitarov; department of the international tourism — Yury Stepanovich Putrik. The doctor of jurisprudence, professor Natalya Vladimirovna Mikhaylova became the manager of department of the theory and history of state and law. The department of human rights was headed by the doctor of jurisprudence, the chief of Legal department of State Duma administration of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Alexey Pavlovich Lyubimov. The doctor of jurisprudence Oleg Nikolaevich Bulakov is appointed the dean of law department. The Doctor of Philology, professor, the Honored worker of science of the Russian Federation Vladimir Andreevich Lukov became the dean of faculty of research and educational personnel.

Most of our teachers are people who not just state and explain the subject, but show to students all the essence a way of life,

which should be followed, inspire them on success and overcoming the obstacles which fell today to their lot. It is possible to tell about many teachers: "It is truly the third parent of the student". As well as for veterans, the University became for them a home which we build together, in which we live alone big family.

Perhaps, the most important that distinguishes our University from VKS, is a student's structure. And business even not that for

10 years he grew up by 15 times — from 750 people to
11 thousands of students; that each of these
11 thousands pays the training; that 56% of students are forced to combine study with work to have funds for study and life. Such is not a really cheerful sign of modern times.

Of course, it is other youth and as at all times — very different, in many respects not similar to us. More freely, raskovanny and it is frequent — more sincerely. But is not worse in any way. The present youth has what we did not have: total freedom of the choice to think and do that and as you want. And the choice — business extremely difficult. There are young people who give the grounds to think and speak about them badly. But would be the deepest mistake to generalize and transfer defects of a part of students even if they also are considerable, on all students in which exists and from year to year the healthy and strong kernel gets stronger. These are truly generational stars in a future sky, hope, valor, honor and glory of our higher education institution, and over time, there is a wish to trust, and all Russia.

I will bring only a little, in my opinion, impressive and about much the speaking figures.

The GPA of certificates of the entrants going to our university annually makes not less than 4.2. About 12% of students for all five years study only on "perfectly". Nearly 20% of graduates gain diplomas with honors. In perfection 325 students, including 20 people — Chinese, 27 — Japanese, 11 — Arab know two foreign languages, three languages 37 people perfectly know.

At the University more than 50 masters and candidates for the Master of Sports study. They are engaged in 12 sports sections of the University: in female handball — 11 candidates for the Master of Sports; in men's handball — 8; swimmings — 5 candidates for the Master of Sports and 1 Master of Sports; in female volleyball — 2 candidates for the Master of Sports; in men's volleyball — 2; in track and field athletics — 1; badminton — 1; basketball — 2; free-style wrestling — 1 Master of Sports; big tennis — 1 Master of Sports. The student of the 3rd course of College Irina Grazhdanova became the silver prize-winner in swimming at the Paraolimpiysky games of 2004 in Athens, she gave the rank of the Honoured Master of Sports of Russia.

Athletes of our University traditionally win first place as in an all-team competition in the annual Sports contest held by the Union of non-state higher education institutions of Moscow and the Moscow region and on the majority of separate sports; successfully compete at city competitions.

Among students there are very many most versatile talents: dancers, vocalists, violinists, pianists, actors who are engaged in theater studio of the People's artist of Russia Valery Zolotukhin. In total about 130 people participate in amateur performances. Many of them became winners and students of an annual All-Russian festival of student's amateur creativity Fes-tos. This is Yana Guk, Zhanna Florenskaya, Margo Konopatova, Nastya Podovinnikova, Elena Kovalenko, Vladlen Sosnin, Anna Larina, Evgenia Pershina, etc.

Within this festival by national team of KVN of our University two cups in competitions on the championship of Moscow are won. In total more than 100 people take part in line-up of KVN of faculties and the national team of the University.

One of mass and favourite holidays of the University is the annual competition "Beauty of the University". Pobeditelni-

this competition in 2004 vice-Ms. of the international beauty contest held in Belarus, Anna Kutomkina became tsy. The student of faculty of cultural science, the Master of Sports of Yuli Belyak became the vice-champion of Eastern Europe 2004 in sports dances.

A bright holiday of student's creativity is the International festival of advertizing which is annually held by the University. In festivals, and and

Nicholas Johnson
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