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Ilinskiy I. M. The 70th Anniversary of Moscow University for the Humanities

(Moscow University for the Humanities)

Abstract ♦ Presented here is the speech of the rector of Moscow University for the Humanities as delivered before faculty members, employees, undergraduate and postgraduate students at the ceremony celebrating the 70th anniversary of the University’s foundation, November 20, 2014.

Several historical milestones have been singled out in the speech, starting from the foundation of the University in 1944 as the Central Komsomol School under the aegis of the Komsomol’s Central Committee. The author emphasizes the unbreakable link between the history of the University and that of Russia in general. The speech makes mention of the foreign alumni of the Komsomol School who later rose to prominence as high-profile officials in their respective countries. Also listed are the problems the University faced in the context of political changes in Russian society.

The author describes the dire condition of the University and its campus in early 1990s and how solving the material and financial issues paved the way to current achievements. The University takes a just pride in its alumni(ae) who have attained success in various spheres of social activity — research, moviemaking, business, space exploration, sports, etc.

Keywords: Moscow University for the Humanities, higher education, history of the Komsomol, history of higher education in Russia

Ilinskiy Igor Mikhailovich, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor, Rector, Moscow University for the Humanities; President, National Union of Nongovernmental Institutions of Higher Education; President, Union of the Nongovernmental Higher Education Institutions of Moscow and Moscow Region. Postal address: 5 Yunosti St., Moscow, Russian Federation, 111395. Tel.: +7 (499) 374-78-78. E-mail:


Citation: Ilinskiy, I. M. (2014) Moskovskomu gumanitarnomu universitetu — 70 [The 70th Anniversary of Moscow University for the Humanities]. Znanie. Ponimanie. Umenie, no. 4, pp. 5–11. (In Russ.).

Submission date: 21.11.2014.



Ilinskiy, I. M. (2005) Chtit' proshloe, zhit' v nastoiashchem, tvorit' budushchee : doklad na Torzhestvennom sobranii prepodavatelei, sotrudnikov, studentov i aspirantov, posviashchennom 60-letiiu Moskovskogo gumanitarnogo universiteta [To Respect the Past, To Live in the Present and To Create the Future. A Report at the Solemn Assembly of the Staff, Employees, Students and Post-graduate Students Dedicated to the 60th Anniversary of Moscow University for the Humanities]. Znanie. Ponimanie. Umenie, no. 1, pp. 6–21. (In Russ.).

Ilinskiy, I. M. (2014) Vospitanie v uvazhenii i liubvi [Upbringing in Respect and Love]. Znanie. Ponimanie. Umenie, no. 2, pp. 5–10. (In Russ.).

Lukov, Val. . (2014) Ilinskiy Igor' Mikhailovich [Ilinskiy, Igor Mikhailovich]. Znanie. Ponimanie. Umenie, no. 3, pp. 389–397. (In Russ.).

Privetstvie Predsedatelia Pravitel'stva RF M. Fradkova [Greeting by the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Mr. M. Fradkov] (2005) Znanie. Ponimanie. Umenie, no. 1, pp. 5.

Ruchkin, B. A. (2009) K 65-letiiu Moskovskogo gumanitarnogo uni-versiteta: iz khroniki nauchnoi zhizni VKSh pri TsK VLKSM [To the 65th Anniversary of Moscow University of the Humanities: From the Chronicles of Scientific Life of the Higher Komsomol School Attached to the Central Committee of the All-Union Leninist Young Communist League]. Znanie. Ponimanie. Umenie, no. 4, pp. 257–261.

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