May 20 at the Kabardino-Balkarian State University named after Kh. M. Beryuekov, a meeting of the academic council of the university was held, dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the birth of the third rector of KBSU, Vladimir Kalimetovich Tlostanov.

Before its start, the Acting Rector of KBSU Yuri Altudov and representatives of the university administration laid a basket of flowers to the bust of Vladimir Tlostanov, installed in the foyer of the main building.

The guests of honor of the meeting were friends, colleagues and associates of the former rector – Doctor of Economics, Professor, Honored Scientist of the RSFSR, Head of the Expert and Analytical Council under the Head of the KBR Pshikan Kesovich Taov, who for many years also headed the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of the KBR, who made a great contribution to support science and education of Kabardino-Balkaria; veteran of labor, candidate of agricultural sciences, vice-rector of KBSU during the rector’s period V.K. Tlostanova Marzhan Ismailovna Chegembaeva; well-known ethnographer, publisher, public figure Viktor Nikolaevich Kotlyarov.

Opening the meeting, Yuri Altudov noted:

Vladimir Kalimetovich Tlostanov headed KBSU from 1973 to 1994. During these years, the university developed dynamically, new specialties and research centers were opened, which was the undoubted merit of the rector. More than 1300 specialists trained in our university annually replenished the professional staff of Kabardino-Balkaria. The university’s success in training professionals for various branches of science and economics, medicine and the social sphere has been repeatedly noted at the highest level. During his tenure as rector Vladimir Kalimetovich Tlostanov, Kabardino-Balkarian State University was a large educational center in the region, as evidenced by the facts: 9 faculties functioned as part of KBSU, including 70 departments and educational and scientific divisions, where 8 thousand students and listeners studied in 16 specialties.

The achievements of the university were adequately appreciated by the country’s leadership – Kabardino-Balkarian State University was awarded the Order of Friendship of Peoples.

What kind of leader Vladimir Kalimetovich was, said Marzhan Chegembaeva, who worked side by side with him for many years. According to her, he was a bright, intelligent person, in love with his work.

Pshikan Taov recalled his friend with great warmth:

Vladimir Kalimetovich grew up in a family where the Kabardino-Adyghe traditions were respected, where the Adyge Khabze code was sacredly observed. I was always amazed at the tenderness with which he treated Father Kalimet Tutovich. He called me his younger brother. I knew him as a gentle, witty person. He was betrayed in friendship. As a rector, he was very happy if he managed to attract good specialists to the university or if a new department, a new direction was opened. He treated professors with great respect.

A great contribution to the study of the life and work of Vladimir Tlostanov was made by the graduates of the Faculty of History and Philology of KBSU, book publishers Victor and Maria Kotlyarov. As a result, in 2001 a book about V.K. Tlostanove “I am the one who will …”. Viktor Kotlyarov shared about his work on the book and his impressions of Vladimir Kalimetovich.

I am sure that Vladimir Tlostanov was and remains the rector who made the university. When I met Tlostanov, after a while I realized what a multifaceted person he was. He knew history, literature. I read a lot and thoughtfully. It was necessary to write a book about him – in it Tlostanov is the way we knew him. We interviewed everyone who could tell about him and his fate. Vladimir Kalimetovich was one of those people who lived not for themselves, but for others. What he did will forever remain in the history of KBSU and the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic,

– says the author of the book “I am the one who will …”.

All members of the KBSU Academic Council were able to take a copy of the book about the third rector of KBSU Viktor and Maria Kotlyarovs as a souvenir.

The fact that Vladimir Kalimetovich did a lot for the development of exact, natural sciences at KBSU, said the doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, professor, head Department of Theoretical and Experimental Physics KBSU Murat Khazretalievich Khokonov.

Director of the Institute of Chemistry and Biology Arsen Kharaev and Director of the Institute of Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery Magomet Mustafayev spoke about the fateful meetings with the rector of KBSU Vladimir Tlostanov.

No wonder they say: “He who does not remember his past has no future.” Only by paying tribute to the departed, to those whose merits we now use, can we prepare a bright future. You need to take all good things with you into the future. Thank you for the memory of a wonderful person. I am sure that only all the best awaits KBSU in the future,

– thanked the members of the Academic Council of KBSU Pshikan Taov.

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