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19.09.2007
The jubilee of the V.G.Shukhov technical university in Belgorod. On September 18 Vladimir Fyodorovich Shukhov, President of the “Shukhov tower” Foundation took part in the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Vladimir Grigorievich Shukhov Belgorod state technical university. Before the beginning of festivities V.F. Shukhov together with his daughter Sofia visited Graivoron, the town where the great V.G. Shukhov was born. The main purpose of the visit to Graivoron was to discuss the idea of creating the Shukhov museum which was put forward by the administration of the area.

The museum of V.G. Shukhov in Graivoron will be independent, not created on the basis of a school museum or a museum of local lore. Vladimir Fyodorovich discussed the project of creating the museum with Alexander Golovin, head of the Graivoron area local government. During the dialog the two parties agreed on the location of the future museum and also on the coming celebration of the 155th anniversary of V.G. Shukhov next year. The construction of museum is planned to start by this date. One of the projects under consideration resembles the model of “Shukhov” tower. Belongings from the personal collection of Shukhov family will make up the heart of the exposition. Partly the materials will come from the archive of the Academy of Sciences and other archives.

After the visit to Graivoron V.F. Shukhov, president of the foundation took part in the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the V.G. Shukhov BGTU in the cultural center of the university. A host of guests from educational institutions of Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, Ghana, Angola, Mali and representatives of clergy gathered to congratulate one of the best institutes of Russia. Anatoliy Gridchin, rector of the university, Doctor of technical sciences, Professor greeted the present participants.

In his speech Vladimir Fyodorovich Shukhov noted the high level of teaching in the V.G. Shukhov BGTU, acknowledged not only in Russia but abroad as well. This high level of education is a continuation of the Russian tradition of engineering education which gave the world the great engineer Shukhov and a hope that native engineering will make progress in XXI century. V.F. Shukhov solemnly donated the university the book on bridges from the personal library of V.G. Shukhov.

In the course of jubilee celebration the president of V.G. Shukhov foundation had working meetings with A.M. Gridchin, rector of the BGTU, Mr. Sospeter Magita Machage, ambassador of the Republic of Kenya in Russia, Mr. Brehima Sire Traore, ambassador of the Republic of Mali in Russia, Professor Radoslav Buban, rector of the Nis university (Serbia), Professor S.V. Fedosov, rector of the Ivanov state architectural-constructional university. During the meetings the participants discussed possible variants of cooperation and joint projects.

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