Thematic meeting “Leningrad. Siege of Leningrad" took place at the University on January 23. The event was held within the framework of the project of International Student Club "Signal" and was aimed at introducing foreign students to the events of the Second World War and the Great Patriotic War. This year marks exactly 80 years since the complete liberation of Leningrad from Nazi siege.
Head of the Cultural and Educational center “Museum of SPbSUT” Sabina Deripasko, Head of International Cooperation Department Alexandra Soloveva, Head of International Education Department Irina Zykova and Head of the Center for Cooperation with the Middle East and Africa Adam Ahmed Abdallah Ishag spoke at the event. They stressed the importance of historical events related to the siege of the city and told about the most tragic moments in the history of Leningrad. The participants of the meeting immersed themselves in the events of those days: they saw a documentary chronicle, photos of the besieged city, 125 grams of besieged bread.
"These historical events are a valuable source of information and experience that will help avoid mistakes in the future. Knowledge of history is an integral part of an educated person," International Cooperation Department noted.
Colleagues thanked the Military Training Center of SPbSUT for their help in organizing the event.
As part of the project of International Student Club "Signal", it is planned to attend a concert in the Great Hall of the St Petersburg Academic Philharmonic and an excursion to the Museum of the Defense and Siege of Leningrad.