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PLEKHANOVRussian University
of Economics

Founded in 1907

PRUE begins 2021
11 January
Campus news

​In a working rhythm: PRUE begins 2021

The first month of the new year is the first steps towards new goals and achievements. Perhaps someone is still resting, and someone is already intensively preparing for the upcoming session. We wish you a productive week and a year in general!

One must say that January for PRUE at different times was a significant month full of events. For example, on January 17, 1859, the founder of our university, Aleksey Semenovich Vishnyakov, was born. A successful financier, entrepreneur, public figure, merchant of the first guild, he was the permanent chairman of the committee of the Moscow Society for the Extension of Commercial Education and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Institute. It is his words that underlie Plekhanovka's activities: “An ideal graduate must be a unity of two sides. Firstly, he must be a competent specialist and professional in his field, and secondly, he must be a full-fledged person, a patriot and a citizen who directs his efforts for the good of Russia".

In January 1911, a ball-pare was given in the Vishnyakov recreation hall to raise funds for the construction of a new building. The Moscow Commercial Institute, founded in 1907, immediately became very popular. The number of applicants grew. But the institute did not have its own building, and the students studied in the evenings in the building of the Men's Commercial School (current I building), which, of course, created great inconveniences. A fundraising campaign has begun for the construction of a new building. The charity ball raised a huge amount, which was donated to the fund for the construction of the institute building (the current II building).

We wish your January to be full of interesting and significant events.