The I Congress of the "Society of Russian literature"
May 25, 2016 the I Congress of the "Society of Russian literature" held the meeting of the section "Teaching of Russian language and literature at universities as the strategic priority of the education policy in a multinational state." The initiators and section moderators were Doctor of philology, professor, Vice-rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University T.V. Kortava and Doctor of Philology, professor, Dean of the Faculty of Philology at Herzen RGPU N.L. Shubina.
The section "Teaching of Russian language and literature at universities as the strategic priority of the education policy in a multinational state" was attended by 72 people from 53 educational, scientific and public organizations. Of these, there were members of the President’s Council of Russian language, the Federal educational-methodical association on linguistics and literary studies, headed by RAO academician L.A. Verbitskaya; the representatives of Lomonosov Moscow State University, St. Petersburg State University, 6 federal universities (North Caucasus, Crimean, Far-Eastern, Southern, Baltic, North-Eastern ones), and the members of the leading ethical-research and classical universities (High School of Economics, Moscow State Pedagogical University, Chernyshevsky Saratov State University, Voronezh State University, Esenin Ryazan State University, Mari State University, Pitirim Sorokin Syktyvkar State University, Moscow State Linguistic University, Russian State University of Justice, Perm State University, Orel State University, Civil Defence Academy (CDA) EMERCOM of Russia, Moscow State Open University, Bashkir State University, Nekrasov Kostroma State University, Demidov Yaroslavl State University, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Russian University of Peoples' Friendship, Herzen Moscow State Pedagogical University and others).
The meeting included 20 reports, including the reports of the rector of the North-Caucasus Federal University A.A. Leviticaya and the rector of the North-Ossetian State Pedagogical Institute L.A. Kuchieva.
May 26, 2016 the Pillar hall of Unions with the participation of the President of Russian Federation V.V. Putin held the plenary meeting of the I Congress of the "Society of Russian literature" under the chairmanship of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill.
Welcoming remarks were made by the Speaker of the State Duma S.E. Naryshkin and Minister of Education and Science D.V. Livanov.
At the plenary meeting of the "Society of Russian literature" the Presidium of 75 members was elected. Of these, Rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University, academician V.A. Sadovnichy, Rector of St. Petersburg State University, professor N.M. Kropachev, Rector of Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, academician A.V. Torkunov, Rector of Ivan Fedorov Moscow State Printing University, professor K.V. Antipov, Acting Rector of the Gorky Institute of Literature, professor A.N. Varlamov, and Acting Rector of Moscow State Linguistic University I.V. Manohin.
The Bureau of the "Society of Russian literature" consists of 13 people, including academician A.V. Torkunov.