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Ryazan Medical University

Ryazan State University named after S.A. Yesenin is the oldest higher educational institution on the Ryazan land. His story begins in the harsh years of the First World War.

Then, on September 7, 1915, Emperor Nicholas II approved the decision of the Council of Ministers to open the first Russian women's teacher's institute in Ryazan. Practical embodiment of this decision was received a few weeks later: by his telegram dated September 27, 1915, sent to the trustee of the Moscow Academic District A. Tikhomirov, the Minister of Education of the Russian Empire Count Peter Ignatiev allowed to open a women's teacher's institute in Ryazan.

However, the question of opening in Ryazan higher or close to it for the status of an educational institution was first publicized by the Provincial Zemstvo in the mid-90s of the XIX century. On the eve of the First World War, on the wave of active development in the province of the school network and the appearance of plans for the transition from the beginning of the 1920s to universal primary education, the Ryazan City Duma and the city government persistently applied for the opening of a teacher's institute in Ryazan. They backed up their request with promises to take part of the costs of organizing such an educational institution by themselves. In particular, it was said about the readiness to allocate for the construction of educational buildings and hostels for students a significant land plot in one of the most beautiful places in Ryazan - Ryumin Grove. The beginning of the World War in July 1914,It is noteworthy that while supporting the request of the Ryazan authorities to the Ministry of Public Education, the trustee of the training district paid special attention to the political aspect - the absence in Ryazan of an industrial proletariat and, accordingly, the possible negative influence on the political mood of future students. He stressed that "Mr. Ryazan, as insignificant in size and population and without any factories and plants, seems to be the most suitable for the installation of a women's teacher's institute."

The new educational institution, which was mainly formed in October-November 1915, was temporarily housed in the premises of Ms. Becker's private gymnasium. Most of the teachers of the Institute were Ryazan teachers who worked in state and private gymnasiums of Ryazan, as well as in the Ryazan Women's Diocesan School, one of the best institutions of this kind in Russia. Among them were graduates of the Moscow, St. Petersburg and St. George's Universities. There were also highly qualified teachers with academic titles from higher educational institutions of Warsaw and Vilna, evacuated to Ryazan in connection with the seizure in 1915 by German troops of the provinces of the Western Territory.

Already at the end of October 1915 the Ryazan press reported on the beginning of admission to a new educational institution. The institute accepted "female faces of all ranks and classes" not younger than 16 years. The applicants were to pass a "test" for "a thorough knowledge of the full course of higher primary schools." Girls who completed the course of eight grades of women's gymnasiums, at the discretion of the Institute's pedagogical council, could be released from the introductory tests. The first set was planned to be implemented in the amount of 30 people, of which 20-25 it was planned to appoint a state scholarship. However, because of the difficulties of wartime and the absence of a hostel, only 27 students were able to attend.

The official opening of the Ryazan Women's Teachers' Institute, which took place on December 1, 1915, became, as the prominent Ryazan local historian, Professor N.G. Sokolov, one of the most significant events in the history of the cultural and social life of Ryazan. The numerous warm congratulations that were voiced at that time invariably ended with the wish of the new educational institution to make a worthy contribution to the development of the national education. "I welcome the Ryazan Women's Teachers' Institute on behalf of the district and sincerely wish it prosperity for the benefit of Russian pedagogy," wrote, for example, the trustee of the Moscow Academic District.

An important role in the formation of the new institution was played by his boss - Maria Alekseevna Alexandrova. Being a bright embodiment of the best features of the Russian intelligentsia, a man of extraordinary scientific erudition, a talented and experienced leader and teacher, it was she who laid the scientific and pedagogical traditions of the future university.

Particular Year-1 Year-2 Year-3 Year-4 Year-5 Year-6
Tuition Fee 5500 USD 4000 USD 4000 USD 4000 USD 4000 USD 4000 USD
Hostel 300 USD 300 USD 300 USD 300 USD 300 USD 300 USD
Others* 2000 USD 300 USD 300 USD 300 USD 300 USD 300 USD
TOTAL 7800 USD 4600 USD 4600 USD 4600 USD 4600 USD 4600 USD

*Others include cost towards Medical insurance, Resident permit extension, Text Books etc.