The conference "New achievements in chemistry and chemical technology of plant raw materials" was held remotely at Department of Organic Chemistry of Altai State University. For 20 years, this conference has been a unique platform for leading scientists, teachers, experts working in the field of chemical processing of plant raw materials. This year the conference was attended by researchers from the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, and other countries.

Rector Of Reshetnev Siberian State University of Science and Technology Edkham Sh. Akbulatov was one of the speakers at the conference opening. He spoke about the University and the new laboratories created here.

In 2019, researchers of Reshetnev Siberian State University of Science and Technology applied for participation in the competition of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation for the creation of scientific laboratories. As a result, the University received three new scientific laboratories with state funding: "Intelligent materials and structures", "Deep processing of plant raw materials" and "Forest protection".

The laboratory "Deep processing of plant raw materials" was created as part of the project "Technology and equipment for chemical processing of biomass of plant raw materials". The project will be implemented for 5 years until 2023. The laboratory was created on the basis of two departments of the Institute of Chemical Technologies, in particular, the Department of Machines and Devices of Industrial Technologies and the Department of Chemical Wood Engineering and Biotechnology. The laboratory team consists mainly of young scientists, undergraduates and postgraduates. At the same time, two outstanding scientists participate in the work of the laboratory, both of them two doctors of science, professors of the Department of Machines and Devices of Industrial Technologies – Robert Zusievich Pen and Nikolai Alexandrovich Voynov. Roman Aleksandrovich Marchenko, Candidate of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Machines and Apparatus of Industrial Technologies (student of Yuri Davydovich Alashkevich, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences) was appointed Head of the Laboratory.

Based on the results of the laboratory's work, reports were presented and articles were published in the collection of the conference "New achievements in the chemistry and chemical technology of plant raw materials", dedicated to the problems of deep processing of vegetable raw materials.

On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the Siberian State Technological University and the 60th anniversary of Reshetnev Siberian State University of Science and Technology it is planned to publish a special edition of the journal "Chemistry of plant raw materials".

Altai State University and the conference organizing Committee congratulated Reshetnev University with the upcoming double anniversary. Yuri Davydovich Alashkevich, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences was also congratulated on his 80th anniversary.

 Yuri Davydovich Alashkevich

Yuri Davydovich Alashkevich, academician of the Russian Academy of Education, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Machines and Devices of Industrial Technologies at Reshetnev Siberian State University of Science and Technology . He founded following scientific schools:

–scientific school on a practice-oriented approach to teaching, development of learning models that integrate innovative scientific developments into educational practice;

–"Regularities of heat and mass transfer processes and improvement of equipment in the technology of deep chemical processing of wood biomass". Main scientific contribution: development and generalization of educational and methodical literature and results of fundamental scientific research in order to integrate higher education and science in the field of professional and pedagogical education; specialist in the field of chemical technology and chemical engineering. He made a significant contribution to the development of new technological processes for the processing of fibrous suspensions based on hydrodynamic and mechanical influences. Under the scientific supervision of Yuri D. Alashkevich, 20 PhD and 2 doctoral theses were defended, and he is the developer and head of a number of master's programs in the specialties of "Professional training" and "Technological machines and equipment".

The results of scientific research of Yuri D. Alashkevich are reflected in 820 scientific publications and educational publications. including in recent years: 16 monographs (3 in international journals), 21 training books (including 5 training books with a signature stamp), 85 scientific articles in journals recommended by Higher Attestation Commission of the Russian Federation, 75 conference papers, 35 patents, 20 scientific articles indexed in information-analytical system science citation Scopus and Web of Science. For the first time his work was published in 1969

The main scientific results are implemented in the training of specialists of higher education, vocational education, research and production associations, and industrial enterprises. In the period from 1992 to 2000 along with scientific and pedagogical activities at the University (Professor of the Department), he was engaged practical work at a large industrial enterprise, successively going from Deputy Director, technical Director of this enterprise, to acting General Director.

The overall scientific and pedagogical experience of Yuri D. Alashkevich is 56 years.

The collection, including materials of scientific reports of the conference, the program and contacts are available on the official website of the conference.

 The project of Siberian Institute of Applied Systems Analysis named after A. N. Antamoshkin "Youth, science, artificial intelligence: Ulm - Krasnoyarsk, 30 years together" was among the winners in the competition "Russia and Germany: scientific and educational bridges". The competition was held as part of the Russian-German year of scientific and educational partnerships 2018-2020 under the patronage of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and the Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany. Head of the Project, Doctor of Engineering Sciences, E. S. Semyonkin, scientific supervisor of the Siberian Institute of Applied Systems Analysis named after A. N. Antamoshkin, doctor of technical sciences, professor of Department of System Analysis and Operations Research of the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications of Reshetnev University reflects on the role of international cooperation in promoting Russian science, educating new generations of young scientists, and the prospects of winning a prestigious competition for the University.

Support for scientific youth

 - Evgenii Stanislavovich, you have already achieved a lot in your professional and scientific work. How important is winning this contest for you and why?

E.S. Semyonkin

- Our project was submitted in the category "Support for scientific youth". Working with scientific youth is the main goal of the profession of a teacher and a scientist. I already had a badge for success in the development of NIRS (Scientific Research Work of Students) from our Ministry. Now the experts of two countries came to the conclusion that our work in this field deserves recognition. This means that we did our job at the international level very well. It is nice to know that you do your job well and it is appreciated by professionals from both countries. The very object of the work – scientific youth – also positively assesses our efforts which is easy to see in their attitude to us. What distinguishes this award is the recognition of the success of long-term work. It is one thing to celebrate a specific success at a specific moment, but it is quite another to recognize the high level of work performed day after day for 30 years.

 A well-known joke says: a bullet and a locomotive have about the same energy, but a locomotive develops it over a long time, not just a fraction of a second, and transports people, not the other way around. And which of them is more useful for people?

The significance is not so much in the award itself, but in the understanding that our enthusiastic work turned out to be right and really well done. And it is seen by the other people.

Creating of humane artificial intelligence

 - How interesting was it for you to work in the framework of international cooperation? What did this experience give you as a research scientist?

- It was very interesting. It was so much interesting that I can consider it to be my entire life`s work as a researcher and a teacher. And first of all, it gave me luxury, the luxury of human communication with a large number of very different and very interesting people.

As for being a scientist, there was a sad joke in the early 90's that says: Russian scientists have two options – to remain a scientist or to remain Russian, but not at the same time. That is the perfect description of those times. Someone left science and someone left the country. But we were lucky and managed to combine both options. The opportunity of collaboration with German colleagues and interesting research area within this cooperation, access to the latest scientific information and modern computer technology gave us the opportunity to remain Russian scientists and develop further. The older generation defended their doctoral theses (Dr.Sc.) and the younger generation defended their PhD theses. Thanks to this, the Department of System Analysis and Operations Research has been strengthened and expanded, as well as the other departments of the Institute. And not only we managed to combine them, but also dozens of our students and postgraduates. Most of them stayed in the country doing research, and their scientific level is very high. For example, they have repeatedly won prizes at world competitions for the best algorithm for solving complex optimization problems; they were ahead of very serious research teams from foreign countries and were awarded for the best reports at leading international scientific conferences not only for the best student or youth report, but also in the overall classification

Due to the collaboration with the Institute of Applied Knowledge Processing of the University of Ulm (FAW-Ulm) in the early 90's we managed to generalize our approach to optimizing complex systems by building several adaptive stochastic optimization algorithms. That allowed us to solve very complex and very important problems of choosing effective variants when designing control systems for various assignments. Further we came up with the idea of self-adaptive stochastic optimization algorithms which do not require the participation of an expert in optimization. And this allowed us to expand significantly the range of problems to be solved and decision-making specialists using our methods. Well, then everything went very quickly and efficiently. By the beginning of the 21st century started working on computer-aided design of machine learning technologies and artificial intelligence in general and, by the year 2020 there appeared works on the design of cyber physical systems and the Internet of things. Now we are working along current global trends on the implementation of «humane» artificial intelligence (do not get me wrong). We are developing algorithms for the automatically generated systems of «artificial» (in fact, computational) intelligence that would be understandable to humans and would not violate the rules of humanity (whatever that means) and much more from this area.

I cannot say that we achieved this solely thanks to the partnership with German colleagues but we would not have reached this level without them.

- The vast majority of the winning projects were from the humanities, and only a couple, including yours, were from the technical sphere. Why is there such a trend?

- It is unlikely that artificial intelligence technologies can be called a «technical» field in the full sense of the word. Yes, among the winners there are only two projects from this very trendy area nowadays: our project and the one of our colleagues from Novosibirsk State University («Internationalization of the summer school for computer science and artificial intelligence»). But it goes without saying that the vast majority of the winning projects were humanitarian. A significant part of the winning projects (9) related to the natural sciences which means they were neither technical nor humanitarian. But there were also four technical ones beside ours and Novosibirsk. There were eight entirely humanities-based proejcts. And three more projects were multidisciplinary, including a wide range of areas. So, the overwhelming majority of the winners are not the humanities-based projects. But you are right saying that there are disproportionately many humanities-based projects, more than the share of this field of science in Russia. And I can explain it. The humanities are very advanced in Germany, and there are a lot of students, scientists and researchers in this field. Proportionally, there are significantly more of them among scientists than in Russia. And they are mutually interesting to the russian colleagues. Any collaboration and cultural interaction is far more harmonious than among scientists in natural and technical profile in Germany. Therefore, the cooperation between them is much more intensive, and therefore successful from the point of view of the International expert commission.

 The luxury of human communication

- Is language barrier a problem for the exact sciences?

- It is not a problem at all. If people want to communicate, they do it. And from the point of view of terminology and understanding of scientific subtleties it is not a problem either. I think humanities scholars need to know foreign languages much better already at the initial stage of partnership, where the accuracy of understanding scientific problems depends on the choice of a combination of words and intonation. And this is easier in the exact and technical sciences. There are no serious problems in the professional communication if you organize your activities correctly. Although, of course, it is better to know at least one foreign language (English, for example), and even better two (in our case it is German).

When talking about interpersonal communication beyond the scientific and educational field, the bigger problem (although not as big as some think) is the difference in mentality, and not a linguistic misunderstanding. As the saying goes, «we do not understand some things not just because we cannot understand them, but because they do not fit in with our concepts». For example, I had a conversation with a German clerk who promised to send an important package to my place of residence. It took much time from me to understand why he could not tell me the time when the courier would deliver it. Surely I could not stay at home for two days waiting for him! And he could not understand why I needed the exact time, since he did not know it. Only the knowledge of two languages helped me. It turned out that if the courier could not reach me at home, he would just put the package next to the entrance door, where I would find it when I got home. Was he serious?! He was. This is how it works in Germany. At least in relatively small University cities like Ulm, Passau, and Aachen.

There was another example. German friends anxiously asked me whether the information in their news was correct that the Russian army was preparing for war. I answered that I really hoped so and was happy about it. They were surprised with my words – “How can you say like that?!” – I really do not understand. From my point of view any army can be in two states – either it is at war, or it is preparing for it. If our army is preparing for war, it means that it is not fighting, which is good. And if your army is not fighting, what does it do if not preparing for the war?” “Ah, that is what you are talking about, but we were just thinking… What a strange logic you have. Why is it strange? I guess, it is quite logical, is not it? And this is not a language barrier, but a mental one. «If you want peace, prepare for war, although you are not going to attack anyone» – this is our mentality. The German one is different: «If you want peace, look for common interests and negotiate». And this is the main thing - you need to communicate more in order to better understand each other. It does not matter how well you know the language. Spoiler alert: but it is better to know foreign languages as well as possible. It really helps.

- What would you personally consider the main achievements of your project? Can you assess the significance of the project for our University?

- The main personal achievement is 30 years of communication with many interesting people, i.e. the luxury of human communication. This would not have happened without this partnership. I am referring not only to German or other foreign colleagues and partners, but also to Russian participants in this 30-year long process. If not for this partnership, we would not have been able to work together and communicate with many Russians. The same students and postgraduates would just graduate, get their degrees and leave. As it is, they are now both colleagues and friends. Please, read our newspaper «Gorizont» for the past year! Together with our colleagues, we even created a research Institute- Siberian Institute of Applied Systems Analysis named after our teacher Alexander Nikolaevich Antamoshkin.

I think our partnership is also important for the University. At least in terms of training of staff. If we take teachers, students and postgraduates who worked in this partnership, there are three people who defended their doctoral theses (Dr.Sc.) before and immediately after the age of 40 (all three are still working at Reshetnev University), 25 people defended their PhD theses at the age of 23-25 (most of them also work at our University now, others have worked before and now moved to other organizations and several people work abroad). At the same time, even those who did not participate in international exchanges also benefited greatly from our cooperation. The statement of the problem, the field of research, the important and useful information obtained as a result of the partnership – all these worked for them, for their early success and promotion.

Without these successful young researchers and teachers, the University would look much weaker in our subject area, which is currently one of the most demanded and promising. Of course, I was repeatedly told that noone is irreplaceble, that if there were no us, there would be others, not worse, but maybe even better. I will not argue, apparently these other people are just working in another organization now. But this means that we benefit for two organizations at once – for our University and that other organization.

In any case, one of the 10 leading scientific schools of our University («Evolutionary algorithms for modeling and optimization of complex systems») has grown largely due to this Russian-German partnership. In other words, at least 10% of the scientific and educational success of our entire University is a numerical assessment of the significance of our project with the University of Ulm for it.

Times cannot be chosen

- What about the future? Will you continue this work?

- I certainly will, not only just continue. I will keep it developing, looking for additional opportunities and forms of cooperation, involving Russian and German colleagues and colleagues from other countries to our IWMMA conference, which will be held in November 2020 for the ninth time. Begun as a Russian-German conference, between Krasnoyarsk and Ulm, it has now regular guest colleagues from Austria, Germany, Slovenia, and Finland. Representatives of other countries, such as the Czech Republic and Japan, are also showing interest, to say nothing of our Russian colleagues from various Russian cities. This year we want to attract our graduates from China. Now they are working at various scientific organizations in China, and we are delighted to listen to them. Well, and the prospects are rather vague, as we have seen them over the past 30 years. And what were the prospects for the development of international relations in 1990 in half closed to foreigners Krasnoyarsk or for employees of Technical college of Krasnoyarsk Machine-Building Plant.

But Alexander Nikolaevich Antamoshkin, a professor of the Department of Higher Mathematics, created the Department of system analysis and operations research, teaching all disciplines in English in order to quickly include the University in the international scientific and educational communty. And this process started.

Alexander Nikolaevich Antamoshkin (September 25, 1951 – April 25, 2017) was an outstanding scientist and organizer of science, Doctor of Engineering Sciences, professor, winner of the President of the Russian Federation Prize in the field of education, honored worker of Higher School of the Russian Federation, honorary worker of Science and Technology of the Russian Federation, winner of three medals of the Russian Federation of Cosmonautics, founder and head of the largest Scientific School in Siberia on Mathematical Modeling and Optimization of Complex Systems.


A.N. Antamoshkin

In 1991, Alexander Antamoshkin organized and opened the Department of System Analysis and Operations Research that was the first in the practice of Krasnoyarsk universities who began training specialists according to international standards, including language training, and actively participate in international exchanges of students, PhD students and teachers. By now, dozens of graduates of the Department work at universities in Russia, Germany, the United States, the Czech Republic, Spain, Finland and other countries. Many of them have defended their theses in foreign research centers. Today, the Department has become the most powerful research team in Siberia in the field of System Analysis, Control and Information Processing and an inexhaustible source of talented young PhD students and doctors of science for universities, enterprises and organizations in Krasnoyarsk.

Under the leadership of A.N. Antamoshkin, the Department created an author's system for training elite specialists in the field of System Analysis, Management and Information Processing, which implements individual educational technologies based on early involvement of students in research activities. Thanks to this system, over the past fifteen years, more than 25 PhD theses have been defended by young people aged 23-25, dozens of undergraduates and postgraduates have won prizes from the President of the Russian Federation, the government of the Russian Federation, the head of the city of Krasnoyarsk. They have also won regional personal scholarships, and have received high awards at international and all-Russian scientific conferences, Olympiads and competitions.

It is difficult to overestimate the contribution of Alexander Antamoshkin to the formation and development of Siberian State Aerospace University (now it is "Reshetnev Siberian State University of Science and Technology") and the improvement of science in Krasnoyarsk. He trained a huge number of talented students, many of whom have long been doctor of science. For all time, he and his students have trained more than one hundred candidates and more than fifteen doctors of technical, physical, mathematical and economic sciences, currently working at Reshetnev Siberian State University of Science and Technology, at industrial enterprises, in state institutions and Universities in Krasnoyarsk and Russia.

Alexander Antamoshkin had outstanding human qualities, kindness, honesty and justice, and genuine respect for colleagues and students which complemented his creative abilities, talent as a researcher and teacher. He left a deep mark on the hearts of people with his good deeds and outstanding achievements in science and education.

In 2017 students and followers of Alexander Antamoshkin created Siberian Institute of Applied Systems Analysis named after him, in which they continue his work and develop his ideas. Reshetnev Siberian State University of Science and Technology established the Alexander Nikolaevich Antamoshkin scholarship for outstanding students, who achieve significant results in science and study in the field of System Analysis, Management and Information Processing.

 - The situation in the world is not easy now. Is there any risk for your project?

- There is a lot of uncertainty right now. Many things are against us. Even the award ceremony, which we were supposed to hold together in Berlin, was held separately. The Russians are in Moscow, German friends are in Berlin, and Deputy Ambassadors signed the documents instead of Foreign Ministers.

The situation is never simple. But, to paraphrase a famous lyric song: «Our thoughts are pure, our friends are with us, and this means we will see who comes out on top». Do what you have to do, do it well, and let it go as it goes. But, of course, you need to think carefully. And you need to know foreign languages. Times cannot be chosen, you can live and (choose yourself) die, survive, win in them…

This October one of our PhD students and one master student will go on an internship to our partners. PhD student won a Scholarship of the President of the Russian Federation, master student got the support of the «Erasmus+» program. Next February, two master students will visit Ulm as exchange students with the Baden-Württemberg Scholarship provided by our partners, and one PhD student will join a research as an intern with a Scholarship of the President of the Russian Federation. So life goes on…

Our reference

«Youth, science, artificial intelligence: Ulm and Krasnoyarsk are 30 years together» , the essence of the project presented for the competition –is a long-term partnership between Reshetnev Siberian State University of Science and Technology and Ulm University, aimed at providing comprehensive support to scientific youth through a system of exchanges, internships and two-way scientific leadership, which allows creating new growth points and centers of excellence in promising areas of artificial intelligence. The project solves the problems of complex development of the ubiquitous affective AI field, as well as highly effective training of young professionals, who are able to optimally solve problems in the field of artificial intelligence now and in the future.

All-Russian Science Festival NAUKA 0+ is the largest educational project in the field of science popularization in the world. The main events of the festival will be held in Moscow on October 9-11 and 17-18. The program includes more than 10,000 events: lectures and master classes, virtual laboratories, teleconferences with the ISS and the Russian Antarctic station “Vostok”, robot competitions, and Science Slam fights. Participation in events is free of charge. Mandatory registration is required.

Five laureates will speak at the Nobel lecture hall:

Steven Weinberg "Microcosm and macrocosm". On October 10, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.(UTC +3)

He is an American physicist, specialist in the field of cosmology and elementary particle physics. He is known as the Creator of the model of weak interactions of elementary particles. The scientist predicted the phenomenon of weak neutral currents. Steven Weinberg is a Professor at the University of Texas at Austin and a member of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States. He is an active popularizer: he gives lectures on the importance of science, writes articles for the New York Book Review, and is the author of several popular science books for a wide audience. The lecture will be held online in English with simultaneous interpretation.

Barry Barish "Exploring the Universe with gravitational waves". On October 10, from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. (UTC +3)

He is an Emeritus Professor at the California Institute of Technology, experimental physicist. Awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for experimental registration of gravitational waves. Barish holds the position of Director and is a leading specialist at the LIGO (laser interferometry gravitational-wave observatory). He also worked at the International Linear Collider and at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory where he studied the structure of the nucleon. The lecture will be held online in English with simultaneous interpretation.

William Merner "What is a single molecule capable of?". On October 11, from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. (UTC +3)

Professor of applied chemistry at Stanford University is known for developing fluorescence microscopy. The method created by him allows registering the spectra of single molecules, including observing the behavior of proteins responsible for the occurrence of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Last year, he took part in a joint meeting of Nobel laureates in chemistry, heads of chemical societies, and representatives of international and Russian scientific organizations in the framework of the XXI Mendeleev Congress on general and applied chemistry, dedicated to the International year of the periodic table of elements, the 150th anniversary of the periodic table in St. Petersburg. The lecture will be held online in English with simultaneous interpretation.

Jean-Pierre Sauvage "Machines and engines: from biology to chemistry". On October 17, from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. (UTC +3)

Professor at the University of Strasbourg, a specialist in Supramolecular chemistry was awarded the Nobel Prize for the design and synthesis of molecular machines. A group of scientists led by Sauvage successfully made one molecule move around another and this movement was controlled. The lecture will be held online in English with simultaneous interpretation.

Ada Yonat. On October 18, from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.(UTC +3)

Ada Yonath is one of the pioneers in the field of studies of ribosomes. She was the first to apply the technique of low-temperature protein crystallography. Studies of the effects of antibiotics on the ribosome and the mechanisms of the body's resistance to antibiotics have become an important step in the study of the clinical effectiveness of drugs. Currently, Yonat is the head of the Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman center for Biomolecular Structure at the Weizmann Institute in Israel. Together with more than a hundred other Nobel laureates she wrote a calling letter on Greenpeace, the UN and governments around the world to stop fighting geos.

The festival is organized by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the Government of Moscow represented by the Department of education and science of the city of Moscow, Lomonosov Moscow state University and the Russian Academy of Sciences.


You can find out more information here.


 Dear international students!

Due to the large number of incoming questions we inform you that until the publication of an official document on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation ( entry into the Russian Federation is prohibited. Any arrivals without the consent of the International Cooperation Department are prohibited.

Can I get to Russia?

- You can get to Russia if you are a citizen of: Belarus, Great Britain, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Tanzania, Croatia, Switzerland, Greece, Morocco, South Korea only by air.

What rules should I follow?

- When crossing the State Border of the Russian Federation inform the officials exercising sanitary and quarantine control about the absence of COVID-19 disease with the submission of a medical document (in Russian or English) confirming the negative result of a laboratory study of material for COVID-19, selected no earlier than three calendar days prior to arrival in the Russian Federation, medical documents confirming the detection of immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies (if any).

In the absence of a medical document confirming a negative laboratory test result for COVID-19, be tested for a new coronavirus infection in Russia. Before receiving the results of laboratory tests for COVID-19 observe the isolation regime at the place of residence.

What if I violate the isolation conditions?

-Violation of the isolation conditions entails administrative liability.

 Where can I keep track of the latest information?

You can track information on the opening of borders in the news on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation


As the borders open arrival schedules will be formed in accordance with the decree of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in agreement with the International Cooperation Department.


International Cooperation Department

The winners of the VIII National Championship WorldSkills Russia (“Young Professionals”) were awarded. The ceremony is timed with the 80th anniversary of vocational education system of Russia, which is celebrated on October 2.

According to the results of the competition, five members of the team of the Aerospace College of Reshetnev Siberian State University of Science and Technology became winners in their competencies.

Alexander Maslov, Andrey Trufanov and Ivan Belousov took silver in the competence "Teamwork in production". Irina Klyaus won a bronze award in the CAD Engineering Design competency. Irina's mentor is Andrei Zhdankin. Dmitry Khalipsky was awarded a medallion for professionalism, speaking on the competence "Lathe work on CNC machines." Dmitry was under the guidance of Ilya Rakhvalov. In addition, pensioner Vyacheslav Fedorovich Boldarev won the silver award in the competence “Skills of the wise. CAD Engineering Design ".


IPR MEDIA has launched free online Russian language lessons for foreign students of higher educational institutions and preparatory faculty students. Every week will be held several online classes for students with different levels of proficiency in Russian.

The first lesson «Articulation of vowel sounds. Word Stress» starts on October 5 at 16:00 (UTC +3)
Register for the webinars you are interested in using the link:

Educational project of scientists of Reshetnev Siberian State University of Science and Technology became one of the winners of the competition "Russia and Germany: Scientific and Educational Bridges". The award ceremony took place on September 15 at the sites of the Brandenburg Academy of Sciences in Berlin and the National University of Science and Technology "MISiS" in Moscow.

A group from the Siberian Institute of Applied Systems Analysis named after A.N. Antamoshkin of Reshetnev Siberian State University of Science and Technology was among the 25 winners out of 125 applications submitted for the competition. The project is called "Youth, Science, Artificial Intelligence: Ulm-Krasnoyarsk, 30 Years Together". Its essence lies in the long-term partnership of Reshetnev University and the German University of Ulm which is aimed at comprehensive support of young scientists through a system of exchanges, internships and bilateral academic advising.

The project solves the problems of the integrated development of the direction of ubiquitous affective artificial intelligence as well as highly effective training of young professionals who can optimally solve problems in the field of artificial intelligence now and in the future.

The diploma for winning the competition was awarded to the project manager, Evgeny Semenkin by the Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for International Cultural Cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoy and the Permanent Deputy Ambassador of the German Embassy in Russia Beate Grzeski.


Presentation of a diploma for the victory to the project manager Evgeny Semenkin

Results of a 30-year partnership with the Ulm University:

-75 internships supported by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and other funds;

-10 master's theses and 7 theses Dr.-Ing. defended by students of Reshetnev University in Ulm. 3 doctoral and 43 candidate dissertations defended in Krasnoyarsk;

- 16 graduates of Reshetnev University work in Europe, 11 of them in Germany. The rest work in Russia;

- holding the annual international scientific conference IWMMA, the works of which are published in scientific journals in Europe;

- creation of the Siberian Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, which includes 8 laboratories.


Certificate of Honor awarded to the University 

Record of awarding scientists of Reshetnev University is available here.

Congratulations to E.S. Semenkin, all colleagues who worked in the project with a high award!


Dear friends!

The Organizing Committee of the "Siberian Space Design School 2020" expected the school could be held on schedule until recently. Unfortunately, the current situation with the spread of the new COVID-19 coronavirus infection does not allow us to realize our intentions. In this regard, the Organizing Committee decided to postpone the school to the end of January 2021, starting from Monday, January 25, when we expect that the situation will be stable. 

Noting the high interest shown in the subject of the school, the Organizing Committee thanks all potential participants who addressed us, who planned their arrival in Krasnoyarsk and participation in the work of the school, and expresses confidence that we will be able to meet all of you at the beginning of 2021. 

We are pleased to inform you that the creative team of scientists and specialists of the University, despite the problems caused by the special mode of work in the conditions of coronavirus infection kept on improving educational materials. For example, you can take a look at the developed short video reviews of the main working topics of the school here.

We are sure that our new developments will make learning at school even more interesting and productive!

We look forward to welcoming you in warm and hospitable Siberia in January 2021!


The Organizing Committee Of «Siberian Space Design 2020-2021 School»

 Alim Chirov, graduate of the Institute of mechanical engineering and mechatronics in the field of training "Engineering and technological support of machine engineering industry". Now he is studying at the 1st year of master's program at Reshetnev University.



In 2015, entrance exams were held in Bishkek for admission to Reshetnev University.

"I understood that having entered a Russian University, I would get a decent education and I was not mistaken in this", Alim said.

He entered the specialty "Mechatronics and Robotics". The University has given opportunities to realize himself in the research area. During his undergraduate studies, Alim wrote 14 scientific articles that gave him a chance to apply for various scholarships.

One of the main reasons why Alim remained in the master's program is a strong teaching staff:

"I can say with confidence that these people know their job. I can learn a lot from them. This is one of the reasons why I stayed in the master's program".

Alim thinks the main advantage of the Institute of mechanical engineering and mechatronics is the practice for students. Students are trained in leading enterprises of Krasnoyarsk. Alim had a practice at resource center "Energia" , where he designed combat robots. Production practice took place in the resource center "Space vehicles and systems", where he got acquainted with production, learned to work on machines, and was given the opportunity to learn how to control the KUKA robot

Reshetnev University and the International Cooperation Department congratulate Alim on successful studies and wish him success in the future!



Polymers are a class of chemicals, which definitely can be called the crown of evolution of the inanimate world. These high molecular weight compounds have an extraordinary variety in the structure of polymer chains that gives them a set of diverse properties. That makes them widely used in different fields: clothes, household appliances, computers, and cars - all this and many other things largely consist of the materials obtained by the synthesis of oil products.


Currently, the synthetic polymers are actively applied as construction materials to manufacture various products, equipment for general and special purposes, and the technology of their production is constantly being improved.

The dynamic development of polymer material science lead to discovering a polymer unique property giving the right to classify them as “smart” materials. The property describes the ability to “memorize” a temporary form and restore the original form because of external influences; therefore, it is called the shape memory effect (SME).

Using such materials opens up new horizons for humankind in various fields of science and technology. In medicine, specialists consider them as tools for minimally invasive surgery, targeted delivery of drugs, and the material to manufacture “smart” prostheses. In aerospace field, SME polymer can be used to produce elements of transformable structures with the possibility of compact packaging in a temporary (transportation) form on Earth and the restoration of the original (operation) form in outer space when heated.

At the Reshetnev University, the researchers have been developing ground and space structures made of polymer composite materials. However, every day is changing the requirements to such structures; meeting the requirements is impossible using only finished materials. In this regard, interest arose in the development of new materials to produce up-to-date structures, including those with SME. This resulted in creating the scientific laboratory “Smart Materials and Structures”; the laboratory won the competition of the RF Ministry of Science and Higher Education in 2020.

Now the new laboratory based on the Spacecraft and Systems Resource Sharing Center provides large-scale studies of polymer and composite SME materials under the supervision of associate scientist Taisia Aleksandrovna Shalygina. It is planned to develop a shape memory effect material with multiple forms and with the possibility of a non-contact initiation method. Creating multi-level transformations of the material will give a chance to deal with some challenges of the current science and technology.

Another promising area of the research is to develop a material with reversible shape memory effect. When changing external influences, such material is capable of reversibly changing its shape without prior programming. Therefore, it is possible to expand the horizons of the practical application of SME polymers, for example, using them to create an airplane wing with a changing geometry or micro- and -macromechanical systems for various purposes.


In 2019, Taisia Shalygina won a prestigious grant by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research to realize project № 19-33-90166 “Investigating interfacial phenomena at the polymer-polymer and polymer-filler interfaces in the composite material structure having a triple shape memory effect and modified with silicon carbide particles”. The project was one of the best basic research projects proposed by the young post-graduate researchers.

The scientific laboratory "Smart Materials and Structures" is the only scientific laboratory in Krasnoyarsk, whose employees have the opportunity to study SME polymers comprehensively. In Russia there are laboratories of the same approach in Kazan and Moscow, there are also similar laboratories in Japan, China, the USA, and Germany. A. Lendlein from the Faculty of Science, the Institute for Biochemistry and Biology at the University of Potsdam, H. Tobushi from the Technological Institute (Aichi) in Japan, Kaojin Wang from the South China University of Technology supervise the research teams studying shape memory effect. Two years ago, the Reshetnev University opened project-oriented Master's program “Technology to manufacture products from polymer composite materials”. Due to this, the Krasnoyarsk and other students have a unique opportunity to do their research using the up-to-date equipment. The Master students will be able to develop their research papers demonstrating serious scientific and practical outcomes based on the experiment results.

Further, Master students will reach a fundamentally new world level of research due to their work. Currently, every student of the Reshetnev University obtains a real chance to study the polymer material science.

The Hero of Russia, pilot-cosmonaut Alexander Ivanovich Lazutkin pointed out the significance of the shape memory polymers for space exploration: “Since the first polymers were synthesized, researchers have been heavily reliant on them. Further, they really could have substituted the majority of traditional materials. Polymers and polymer composites have been advancing until the current moment. Discovering the polymer shape memory effect has given the perspectives for the challenges of developing lightweight transformable structures for the space exploration purpose. Space exploration based on smart composites is a new reality”.




The underwater world of the local reservoirs is a lacuna for the majority of residents of the Krasnoyarsk Territory. Many of them have only a general idea about hydrology, both in the region and in the city of Krasnoyarsk. And the information about the depth of the Yenisei near Krasnoyarsk which does not exceed 4-5 meters is very surprising! Hundreds of small country lakes and small rivers, citizens of Krasnoyarsk pass along every day, are underexplored in hydrographic terms. A great deal of undiscovered and unknown is around us!

Of course, the reservoirs of Siberia are not populated by colorful and diverse flora and fauna. Our rivers, lakes and reservoirs cannot compete with the tropical seas. However, Siberian nature is exclusive. Unique are the channels of the Sayan Mountain Rivers with their bizarre underwater cliffs polished by the purest mountain waters. The Arctic expanses of the Yenisei are unique, which hundreds of kilometers before flowing into the Kara Sea takes on the features of a sea reservoir, where the river spills dozens of kilometers, and the opposite shore is not visible, and storm waves even pose a serious threat to shipping.


 Lower Yenisei 

The Yenisei and its tributaries have long been developed in a navigable way. Numerous hydraulic structures were built on the river, countless equipment and vehicles went under the water, as a result of the construction of hydroelectric power stations, dozens of villages were flooded. Exploration of the region extended along the rivers. The most important here was the Northern Sea Route. Due to its favorable hydrographic features, the Yenisei allows passing ships far upstream (ships with low draft can rise to the Krasnoyarsk hydroelectric station). The pages of the navigation history on the Yenisei are filled with the most striking events - from sailing Kochi and vessels of the Great Northern Expedition, organized by Peter the Great, to the first commercial passages of the XIX century and key episodes in the development of the Soviet Arctic.


Sea ship "Victor Astafiev" in the middle reaches of the Yenisei 

The Great Patriotic War did not leave out the Yenisei River. The events of 1942 and the attack of the German cruiser “Admiral Scheer” on the port of Dixon, as well as other heroic episodes, are well known. The activity of German submarines remained in the Yenisei Gulf until 1944. Civilian ships were killed on enemy mines, crews of submarines made landings in a number of settlements located on the shores of the gulf. In addition to the remote northern regions, echoes of the war can be found in the Krasnoyarsk waters of the Yenisei. For example, in the area of ​​the railway bridge, there is a disabled during the Great Patriotic War airplane which was delivered to the Soviet Union as part of the US land-lease program. All this is of great historical interest.

The Reshetnev University * project on a comprehensive study of the underwater world of the Krasnoyarsk Territory began with a historical study. Now it is implemented jointly by three institutes - the Institute for Space Research and High Technology, the Institute of Social Engineering and the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications. Scientists are trying to answer the question - what is there, under water? The study of the water area of the Yenisei River, its tributaries, as well as the river systems of other river basins (Ob’, Pyasina), lakes is of great scientific interest.

Yenisei Siberia through the Northern Sea Route and its river section - the Yenisei River, maintained trade relations with the outside world long before the construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway. This is an important milestone in the history of the development of the Northern Sea Route! In 2015–2016, 2018–2019 expeditions were conducted to the north of the Krasnoyarsk Territory, during which the locations of a number of sunken ships were established, including the English ship “Thames”, which first reached the mouth of the Kureyka River with a cargo of English goods. In the summer of 1878 the ship sank. The results of our scientists' research on this topic were published by the University of Cambridge Publishing **. 


Expedition to the Arctic

The Reshetnev University has one of the best side-scan sonar in the region, allowing you to capture the bottom in the highest detail. The vast experience of the project team with sonar equipment was appreciated by both state hydrographic enterprises and private diving companies. So, in the autumn of last year, exploration works were carried out in the middle of the Yenisei area in order to identify objects that impede navigation. Objects previously unknown to the hydrographic service were found, including a large non-self-propelled vessel.


Sunken vessel 

In addition, a series of field trips to the Krasnoyarsk Reservoir was made in order to examine the location of the underwater power cable. The University staff introduced the representatives of industrial partners with the available sonar instruments and existing software. Based on these recommendations, the company purchased side-scan sonar operating at a frequency of 450 GHz and allowing visualization of the bottom at depths of more than one hundred meters. During the next trip satisfactory images of the bottom of the Krasnoyarsk Reservoir were obtained.


The process of shooting the bottom of the Krasnoyarsk Reservoir

The project team successfully collaborates with the Siberian Federal University and the Krasnoyarsk Territory branch of the Russian Geographical Society. Among promising short-term projects is a survey of the Abakan Canal to identify previously unknown anthropogenic objects, some of which have potential historical value. This study is still interesting as a park-museum for the development of the Krasnoyarsk North will be created on Molokov Island. Among the exhibits will be objects related to the history of polar aviation. There was a seaport on the island in the 1930–1940s, from where air communication with the northern settlements was organized. Several aircraft crashed and sank in the lower head of the island area. Their discovery will help to replenish knowledge of the important history of the development of the Krasnoyarsk polar aviation. The project team participates in hydrographic work in the Yenisei North under the grant of the Russian Federation President.


Acoustic image from a depth of 87 meters.

Another achievement of the team was the creation of a prototype of an underwater robot, which in the near future will allow you to take pictures and videos of underwater objects. The data collected and processed using high-performance computing equipment will be put into a single geographic information system.


* Reshetnev Siberian State University of Science and Technology


** Goncharov, A., & Orel, I. (2020). Thames meets the Enisei: Captain Joseph Wiggins’s expedition to the Kara Sea and Enisei, 1876–1877. Polar Record, 1-16. DOI:10.1017/S0032247420000066 //