Meeting with the artist Anton Gnedikh
TSU Rector had a meeting with a Tomsk artist Anton Gnedikh to discuss the general concept of the future monument of Dmitry Mendeleev and Vasily Florinskiy.

A prominent chemist Dmitry Mendeleev played the key role in establishing the first Siberian university in Tomsk. Vasily Florinskiy was the first person who contributed in putting the idea of establishing the University into practice. The result of discussing the monument was the idea to make it not so much “monumental”, as truly “interactive”, so that it will make people who pass it want to learn the history of TSU, to make pictures, and organize vents next to it.