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Modern University for the Humanities

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The Modern University for the Humanities (MUH) (Russian: Современная гуманитарная академия), established in 1992, is a state-accredited higher educational institution in Moscow, Russia offering primarily distance-based undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate studies and vocational education.

MUH's philosophy is to make available accessible, high-quality education regardless of a student’s place of residence. MUH uses an individualized approach based on standardized knowledge control methods to provide students with appropriate levels of academic support. MUH aims at increasing students’ activity during learning process provided with the most up-to-date technologies. Flexible education system is a reliable tool for making learning process truly effective.

General management of MUH is performed from its Moscow headquarters. Currently, there are 628 educational centers established within the framework of MUH to support the dissemination of distance learning and correspondence material. These centers are located in the Russian Federation and CIS countries including Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Tajikistan. MUH also has educational centers outside the former Soviet world, in Vietnam, Israel, China, Peru, and the Czech Republic. Particular attention is focused on extending the geographic coverage of MUH, especially on development in foreign countries. The university currently claims an enrollment of more than 200,000 (2008) students.

MUH is the only Russian higher educational institution possessing satellite educational technology. This allows the university the opportunity to provide distance learning resources to every geographic destination in the Russian Federation and in a number of Asian and European countries. MUH possesses satellite educational television with its own teleport for twenty-four-hour, four-channel broadcasting throughout the territory of Russia and the CIS countries. These four channels are also used for data transmission. It is a goal of the university to equip all MUH branches with VSAT-teleports, in order to allow high-quality broadcasting and educational processes between branches and the university's Moscow headquarters.

Utilization of video, audio and slide lectures, teaching computer programs and other multimedia products is the primary method of education at MUH. The majority of multimedia educational material is produced by MUH staff in studios equipped with modern computer and recording facilities.

The Modern University for the Humanities has eight scientific-research institutes founded within the University. They have specializations which include Educational Programs Development, Educational Technologies Development, Television Education, Computer Education, Study Psychology and Sociology of Education, Mass Media and Publications, Electronic Communication Development, and Students’ Health-Improvement.

MUH has a publishing house which issues two newspapers with combined circulation of more than 100,000 copies per month, digests, and a substantial number of popular scientific and educational journals. The total annual run of educational, methodical, and scientific literature at the MUH’s publishing house makes up more than 8 million copies of 4,000 titles.

MUH is a member of a number of international organizations. In September, 2003 MUH joined Magna Charta Universitatum to start full-fledged integration with the Bologna Process. The University concluded bilateral agreements with a number of foreign universities. Many students from MUH go abroad to take different courses. Most popular are visits to foreign language schools. Among the latest achievements there is an introduction of the Diploma Supplement following the model developed by UNESCO-CEPES, Council of Europe and European Commission where the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) has been used as the core element. Finally, since September, 2005 MUH has been enjoying full-scale cooperation with the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) of the World Bank.
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Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation

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The Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation (Financial University) (Russian: Финансовый университет при Правительстве Российской Федерации) earlier known as "Moscow Institute of Economics and Finance" (1919–1946), "Moscow Finance Institute" (1946–1990), "State Finance Academy" (1991–1992) or "Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation" (1992–2010), is a federal state-funded institution of higher professional education located in Moscow, Russia.

It is considered among top 5 universities in Russia according to Forbes and RBC as well as one of the oldest Russian universities preparing economists, financiers, bankers and financial lawyers.

The Financial University consists of 14 faculties, 40 departments, 3 institutes, 2 high schools, 2 research institutes, 8 centers, 2 training - science laboratories, a network of regional offices - 11 branches and 4 offices open in seven regions of Russia.

University is well known for its strong alumni network and famous graduates (third wealthiest person in Russia Mikhail Prokhorov, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Khloponin, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, Governor of Krasnoyarsk Krai Lev Kuznetsov, CEO of Gazprombank Andrey Akimov and some others) who take up leading positions in politics, business and academia. According to CEO magazine, the Financial University is ranked first in the country in terms of number of billionaires who studied there.
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Moscow Power Engineering Institute

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Moscow Power Engineering Institute (National Research University) is one of the largest institutions of its kind, and is one of the leading technical universities in the world in the area of power engineering, electronics and IT. It is located in Moscow, Russia, and was founded in 1930. In Russian Federation the education in universities is available in Russian medium only. Therefore, before the main education courses would start, the foreign applicants to university courses should pass the Preliminary course for training in Russian language, followed by the State Test in Russian language (called Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language – TORFL). Fifteen years ago MPEI (as one of few such Russian universities) launched the program of education for foreign students in English medium, however in only one specialty – Computer Engineering. MPEI invested considerate time and resources into this program, they selected a group of leading professors who spoke English fluently, who in turn prepared the educational materials in English. Now MPEI accepts annually one full group of foreign students who speak English fluently for this IT educational program in English Language. All classes here are provided in English, hence the students in this program do not require the preliminary training in Russian language, i.e. the educational period becomes one year shorter. The annual tuition fee for this program however is more expensive, since this program is conducted in English, unlike the rest of the programs.
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The State University of Management

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State University of Management (SUM) - University in Moscow, Russia's leading university in the field of management education.It is a public institution of higher education under federal jurisdiction, it has the status of a legal entity. SUM has the right to conduct educational activities on educational programs of higher and secondary vocational education and the issuance of certificates of education graduates of the state sample, confirmed with final certification of the development of appropriate educational programs.

Basic vocational education programs of higher professional education at the university implemented in four forms: full-time, part-time (evening), correspondence and external studies.

SUM is the founder of management education in Russia. In 1885 it was founded the Alexander commercial school of the Moscow stock exchange company. Along with the female Nikolaev Commercial College and Trade School. Emperor Nicholas II in 1918, it marked the beginning of a new institution - the Moscow Industrial and Economic Practical College. April 30, 1919 decision of the People's Commissariat of Trade and Industry of the RSFSR Moscow Industrial and Economic College transformed into the Moscow Industrial and Economic Practical Institute. The university was intended to provide training for economists, industry and consumer co-operatives, financiers, experts in economics and organization of work. July 23, 1930 decision of the CEC and SNK Moscow Industrial and Economic Practical Institute was transformed into the Moscow Engineering-Economic Institute. The main task of the Institute was the preparation of engineer-economist generalists for the most important sectors of the economy: machinery, chemicals, metallurgy, energy, construction, transport, urban management and others. March 28, 1975 order of the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education of the USSR Moscow Engineering-Economic Institute was renamed the Moscow Institute of Management named after Sergo Ordzhonikidze. In accordance with the requirements of the Institute of Economics among the first universities in the country has opened training in production management. In 1986, the rector of the Moscow Institute of Management named after Sergo Ordzhonikidze elected AG piston. February 5, 1991 the Council of Ministers of the USSR Moscow Management Institute was transformed into the State Academy of Management. The Academy initiated the opening of new areas of management education in the country to meet the needs of a market economy, organizing multidisciplinary training for the industrial, social, state and municipal government. In 1997 it opened a branch in Obninsk SUM, only today. August 8, 1998 order of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation on the results of state certification and accreditation of the State Academy of Management received university status and was renamed the State University of Management. In 2006, the rector of the State University of Management elected AM Lialin. February 7, 2011 order of the Order of the Minister of Education AA Fursenko on February 7, 2011 № 15-21 / 25 Lialin dismissed as rector. Order of the Minister of Education on July 11, 2011 № 15-21 / 139 is approved by the rector of the State University of Management Victor A. Kozbanenko. According to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation № 12-07-03 / 39 dated March 11, 2013 Victor A. Kozbanenko dismissed from his post of rector of SUM. Since March 12, 2013 in accordance with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation № 12-07-03 / 40 the duties of the rector of the State University of Management entrusted to Vladimir Godin. May 13, 2015 the Acting Rector of SUM according to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation took a PhD, Professor Vladimir Vitalevich.ksternata Stroyev. Structure of the university:
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Plekhanov Russian University of Economics

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Plekhanov Russian University of Economics (Russian: Российский экономический университет имени Г. В. Плеханова), originally named as Moscow Commercial Institute, is a public research university located in Moscow. Founded in 1907 by entrepreneur Alexei Vishnyakov the establishment was the first economic educational organisation in the Russian Empire and now it's one of the best in Russia receiving a status of university in 2010.

Plekhanov Russian University of Economics (PRUE) is consistently ranked as one of Top 5 Russian Business Schools, Top 10 Moscow Universities and is also included in the 2014 ranking of Top 100 BRICS Universities (per 2014 QS World University Rankings). International Business School (IBS-Plekhanov) has been also awarded with 3 Palms by the Eduniversal in 2014.

One of the university's undergraduate programme is accredited by the European Council for Business Education and a postgraduate programme received an accreditation by AMBA. PRUE is also a member of the European University Association and the European Foundation for Management Development.

PRUE changed its name more than once: Moscow Commercial Institute (1907–1919); Karl Marx Moscow Institute of the National Economy (1919–1924); Plekhanov Moscow Institute of the National Economy (1924–1991); the Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics (1992–2010); Plekhanov Russian University of Economics (2010 to present). Recently, Plekhanov University is merged with Russian State University of Trade and Economics, (RGTEU) and has an approved plan to expand and merge with Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics, and Informatics, (MESI).
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Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

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Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University) (Russian: Московский Физико-Технический институт (государственный университет)), abbreviated MIPT, MIPT (SU) or informally Phystech (alternative transliterations: MFTI, Fizteh, Fiztek; МФТИ, Физтех) is a leading Russian university, originally established in the Soviet Union. It prepares specialists in theoretical and applied physics, applied mathematics, and related disciplines.

MIPT is famous in the countries of the former Soviet Union, but is less known abroad. This is largely due to the specifics of the MIPT educational process (see "Phystech System" below). University rankings such as The Times Higher Education Supplement are based primarily on publications and citations. With its emphasis on embedding research in the educational process, MIPT "outsources" education and research beyond the first two or three years of study to institutions of the Russian Academy of Sciences. MIPT's own faculty is relatively small, and many of its distinguished lecturers are visiting professors from those institutions. Student research is typically performed outside of MIPT, and research papers do not identify the authors as MIPT students. This effectively hides MIPT from the academic radar, an effect not unwelcome during the Cold War era when leading scientists and engineers of the Soviet arms and space programs studied there.

The word "phystech," without the capital P, is also used in Russian to refer to Phystech students and graduates.

The main MIPT campus is located in Dolgoprudny, a northern suburb of Moscow. However the Aeromechanics Department is based in Zhukovsky, a suburb south-east of Moscow.

Maxim Gorky Literature Institute

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The Maxim Gorky Literature Institute (Russian: Литературный институт им. А. М. Горького) is an institution of higher education in Moscow. It is located at 25 Tverskoy Boulevard in central Moscow.

The institute was founded in 1933 on the initiative of Maxim Gorky, and received its current name at Gorky's death in 1936.

The institute's curriculum includes courses in the humanities and social sciences and seminars on a variety of literary genres, including prose, poetry, drama, children's literature, literary criticism, writing for the popular press, and literary translation. It has graduate and doctoral programs and a standing committee for doctoral and candidate dissertation defenses. The institute offers a two-year program of Advanced Literary Courses for highly qualified students, and its Literary Institute oversees an Advanced Literary Translation School, as well as courses in Editing, Copyediting and Foreign Languages. It also has a high school and offers preparatory courses for applicants to the Literary Institute.

The institute has been at the same location, not far from Pushkin Square, for more than seventy years, in a complex of historic buildings dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. The main building at 25 Tverskoy Boulevard was the birthplace of Alexander Herzen and frequented by well-known writers of the 19th century, including Nikolai Gogol, Vissarion Belinsky, Pyotr Chaadaev, Aleksey Khomyakov, and Yevgeny Baratynsky.

In the 1920s it housed various writers' organizations and a literary museum. It also provided accommodations for writers, including Andrei Platonov, Vsevolod Ivanov, Osip Mandelstam, and Boris Pasternak. Mikhail Bulgakov used it as the model for "Griboyedov House" in The Master and Margarita.
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Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia

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The General staff college of the Russian Federation´s armed forces, also General staff academy of the Russian Federation´s Armed Forces (Russian: Военная академия Генерального штаба Вооруженных Сил Российской Федерации) was founded in 1918 in Moscow by Leonid Govorov. It was the senior Soviet and now Russian general staff college.

The Academy of the General Staff is located in Moscow, on 14 Kholzunova Lane, not far from the Frunze Military Academy. The "best and the brightest" officers of all the Soviet Armed Forces were selected to attend this senior and most prestigious of all the Soviet academies. Students were, and probably still are, admitted to the Academy in the ranks of lieutenant colonel, colonel, and General-Major (one star). Most were colonels or newly promoted generals. Officers enter in their late 30s, as a general rule.

Officers selected for this academy would have first attended the appropriate service or branch academy (see Military academies in Russia). Graduates who were not already generals or admirals usually were promoted to this rank a short time after completing the course. Length of the academy was only two years, in contrast to the three years for the branch and service academies.

Faculty and students of the General Staff Academy were involved in debates over Soviet military restructuring in the last years of the USSR. They became associated with the military reform efforts of Major Vladimir Lopatin and made specific suggestions for deep force reductions.

The Commandant, as of 2006, is Army General Ivan Yefremov, former commander of the Moscow Military District. He replaced General Colonel Viktor Chechevatov in 2005.

The Foundations of Geopolitics by Alexander Dugin has reportedly been a geopolitical textbook in the Academy.

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