May 7 is the day when the students, faculty and alumni of TUSUR University celebrate the invention of radio. The Radio day has been an official Russian holiday since 1945, and an important professional holiday for everyone involved in radioelectronics.
In line with the tradition, the students formed columns for their celebratory procession, all wearing their faculty colors and face paint. Leading the procession were the Rector of TUSUR Alexander Shelupanov, Vice Rectors Yuri Shurygin, Lev Bokov, Roman Mechsheryakov, Dmitry Buintsev, Adviser to the Rector Pavel Troyan, and heads of faculties.
After the procession the students gathered in the TUSUR University campus, where the most fun part of celebration takes part. Every year the students throw old electronics out of their dormitory windows to symbolically clear the path for new inventions and for new technologies. This year over 40 electronic devices were destroyed as part of this tradition – among them computer screens, TVs, even refrigerators.
In the evening the students were invited to the traditional open-air concert, this year to the live by Chicherina.
A total of 4.5 thousand people joined the celebration this year.