Victory Day Conference of Preparatory Faculty for Foreign Students
On 25th April at MADI History Museum one could see what some of foreign students have achieved during their first year at MADI. The Conference was dedicated to 71st Anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945). Four students from Mongolia gave their reports on Soviet and Mongolian forces battle against Japan at Khalkhin Gol in 1939 (Khangai Bat-Erdene), Kursk battle (Uchral Enkhtuvshin), World War II geography (Oyunbileg Batchuluun) and changes on political world map after World War II (Nandintsetseg Munkhbat). There were three more reports: one from Chinese student Xu Ruitao about European countries liberation from fascism, the second one from De Hermann Gnacabi (Cote d’Ivoire) about Yuri Gagarin and his space flight. The last, but not the least was from Gene Dagny Vilna about how Russian composer Dmitry Shostakovich had written his 7th Symphony during Leningrad blockade.
It left a profound impression on the audience thanks to accompanist Inessa Martirosyan, who played the symphony excerpt on the piano.
The Conference traditionally ended with a short performance, when students from Asia, Africa and Latin America sang some war songs. The conference and performance were prepared and organized by all lecturers and employees of Russian Studies Chamber, but one of the most active organizer was Elena Artemyeva, whose 95th jubilee will be celebrated in May.