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Today atspecial project, dedicated to the 125th anniversary of the Polytechnic University, we will talk about what interesting things happened at our university from February 12 to 18 in different years.

On February 12, 2015, by order of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation No. 88 to our university historical name returned “Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University.”

February 13, 1899 is the date of the first document that mentions the Polytechnic Institute in St. Petersburg. This is a subscription from the merchant of the 2nd guild Matvey Eduardovich Segal, a hereditary honorary citizen, entrepreneur: I am the undersigned S. Petersburg 2nd guild merchant Matvey Eduardovich Segal, I give this signature to the official of special assignments of the Ministry of Finance, court councilor Konstantin Konstantinovich Tarasov, that I, Segal, I agree to sell to the Ministry of Finance part of the land that belongs to me, located in the Forest area of the St. Petersburg suburban police station called “Sosnovka” in the amount of 35,145 square meters. soot more or less with all the buildings on it and the growing forest…

Born on February 13, 1903 in the city of Tarashcha near Kiev Anatoly Petrovich Alexandrov, three times Hero of Socialist Labor, laureate of the Stalin and Lenin Prizes, academician. The founder of the nuclear fleet and the scientific director of nuclear energy in the USSR, Anatoly Petrovich headed the USSR Academy of Sciences and the Kurchatov Institute for many years.

In the spring of 1931, Alexandrov was invited Abram Fedorovich Ioffe became an assistant at the department of general physics at the Leningrad Industrial Institute, then head of the laboratory. Since 1934 – Associate Professor of the Departments of Technical Electronics and Chemical Physics. In 1938 he became a candidate of sciences without defending a dissertation, and then a doctor of physical and mathematical sciences. LPI graduate of 1960 Evgeny Borisovich Alexandrov, nephew of Anatoly Petrovich, inthe first issue of the special project “Dynasty” shared memories of his famous uncle.

On February 13, 1903, in Tiflis, Georgy Mikhailovich Beriev, a Soviet aircraft designer, the author of the most popular pre-war seaplane MBR-2, the first naval aircraft with ejection launch KOR-1 and KOR-2, and the post-war seaplane Be-6, was born into a working-class family. To this day, the Be-12 Chaika amphibious aircraft stands guard over Russia’s maritime borders.

G. M. Beriev in 1925 entered the aviation department of the shipbuilding faculty of the Leningrad Polytechnic Institute, from which he graduated in 1930. The Museum of the History of St. Petersburg Polytechnic University contains Beriev’s personal belongings: a jacket, a cap, order bars, a photo album, as well as binoculars and an award dirk – a gift from the Minister of War and Navy. In 2014, they were transferred to the Polytechnic History Museum by the daughter of Georgy Mikhailovich.

On February 1, 1889, Boris Mikhailovich Malinin was born, a shipbuilding scientist, author of the first Soviet projects of submarines of the Dekabrist, Leninets, and Pike types. Graduate of the 1914 shipbuilding department of the St. Petersburg Polytechnic Institute.

On February 14, 1903, a sign of graduation from the Polytechnic Institutes of Warsaw Nicholas II, St. Petersburg, and Kyiv Alexander III was approved. It was given to all graduates of polytechnic institutes and worn on the right side of the chest. The badge consists of the State Coat of Arms in an oval laurel wreath, which is tied at the bottom with a ribbon. A four-pointed cross is placed on it. The State Coat of Arms, wreath and ribbon are gilded, the cross is of green enamel, with a gilded border.

On February 15, 1989, according to the Geneva Agreement, the last Soviet military left the territory of Afghanistan. For the Polytechnic University, this day is of particular significance, because the university’s staff includes veterans of the war in Afghanistan. Among them is Valery Silin, who at the Polytechnic University was vice-rector for regime and security in 2003–2014, an employee of the Civil Security Administration. During his service as part of a limited contingent of Soviet troops in Afghanistan, Valery Grigorievich was awarded the medal “For Military Merit”, two Orders of the Red Star, the Order of the Red Banner, and medals of the Government of Afghanistan. The team also included veterans of the war in Afghanistan: employees of the Department of Regime and Security Viktor Ptichkin, Viktor Shvidchenko, director of the Department of Territory Leasing and Environmental Safety Pyotr Bakai.

In February 1930, the Supreme Economic Council formed a Commission to consider the issue of reform of technical colleges. The commission, after a comprehensive discussion of the issue, decided to transform colleges into industrial institutes. The Supreme Economic Council agreed with this and issued the corresponding order on February 15, 1930. This predetermined the division of the Leningrad Polytechnic Institute into separate industrial colleges. On June 1, 1930, by order No. 292 of the Institute Commission, branch institutes were organized on the basis of LPI: Hydrotechnical, Physico-Mechanical, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical, etc.

On February 17, 1910, the Council of St. Petersburg Polytechnic Institute, at the proposal of professors V. A. Kistyakovsky, M. M. Kovalevsky and K. P. Boklevsky, discussed the issue of erecting a monument to Peter I in front of the facade of the Main building, whose name the institute bore since January 19 of the same year. The monument had to be quite large, proportional to the building, and therefore expensive. Having estimated the possible costs, we decided to abandon this idea. This issue was subsequently not raised again.

Bust of Peter I, cast from bronze and installed on a four-meter pedestal of granite, appeared on the square in front of the Main building on May 25, 2016. The bust of Peter the Great was created by the famous St. Petersburg sculptor, professor, honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts Boris Petrov, Honored Architect of the Russian Federation Tatyana Miloradovich and architect Igor Reginsky.

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