A whole century — Human and Expert. Anna Vasilievna Lyalina is 100 years old — serving the Accounting Department, the University and Peace

A whole century — Human and Expert. Anna Vasilievna Lyalina is 100 years old — serving the Accounting Department, the University and Peace

Anna Vasilievna Lyalina was born on October 17, 1922. She worked at the Peoples’ Friendship University from the year of its foundation. Today Anna Vasilievna turns 100 years old, 25 of which were devoted to the service to the University and 4 years to the Great Victory.

Anna Vasilievna Lyalina started working at the Peoples’ Friendship University as a senior accountant from the very first year of its foundation. She had been working at the University for 25 years, becoming Chief Accountant in 1968, and retired in 1985.

The life path of Anna Vasilievna is an example of serving the profession, the society and her home country.

Born to a family of collective farmers, she strove for knowledge and was not afraid of difficult tasks. She started working as a carver at a factory of artistic painting and embroidery at the age of 16. She studied at the evening school of working youth and completed nursing courses. During the Great Patriotic War, she served in the Soviet Army. After the Victory, she returned to her profession, working and graduating from the statistics college.

Anna Vasilievna managed to keep balance between work and family, being respected by colleagues and raising a daughter.

Since 1985, Anna Vasilievna has been retired, maintaining warm relations with RUDN University.

On October 17, 2022, on the day of her 100th birthday, RUDN University administration congratulates Anna Vasilievna Lyalina in the university, which unites professionals of several generations.

Colleagues speak about Anna Vasilievna Lyalina:

Anna Vasilievna Lyalina is an outstanding chief accountant of the University. And it’s not just that she worked for us for 25 years. Anna Vasilievna is remembered for a number of remarkable qualities, chief accountants seldom have.

Anna Vasilievna was easy to talk to, even in formal communication. Her knowledge and professionalism helped us, when the country began to experience economic difficulties, while we still had a lot of tasks. Even when it was difficult to allocate funds for some important things, she came up with ideas how to find these funds. At the time I was a young Head of the Scientific Department and badly needed that kind of professional advice.

Moreover, the experience of going through the Great Patriotic War as well as being at the battlefront had a great impact on Anna Vasilievna. She always appreciated people and life more than many others. Her colleagues, including the Rector- Vladimir Stanis, always listened to her opinion.

These qualities set the style of work not only in the Accounting Department, but also throughout the University

Vladimir Filippov
President of the Peoples' Friendship University, Academician of the Russian Academy of Education, in 1980-1987 – Head of the Scientific Department of the Peoples’ Friendship University

I was sitting in my office, a young accountant then. Suddenly the door opened and Anna Vasilievna came in saying: “I am Lyalina.” I answered: “Anna Vasilievna, I know perfectly well who you are,” and I see myself rising from my chair against my will, without even thinking.

The time she was working at the university was a very important period — the period of its intensive development. Many people say that, to a certain extent, accounting under Lyalina reached its peak, and then the years of perestroika began

Alexander Zorin
Chief Accountant of RUDN University, 2022

During her work at the University, Anna Vasilievna Lyalina has proved to be a qualified and experienced hardworking employee. She treats her official duties conscientiously and is respected by colleagues

Sergey Rumyantsev
Rector of the Patrice Lumumba Peoples' Friendship University, 1968

During her work, Anna Vasilievna Lyalina has been an experienced, principled and disciplined worker, conscientious about her dutie

Chief Accountant of the Peoples' Friendship University, 1965

During his work, she is principled, conscientiously fulfilling her duties, a good organizer of team work. Comrade A.V.Lyalina has done a lot to introduce electronic computers into accounting, which made it possible to significantly improve accounting at the University. ... Comrade A.V.Lyalina actively participates in public life as a good educator of the team

V. Tagasov
Vice-Rector of the Patrice Lumumba Peoples' Friendship University

Biography of Anna Vasilievna Lyalina:

  • October 17, 1922. — born in the village of Yaroslavl, Vladimir Region, Stavrovsky District, in a family of workers.
  • From 1930 to 1934 went to elementary school in the village.
  • In 1936, moved to Moscow with her family. Her father worked as a construction worker.
  • From 1936 to 1940 studied at the school of working youth. Finished 8 grades.
  • From September 1938 to May 1942, worked at the factory of artistic painting and embroidery, first as a carver in the workshop, then in the accounting department.
  • In October 1941, completed Nursing Courses. Until May 1942, worked in a military medical train.
  • From May 1942 to November 1945, served in the Soviet Army in the 104th separate detachment of Alexander Nevsky, Tartu Communications Regiment.
  • From December 1945 to September 1955, worked in the “Mosremont” trust: until March 1948 — as an economist, until April 1951 — as an accountant, then — Chief Accountant.
  • 1948-1952 — studied at the Moscow Correspondence Statistical College.
  • From September 1955 to October 1960, worked as Chief Accountant of Construction Department No. 3, Trust No. 1 of general construction works.
  • In October 1960, started working in the accounting department of the newly opened Peoples’ Friendship University as a senior accountant, since 1965 — Deputy Chief Accountant.
  • Since May 1968 — Chief Accountant of the Peoples’ Friendship University named after Patrice Lumumba.
  • In June 1985 — retired.

Anna Vasilievna Lyalina was awarded 7 medals:


  • “For Military Merit” (1944),
  • “For the victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War”,
  • “For the victory over Japan”,
  • “For valiant work. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of V.I. Lenin”,
  • “800th Anniversary of Moscow”,
  • “XX Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War”,
  • “50th Anniversary of the Armed Forces of the USSR”.
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