On January 25, Russian students celebrate their holiday. On this day, back in 1755, Moscow University was opened, by the way, the first in our country. Saint Tatiana was considered the patroness of this educational institution, therefore, at the university, January 25 was a special day: the holiday was celebrated by both students and teachers. Over time, this event went beyond the framework of Moscow University, students from all over the country began to consider January 25 as their day. On the eve of the holiday - some interesting facts from the life of students.
In the 19th century, students were required to write notes. The initiative came from the Minister of Education, Count S.S.Uvarov. Moreover, this was done not only for the students to better assimilate the material. Simply, by checking student notes, it was possible to identify teachers who were free-thinkers.
Contrary to popular belief, Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov has never been a student at Moscow University. He came to study in Moscow in 1730, when there was simply no university here. The future great scientist, posing as the son of a Kholmogory nobleman, entered the Slavic-Greek-Latin Academy - the only higher educational institution in Russia for that time.
In tsarist Russia, students did not have the right to marry until they completed their studies completely. It was believed that marriage and family chores were incompatible with studies.
On August 29, 1938, correspondence education in higher educational institutions was introduced in the Soviet Union. Students got the opportunity to get higher education on the job, coming to universities only for the duration of the session.
Students are officially allowed to bring chocolate to the exams. Therefore, many of them successfully use it as cheat sheets - formulas are written directly on the tile. It is very convenient, in case of danger, "evidence" can simply be eaten. But at Priston University in the United States, students are bound by the Code of Integrity, an oath they take at the very beginning of their studies. They commit themselves not to cheat on exams.
Students from all over the world studied in the Soviet Union. Returning to their homeland, many of them held high positions, and some even became heads of state. For example, in the late forties of the last century, Li Peng and Ion Iliescu, who later headed China and Romania, studied in the same group at the Moscow Power Engineering Institute.
What university do you need to become in order to earn then a billionaire state? Most of our compatriots will probably answer that for this it is imperative to study in Moscow. Of course, education in the capital is very prestigious, but Vladimir Lisin, who became the richest Russian at the end of 2018, studied in Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo region. In 1978 he graduated from the Siberian Metallurgical Institute there.
Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy and Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Lenin) were students at Kazan University at different times. And neither finished it. Tolstoy did not like it there and he dropped out of school, and the freshman Ulyanov was expelled for participating in student gatherings.