Ronny Sheyn-Kuznetsova and her colleagues at the banquet

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  • Photo taken in:
    Tomsk
    Year when photo was taken:
    1972
    Country name at time of photo:
    USSR
    Country name today:
    Russia

That’s me at a banquet of the chair of the construction engineering institute. I am celebrating my thesis and read out a congratulation telegram. The photo was taken in Tomsk in 1972.

I got an offer from the construction institute to teach resistance of materials, construction mechanics and the theory of resilience.

During my work at the institute I wrote a candidate thesis and defended it. I understood that they might put a spoke in my wheel. There was a chance to defend a dissertation without post-graduate studies, if the work was excellent. I was used to being independent and wrote my dissertation myself, without a supervisor, without post-graduate department.

In 1972 I defended my thesis in the Moscow Engineering and Construction Institute and got a unanimous vote of the board. I chose that institute myself. I knew if my work was good it would be approved there, if I did it in some hick places, there would be one or two unskilled specialists and the result couldn’t be predicted.

There were true, excellent, fair professor of the old school. I was conferred a degree of the candidate of science. I hadn’t changed my job and obtained the title of assistant professor. That was it, there was no new fear for me; I had just improved my educational level.

Interview details

Interviewee: Ronny Sheyn-Kuznetsova
Interviewer:
Ella Levitskaya
Month of interview:
September
Year of interview:
2005
Tallinn , Estonia

KEY PERSON

Ronny Sheyn-Kuznetsova
Jewish name:
Ronny
Year of birth:
1936
City of birth:
Valga
Country name at time of birth:
Estonia
Occupation
after WW II:
Assistant professor
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Sheyn
    Year of changing: 
    1959
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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