On 27 April 2017 the University-wide solemn rally was held on the eve of the Victory Day. Columns of professors and students of all faculties and departments of MSU came to the Eternal flame. On that day Rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University Academician Victor A. Sadovnichy warmly welcomed those few veterans who were able to pay tribute to the comrades who were killed on battlefields. Opening the solemn rally Rector Victor A. Sadovnichy said that the further the Great Patriotic War becomes a thing of the past, the more obvious the greatness of the feat of our people is.
Professor of the International Research Centre for Biochemical Technology Nicolay S. Egorov and Professor of the Faculty of Political Science Ivan A. Kozikov, who was the worker in the rear during the Great Patriotic War, spoke on behalf of the veterans at this rally. After that everybody could hear “March of Victory”.
Then veterans with professors and students of Lomonosov Moscow State University laid flowers and wreaths to the Eternal fire and the Commemorative monument in honor of students, postgraduates and staff of MSU, who were killed in the Great Patriotic War.
Whereat the Rector Victor A. Sadovnichy invited veterans to the Dining room №1 of the Main Building of MSU on dinner and gave them gifts.