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“Gentle Hand of Viktor Skobelev. In Memory of the Artist” Exhibition Opened at SUSU

A grand opening of the exhibition “Gentle Hand of Viktor Skobelev. In Memory of the Artist” took place at the SUSU Art Gallery.

The instalments include 42 works in oils and acrylics. Most of the works in the exhibition are landscapes. The works of this genre demonstrate all the main styles that the artist was a master of, from the subtlest types of nature in drawing and colour nuances to the chaos of strokes, in the movement of which familiar images appear.

Lecture by Philologist of the Institute of Media, Social Sciences and Humanities Was Held at the Chelyabinsk Museum of Visual Arts

Early in November, a lecture on “What Is Truth? What Is Our Reason for Being?: A Dialogue between Artists Known as the Itinerants and Realist Writers of the Second Half of the 19th Century” by Candidate of Sciences (Philology), Associate Professor of the Department of Russian Language and Literature of the Institute of Media, Social Sciences and Humanities Natalia Shlemova was held within the framework of the Night of Arts campaign at the Chelyabinsk Museum of Visual Arts. The event was organised to coincide with the exhibition of paintings of the Tretyakov Gallery on the “Russian Life.

Mannequin Theatre Studio Invites to Storytelling Festival

The Association of Student Theatres of Russia supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Chelyabinsk Region is holding a STFest Festival-Laboratory of Storytelling Performances at the SUSU Mannequin Theatre Studio.

“Gentle Hand of Viktor Skobelev. In Memory of the Artist” Exhibition to Open at SUSU

The exhibition “Gentle Hand of Viktor Skobelev. In Memory of the Artist” will open at SUSU Art Gallery on November 20th.

The instalment includes 42 works in oils and acrylics. The curator of the exhibition is an art critic, Head of the SUSU Fine Art Museum, senior lecturer of the Department of Theology, Culture and Arts Anatoly Razuev.

Cold and Sunny, 2016. Oil on canvas.

South Ural State University celebrates Halloween

Students of South Ural State University always take part in celebrating Halloween. Our international students from different schools and institutes make decorations and prepare bright costumes of witches, ghosts, pirates, monsters, skeletons, vampires, and many other creepy characters. Their makeup is very colorful and convincing.

SUSU Taking Part in the Student Spring 2020 Festival

The performance groups of South Ural State University will take part in the Student Spring 2020 Festival, which will be held in the beginning of October.

Due to the unstable epidemiological situation in our region, the festival of student creativity has been postponed from spring to autumn this year.

On October 8th and 9th, at the World Trade Centre (35 Lenin Prospekt), participants from various Chelyabinsk universities will present their creative performances in four sections: theatre, music, dance, and original genre.

SUSU Forum “Tretyakovka by the Sea” Has Wrapped up in the Krasnodar Territory

The Cultural and Educational Forum for Creative Youth "Tretyakovka by the Sea", which has been taking place in the Krasnodar Territory September 12th through 18th, has come to an end. Students of the Chelyabinsk Region have been engaged in creativity and conquering the sea resorts for six days.

Music Gives You Good Vibes: SUSU Recreation Centre Invites Everyone to a Concert

A traditional student philharmonic is opening at South Ural State University. A concert will be held on September 30 in front of the SUSU main building with the participation of the Ural Wind Orchestra headed by Honoured Artist of Russia Igor Ezhov, and soloists of Chelyabinsk Philharmonic Rustam Zaichenko and Svyatoslav Khazov.

SUSU “Pianist” Studio Becomes Laureate of an International Creativity Festival

“Pianist” Studio of South Ural State University took part in the “Talent. Music. Stage” Saint Petersburg International Festival and became one of the laureates.

Meet-the-artist Event Was Held for Students at SUSU with Actress and TV Host Katerina Shpitsa

Yesterday evening, a meet-the-artist event was held for students at SUSU with actress and TV host Katerina Shpitsa within the framework of Predchustvie (Anticipation) Film Festival. The meeting took place in the form of a dialogue. The star of such films as, Iron Ivan, Yolki 1914, Yolki 5, and The Crimean Bridge spoke on how she made it to the cinema industry, on the specific features of working on set, and shared her plans for the future.

Exhibition of a Mobile Museum of War-time Weapons Opens at SUSU

An exhibition of a mobile museum of weapons and memorabilia of the Great Patriotic War has opened at the Military Training Centre of South Ural State University, where the findings by the Chelyabinsk Region's scouting movement on the Sinyavino heights of the Leningrad Region have been exhibited.

The exhibition was opened by Konstantin Krikunov, Deputy Head of the Military Training Centre at SUSU.

Opening of a Reproduction of a Famous Painting by Vasily Neyasov Was Held at SUSU

On September 11th, the reproduction of the painting "Reunification of the Volga Peoples with Russia" by the outstanding national artist Vasily Neyasov (1926 - 1984) was opened in the reading room of the SUSU Library.

75th Anniversary of Victory Day: Great Literature on the Great War

Marking the 75th Anniversary of Victory Day, the Department of Russian Language and Literature of the Institute of Media, Social Sciences and Humanities has prepared the Great Literature on the Great War series of information materials about writers who went through the war and devoted their works to this topic.

Let us Sing, Friends! In Honour of the Great Victory, the SUSU Recreation Centre Performs Songs of the War Years

In this new and difficult period, when the whole world has to stay on self-isolation, the students and team leaders of the SUSU Recreation Centre continue to rehearse and prepare online for our country's greatest holiday, Victory Day! The teams of the Recreation Centre have prepared video performances, where they have demonstrated not only their performing skills, but also put in a piece of their soul.

SUSU Children’s Online University Organized an Online Painting Master Class


Students from South Ural State University are helping record videos on various art topics for the Children’s Online University.

The lesson on painting was held by student of the SUSU Institute of Architecture and Construction, winner of the “Walls in SUSU” contest Irina Pavliuk.

Head of the SUSU Mannequin Theatre Studio Celebrated Anniversary: Touches to the Master’s Portrait

Филонов и Полунин

This year, Vladimir Filonov, artistic director of the SUSU Mannequin Theatre Studio, laureate of many theatre awards, teacher, director, and alumnus of the Chelyabinsk Polytechnic Institute, celebrated his 65th birthday anniversary. He kindly agreed to give interview to our SMART University newspaper.

Vladimir, how and why did you enrol at the Chelyabinsk Polytechnic Institute (CPI)? Why did you change your profession and decide to become a director?

SUSU Recreation Centre Applied for Participation in Russian Student Spring Festival

Every year the creative teams of the Recreation Centre actively participate in a big-scale project that is the Russian Student Spring festival. This year is not an exception. It is clear that under the circumstances the festival is held on-line.

Institute of Media, Social Sciences and Humanities Holds a Series of Events Dedicated to the 200th Anniversary of Birth of Nikolay Nekrasov

The 200th anniversary of birth the great Russian poet Nikolay Nekrasov, whose significance for the Russian literature cannot be measured, is celebrated in 2021.

In compliance with the Decree by Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, “On Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Birth of N.A. Nekrasov”, a number of literary events dedicated to this date will be held in our country.

The SUSU Institute of Media, Social Sciences and Humanities is organizing a cycle of the anniversary-related events.

Folk Academic Male Voice Choir of the SUSU Automobile and Tractor Faculty Performed in the Northern Capital

Folk Academic Male Voice Choir of the Automobile and Tractor Faculty of SUSU (NRU), conducted by the artistic director, merited worker of culture of the Russian Federation, labor veteran, laureate of the prize of the Legislative Assembly of the Chelyabinsk region in the sphere of culture and arts, Nonna Streltsova, took part in the 2nd International Festival-and-Contest of Choirs called “Slavic Spring”, which took place in Saint Petersburg on May 17th through 19th.

African Culture Day is to Be Held at SUSU

African Culture Day is to take place at South Ural State University on April 26.This holiday, organised by SUSU students from African countries, is to be held at the Activity Hall for the second time.

SUSU actively develops cooperation with African countries. Presently, there are more than 30 students studying at SUSU and representing 11 African countries: Guinea, Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Students from these countries will present their culture and perform national songs and dances.

SUSU Student Takes a Prize in the 2019 Student Leader of the Chelyabinsk Region Competition

The 2019 Student Leader of the Chelyabinsk Region competition wrapped up in the South Ural region. From April 12th through April 14th, representatives of the region’s higher education institutions fought to win and be granted a right to go on to the District round. SUSU was represented by students Aleksey Kosarev and Vlada Nedotko.

We Are All Different, but We Are Together: International Festival to Be Held at SUSU

On April 22nd and 23rd, the 5th International Festival “We Are All Different, but We Are Together” will be held at South Ural State University, in which SUSU students of various nationalities will participate.

Every year, the festival is organized by the Institute of Linguistics and International Communications with the support from the Sociocultural Adaptation Centre.

Master classes will be held on April 22nd:

In Memory of the Great Heroic Act: SUSU Invites to Rehearse the Victory Waltz

South Ural State University invites students to the rehearsals of the Victory Waltz. This year’s dance flashmob, devoted to the heroic act of the Soviet soldiers during the Great Patriotic War, will be held at the university square in front of the main SUSU building on May 7th at 13:00.

SUSU Students Took Part in the Festival of Co-creation final «You are not alone!»

On April 7th, on stage of Chelyabinsk State Institute of Culture and Arts the final of the 16th Regional Festival of Co-creativity “You Are Not Alone!” was held. 

The members of the SUSU Headquarters of Student Labour Unions together with children from social rehabilitation centres and children’s homes prepared performances under different categories: Puppet Show; Theatrical Art; Applied Arts Creativity; and Dance Theatre. 

Cosmonautics Day

April 12 is a special day for Russia as the country commemorates Yuri Gagarin’s first space flight. For over 50 years, we have felt pride for the triumph of the Soviet space program in putting the first man into space. On April 12, many Russian cities organise a variety of exhibitions, conferences, seminars, and film screenings dedicated to space.

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