75th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War

On 9 May 2020, the Russian Federation celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.

Throughout the history, Russian people were under serious challenges. However, the Great Patriotic War in its scope, destruction and human casualties has no parallel in the entire history of the state.

The Great Patriotic War 1941-1945 continued for 1,418 days and nights. This tragedy affected every family and gripped the heart of every citizen in the USSR. Over 27 million people died during the years of the Great Patriotic War.

75 years since the Great Victory, we recall with deep respect our ancestors who fought for our homeland against Nazi Germany!

During the Great Patriotic War, Gubkin University faculty and staff members, students and graduates went to the front, joined fighter battalions, participated in constructing defensive facilities and partisan activities. In October 1941, the University was evacuated to Ufa, and was located in Sotsgorodok near the Chernikovka station. A year later in October 1942, a branch of the University was established in Moscow, headed by A.V. Topchiev, the future academician, laureate of the Lenin and State Prizes, vice-president of the USSR Academy of Sciences. Since May 1943, the University was re-evacuated back to Moscow, and its branch remained in Ufa. In 1945 the University was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor.

In 2020 on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, a number of events dedicated to this momentous occasion were planned at Gubkin University.

Gubkin University during the Great Patriotic War

Victory! 75 – official website