27 October 2020 marks 165 years since the birth of a biologist, breeder, scientist with a worldwide reputation I.V. Michurin. On this day, vice-rector for teaching and educational work Sergei Zhidkov, director of the Horticultural Institute named after I.V. Michurina Lyudmila Grigorieva, head of the department for educational and social work Yuliya Frolova laid flowers at the monument to the founder of the university. Students of the university took part in the memorial action.
«I.V. Michurin became a symbol of unshakable faith in her work, deepest patriotism, impeccable diligence and self-sacrifice for the well-being of his fellow countrymen. Living modestly, not claiming titles and awards, this man, with his talent and titanic work, managed to turn the established dogmas of gardening in our country at the beginning of the 20th century. Thanks to him, in 1930, the Institute for the Selection of Fruit and Berry Crops (Michurinsk State Agrarian University) was organized», - emphasized Vadim Babushkin.
Many things is connected with the great breeder in Michurinsk. Thanks to I.V. Michurin in Kozlov (now Michurinsk) a large scientific center for fruit growing was created, which included the Central Genetic Laboratory named after I.V. Michurin, Scientific Research Institute of Fruit Growing and Suburban Fruit and Berry State Farms.