University Awards

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The Order of Lenin

In 1945, the Leningrad Institute of Railway Engineers (the former name of the PGUPS) was awarded the Order of Lenin for the successful training of staff for railway transport, which coincided with the 135th anniversary of the Institute. The Order of Lenin, which was the highest decoration of the USSR, was usually awarded to civilians for outstanding services rendered to the State, members of the armed forces for exemplary service, to those who promoted friendship and cooperation between peoples and in strengthening peace and to those with meritorious services to the Soviet state and society.

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The Order of the October Revolution

In 1984, the Leningrad Institute of Railway Engineers (the former name of the PGUPS) was awarded the Order of the October Revolution for the notable merits in the development of transport science and training of highly qualified staff, which coincided with the 175th anniversary of the Institute. The Order of the October Revolution was usually awarded to those furthering the state, enhancing the economy, science, culture and international relation of the country.

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The Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland

In 1977, the Leningrad Institute of Railway Engineers (the former name of the PGUPS) was awarded the 1st class Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland. The Order is awarded for the service in improving relations between nations. In the 2nd half of the 20th century the Institute trained specialists for Bulgaria, Hungary, East Germany, Guinea, Cuba, Mongolia, etc. The amount of Polish students in the institute was especially large.