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Sankt-Peterburgskii gosudarstvennyi elektrotekhnicheskii universitet (SPbGETU)

The St. Petersburg State Electrotechnical University (SPbETU) was originally founded in 1886 as the Technical School of the Postal and Telegraph Agencies. In 1891 it was reorganized as the imperial Alexander III Electrotechnical Institute (Elektrotekhnicheskii institut im. Aleksandra III) under the Ministry of Internal Affairs. In 1918 the Institute came under the control of the People’s Commissariat of Education (Narkompros). From 1929 to 1930 the Leningrad Electrotechnical Institute (LETI) was under the authority of the People’s Commissariat of Heavy Industry; from 1931 to 1935 it came under the People’s Commissariat of Defense Industry; and from 1946 to 1952 it was controlled by the People’s Commissariat (Ministry) of the Shipbuilding Industry. Starting in 1946 the Institute also came under the authority of the Ministry of Higher Education (Minvuz SSSR), now the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. The Institute was raised to the status of university April 1993, and it subsequently dropped the honorific name of Ul'ianov-Lenin.
        The A.S. Popov Memorial Museum was founded in 1948 under the auspices of the Leningrad Electrotechnical Institute (now St. Petersburg University).
        The Museum of the History of the University was opened in 1986 to celebrate the centennial of the founding of what was then the V.I. Ul'ianov-Lenin Leningrad Electrotechnical Institute (LETI).
        The recent Museum complex of the Electrotechnical University includes the A.S. Popov Memorial Museum with its Laboratory and the Museum of the History of the University.

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