16 september 2020 year
On this day, the school became Far Eastern and received the name of Nevelskoy

September 16 marks exactly 55 years since the assignment of the name of Gennady Nevelskoy to our University. Order of the Minister of the Marine Fleet No. 165 dd. September 16, 1965 read as follows, «Rename the Vladivostok Higher Marine Engineering School into the Admiral Gennady NEVELSKOY Far Eastern Higher Marine Engineering School». Subsequently, the University changed its name twice more, and became the Maritime University, but continues to bear the name of the famous admiral with honor. The issue of naming the school after Admiral G.I. Nevelskoy was initiated by its faculty at the beginning of 1965, and by the decision of the USSR Minister of Merchant Marine, the training center for the transport fleet of the Far East was named after Admiral Nevelskoy. Why Nevelskoy? The discoveries of Lieutenant-Commander Nevelskoy at the mouth of the Amur and off the coast of Sakhalin in 1849 laid the foundation for the work of the Amur expedition, of which he was appointed head. For five years of the expedition's work with small forces, in the most difficult conditions, significant territories along the Amur and Sakhalin were surveyed and mapped, and six posts were founded. The further course of history proved the timeliness and significance of his actions. The Nikolayev post became a stronghold for the subsequent development of the Far East, and a refuge for the ships of the Pacific squadron during the Crimean War. The research of the Amur expedition resulted in the signing of the Aigun and Peking treaties with China, which secured the Russia’s right of ownership of the Amur and Primorye regions. G.I. Nevelskoy repeatedly spoke about the need for the earliest possible occupation of non-freezing southern harbors near the border with Korea, and in 1860, after his departure from the Far East, the posts Novgorodsky (Posiet) and Vladivostok were founded in the Peter the Great Bay. No wonder the first monument in Vladivostok was opened to Admiral Nevelskoy. Today, the name of Admiral Nevelskoy sounds in many artistic images, and a separate exposition is dedicated to him in the University’s Museum. The University maintains contacts with the direct descendants of Gennady Ivanovich living in Omsk. On December 5, the admiral's birthday, we pay tribute to the man, thanks to whose dedication Russia found itself on the Far Eastern borders.

M.R. Kameneva, director of the Museum

Press Center of the G.I. Nevelskoy MSU

16 september 2020 year