Saint Petersburg State Institute of Technology (Technical University) (Russian: Санкт-Петербургский Технологический Институт (Технический Университет)) was founded in 1828. It is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Russia, and it currently trains around 5,000 students.
In the past, the Institute was named Imperial Petersburg Institute of Technology (Russian: Императорский Петербургский Технологический Институт and Lensoviet Leningrad Institute of Technology (Russian: Лениградский Технологический Институт имени Ленсовета), the Institute's name changing with that of the city.
During the Imperial period, unlike most other Russian universities, the Institute did not require completion of gymnasium education as a condition of entry; the only requirement was to pass the Institute's examination. Thus, it had one of the most democratic student communities at the time.
The Institute provides degrees in the following subjects:
Abram Fedorovich Ioffe (Russian: Абрам Фёдорович Иоффе, IPA: [ɐˈbram ˈfʲɵdərəvʲɪtɕ ɪˈofɛ]; 29 October [O.S. 17 October] 1880 – 14 October 1960) was a prominent Russian/Soviet physicist. He received the Stalin Prize (1942), the Lenin Prize (1960) (posthumously), and the Hero of Socialist Labor (1955). Ioffe was an expert in various areas of solid state physics and electromagnetism. He established research laboratories for radioactivity, superconductivity, and nuclear physics, many of which became independent institutes.Alexander Nesis
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Anastas Kondo (1937–2006) was an Albanian writer, screenwriter, and micropaleontologist.Ding Yi (businessman)
Ding Yi (Chinese: 丁一; June 1927 – 5 March 2019) was a Chinese electrical engineer and business executive. He established the state-owned Dongfang Electric Corporation in 1984 and served as its general manager for ten years.Germain Henri Hess
Germain Henri Hess (Russian: Герман Иванович Гесс German Ivanovich Gess; 7 August 1802 – 30 November 1850) was a Swiss-Russian chemist and doctor who formulated Hess's law, an early principle of thermochemistry.Gleb Krzhizhanovsky
Gleb Maximilianovich Krzhizhanovsky (Russian: Глеб Максимилиа́нович Кржижано́вский) (24 January 1872 – 31 March 1959) was a Soviet Scientist and a state figure. Born to a family of Polish descent (Polish surname: Krzyżanowski) he became an Academician of USSR Academy of Sciences (1929) and a Hero of Socialist Labour (1957).Jan Stanisławski (painter)
Jan Stanisławski (24 June 1860, Vilshana, Russian Empire–6 January 1907, Kraków, Austria-Hungary) was a Polish modernist painter, art educator, and founder and member of various innovative art groups and literary societies. In 1906 he became a full professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków.Mečislovas Gedvilas
Mečislovas Gedvilas (October 19, 1901 – February 15, 1981) was a Lithuanian politician who collaborated with occupying Soviet forces. He served as the first Prime Minister of the Lithuanian SSR from 1940 to 1956. Rivalry between him and Antanas Sniečkus, the first secretary of the Lithuanian Communist Party, led to his demotion to Minister of Education (1957–1973).Mikhail Brusnev
Mikhail Ivanovich Brusnev (1864–1937) was a Russian explorer and Bolshevik activist.Mikhail Solomentsev
Mikhail Sergeyevich Solomentsev (Russian: Михаи́л Серге́евич Соло́менцев; 7 November [O.S. 24 October] 1913 – 15 February 2008) was a high-ranking Soviet politician. He was born near Yelets and graduated from the Leningrad Technological Institute in 1940. Solomentsev was a leading Communist party functionary in Kazakhstan during 1962–1964 and was in charge of the Rostov-on-Don obkom from 1964–1966. He served as a secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union during the years 1966–1971. Solomontsev was Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Russian RSFR starting from 1971 and ending in 1983. He sat in the Politburo from 1983 until he was sacked by Mikhail Gorbachev five years later.Mykola Skrypnyk
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A former Communist bureaucrat and enterprise manager, Patsatsia led the Georgian cabinet, with Eduard Shevardnadze as Georgia's Head of State, during the years of civil strife and economic crisis. His appointment as Prime Minister was an attempt to placate the supporters of President Zviad Gamsakhurdia, militarily ousted in 1992, as Patsatsia was from Zugdidi, the powerbase of Gamsakhurdia loyalists. After holding a seat in the Parliament of Georgia from 1995 to 1999, he has played no role in politics since then.Semyonovsky Municipal Okrug
Semyonovsky Municipal Okrug (Russian: Семёновский муниципа́льный о́круг), formerly Municipal Okrug #4 (муниципа́льный о́круг № 4), is a municipal okrug of Admiralteysky District of the federal city of St. Petersburg, Russia. Population: 23,322 (2010 Census); 29,572 (2002 Census).It borders the Fontanka River in the north, Gorokhovaya Street in the east, Obvodny Canal in the south, and Moskovsky Avenue in the west.
Places of interest include Vitebsky railway station and Saint Petersburg State Institute of Technology.Vasily Smyslov Sr.
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Yuri Nikolaevich Artsutanov (Russian: Ю́рий Никола́евич Арцута́нов; October 5, 1929 – January 1, 2019) was a Russian engineer born in Leningrad. He was one of the pioneers of the idea of a space elevator.
The February issue of the ISEC Newsletter is devoted to his life and place in history and features reminisces and photographs from his colleagues in the West, including his attendance at the 2010 ISEC Space Elevator conference.