The leaders of RSUH congratulated the War and Labor veterans working at the University on the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory.
“Yesterday we witnessed a number of major socio-political events related to the Day of Sorrow and Remembrance, tomorrow will be the Victory Parade,” Rector Alexander Bezborodov recalled in his welcoming remarks. - All this allows us to celebrate our holiday on a high note. We wish you health and well-being! Thank you for your professional work!”
Rector said that the efforts of historians and archivists of RSUH with the support of the Ministry of Education for Russian schools resulted in the collection “Letters of the War years. Correspondence between school teachers and their students ”, which contained rare archival documents. The book was published by RSUH Press. It turned out that a huge number of letters in the archives had not yet been researched. They should be put into academic circulation, and such a large-scale work can be designed as a long-term goal.
“The War entered every family,” said Dr. Alexander Martynov, Vice-Rector for Administrative Work and Security. - Both of my grandfathers died in the War, my father and father-in-law fought at the front. Thanks to their heroism, I learned a lot of new things, for example, about how our troops had entered Iran from the north at the beginning of the hostilities, how the fighting in the Caucasus had taken place, and I understood what the award sheets had been issued for. "We must remember the fighters who did so much for the Victory, so that we could live in a peace today, we must share our experience and knowledge with the young people."
Dr. Nadezhda Arkhipova, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs drew attention to the fact that this holiday had no statute of limitations. “As long as the events of that great tragedy are still alive in the collective memory, we will be celebrating them. In 2020, the University is hosting a lot of international events dedicated to the Victory Day, and this is our common merit. I want to express gratitude to all those who during the difficult times of the pandemic showed steadfastness and courage, doing everything to ensure that the learning process not be interrupted! ”
First Vice-Rector Olga Pavlenko expressed confidence that the University team in particular and the population of Russia as a whole in general were connected by a collective memory. “Each of us, listening to the “Cranes ”performed by Mark Bernes, feels a lump in his throat. We understand the test that our country had to go through, and we will always honor this sacred memory. For the Great Victory! ”
In turn, Dr. Valentina Marikhina, Head of the Trade Union of Faculty and Staff demonstrated a stand with photographs of veterans of the “Immortal Regiment of RSUH” and shared her memories of working with them. Dr. Grigory Shumsky, Head of the Council of Veterans joined in the congratulations.
By tradition, flowers were laid at the memorial stele of the University.