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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.

Chelyabinsk Weekend Guide

Local’s guide on what to see and do

Dear Students!

There are tons of fun things you can do in Chelyabinsk. Below, we’ve picked some exciting events the city has to offer this weekend. It’s time to get some tickets and make those freedom evenings count! Don’t forget to leave your comment about the events on Vk and Facebook.

April 13, 10:00 - 18:00
Chelyabinsk Artists Union of Russia Exhibition Hall
Theatrical Fantasy


April Fools’ Day

April Fools' Day or Laughter Day as it is also called in Russia, is an international holiday celebrated on April 1 all around the world. On this day, people usually play funny pranks on their relatives and friends to have a laugh together.

SUSU Sports and Recreation Complex: Best Time off for Professors, Students and Kids!

South Ural State University provides its students, academic and administrative staff with all the opportunities not only for self-fulfilment, but for proper rest as well. They can recharge their batteries being away from the hustle and bustle of the city and get positive vibes in a pleasant atmosphere at the SUSU’s “Nepryakhino” Sports and Recreation Complex, which has been functioning for more than 60 years now.

Chelyabinsk Weekend Guide

Local’s guide on what to see and do

Dear Students!

There are tons of fun things you can do in Chelyabinsk. Below, we’ve picked some exciting events the city has to offer this weekend. It’s time to get some tickets and make those freedom evenings count! Don’t forget to leave your comment about the events on Vk and Facebook.

March 22, 19:40
Green Book


World Poetry Day

March 21 is a special day for those who cannot imagine their lives without books as the planet celebrates World Poetry Day. The best way to spend this day is, of course, to immerse yourself in reading your favourite poets and discover some new ones. It is impossible to make the ultimate list of the most talented and prominent poets of all time, as it all depends on who you ask. Below, we have devised a list of Russian “word masters’, well-known and admired in Russia and abroad.

SUSU Invites Everyone to Nowruz Celebration

On March 21st a celebration of Nowruz will be held at South Ural State University. The attendees will learn about the traditions of the Turkic peoples and will see the performances by SUSU international students in national garments.

Nowruz is the most important holiday of the year for many nations in Asia celebrating the coming of spring and of the New Year under solar calendar. It coincides with the vernal equinox, which falls on March 20th-21st every year, and symbolizes the beginning of new life and nature rejuvenation.

Spring at SUSU-2019 Festival: Students Show Their Talents

March 11th through 15th, the festival of student creative activities called “Spring at SUSU-2019” is being held at South Ural State University and the Mannequin Theatre Studio.

Every year, hundreds of students show their artistic abilities in various genres. On the 11th and 12th of March, selective stages were held, where students presented their performance numbers in four genres: theatre, music, dancing, and the original genre.

International SUSU Students Learned about the Traditions of Maslenitsa National Holiday

What is Maslenitsa, and what traditions it includes? International students of the Department of Russian as a Foreign Language of the Faculty of Pre-University Education have learned all the specifics of celebrating the week of bidding farewell to winter.

No Ladies Show: a Bright Performance on the Occasion of the International Women’s Day Held at SUSU

The atmosphere of creativity, bright performances and an ocean of smiles – that is how the International Women’s Day has been celebrated at South Ural State University. A No Ladies Show was held at SUSU for the fair sex representatives on the occasion of the 8th of March holiday.

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