Monument to Mikhail Lomonosov

Type: Monuments
Country: RussiaGermany
Year of opening: 2012 2011

Monument to the founder of Moscow State University, poet, who laid the foundations of the modern Russian literary language, advocate of national education.

Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov (08.11.1711-04.04.1765) is the first Russian natural scientist of world importance, man of encyclopedic knowledge, varied interests and abilities, founder of Moscow State University, one of the founders of physical chemistry, artist, historian, poet, who laid the foundations of the modern Russian literary language, advocate of national education and development of independent Russian science.

Monument to reading Mikhail Lomonosov

Monuments «Reading Mikhail Lomonosov» and «Young M. Lomonosov» were solemnly opened in Lomonosov School on October 12, 2011. The event was held as part of one of the projects of Lomonosov School dedicated to the 300th anniversary of M.V. Lomonosov.

Monument to M.V. Lomonosov and room-museum of M.V. Lomonosov were opened in «ETNOMIR» on November 19, 2011. The opening ceremony was attended by representatives of the authorities of Kaluga region, professors, teachers and students of Lomonosov Moscow State University, MGIMO University, RUDN and Kaluga universities, prominent figures of science and culture, representatives of foreign embassies in Russia.

Monument to Mikhail Lomonosov

After the ceremony, representatives of Moscow Lomonosov School held the first tour around the room-museum of M.V. Lomonosov in Arkhangelsk izba. All the exhibits of the museum were hand-made by the students.

A copy of the monument «Reading Mikhail Lomonosov» was also installed in «ETNOMIR» on the Peoples' Friendship Square in 2011.

The opening ceremony of the monument to M. Lomonosov in Marburg (Germany) took place on October 26, 2012 and was attended by Consul General of the Russian Federation in Frankfurt Ruslan Kazbekovich Karsanov, representative of «Dialogue of Cultures - United World» Fund Constantine Byogel, Director of Lomonosov School in Moscow Vyacheslav Kapitonovich Zhdanov, Scientific Director of Lomonosov School Marat Alexandrovich Ziganov, Director of the Student Union of Marburg Dr. Grebe, Vice President of Philipp University of Marburg, Professor Dr. I. Shahtner, representative of the City Council of Marburg Dr. Severin-Vopanik, representative of the Union of Russian Language Teachers in Germany Wilhelm Lückel, Head of the Russian-German Students Exchange Fund Regina Couser. In addition to the officials, the event was attended by numerous representatives of the Union of Russian Language Teachers, students of Lomonosov School of Moscow, as well as representatives of the Russian diaspora of Marburg.