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MEPhI holds meeting dedicated to Victory in Great Patriotic War

10.05.2018

On May 7, on the eve of the Great Victory Day, lyceum students, lecturers and employees of the University have gathered in the main square of MEPhI to honor the memory of all those who gave their lives for the victory, as well as to express gratitude to those who remain in service today.

May 9 is a special and very important holiday for MEPhI, because the University was created during the war for the needs of the front; it is the place which forged science and laid knowledge, the use of which brought victory over fascism. Among the first students and teachers were veterans, who later, in peaceful conditions, created the scientific basis for the defense industry, helped to establish the nuclear industry of the country.

At this sunny, spring day there were lots of sincere words of gratitude to veterans and parting words to the younger generation. Opening the solemn meeting, the first vice-rector of MEPhI O.V. Nagornov read out a greeting from the President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin, which says: "We are proud of the greatness of our fathers and grandfathers’ feat who defended the freedom and independence of the Fatherland, who saved the world from Nazism. Their faith in a just cause, love for the Motherland will always be a model of morality, patriotism, and spiritual strength for us."

In continuation of the meeting, the staff and students of the University honored the memory of those killed in the Great Patriotic War with a minute of silence. Further, according to the established in University tradition, hieromonk Cassian served a funeral requiem in memory of the MEPhI veterans who have not lived to this day. The participants of the solemn meeting laid scarlet carnations to the Monument of Glory.

The event continued with the documentary film "Plague. Chronicles of the Third Reich" by the graduate of MEPhI Maksim Sergeevich Kuznetsov. Nazism in Germany, from its origin to the defeat in 1945 – in the unique shots of cameramen of the Third Reich. What led to the spread of the "brown plague" in Europe, at what price it was stopped near Moscow and on the banks of the Volga? Two decades, pressed in 20 minutes by rapid newsreels, is as an inoculation against the loss of immunity to fascism.

The event continued with the screening of the documentary film "Plague. Chronicles of the Third Reich " by the graduate of MEPhI Maksim Sergeevich Kuznetsov. Nazism in Germany, from its origin to the defeat in 1945 – in the unique shots of cameramen of the Third Reich. What led to the spread of the "brown plague" in Europe, at what cost it was stopped near Moscow and on the banks of the Volga? Two decades, pressed in 20 minutes by rapid newsreels, as an inoculation against the loss of immunity to fascism.

MEPhI attaches great importance to patriotic education of young people, traditionally holds a number of solemn events dedicated to this significant date. And on the holiday itself, on the 9th of May, students, lecturers and employees of the University took part in the Patriotic action "Immortal regiment" in Red Square.

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