Culture, Institutes of

Culture, Institutes of


in the USSR, institutes training librarians and bibliographers, club personnel, and organizers of amateur artistic activities (choral, theatrical)—highly qualified specialists who will work in cultural-educational institutions.

In 1973 there were 11 institutes of culture in the USSR: the N. K. Krupskaia Leningrad Institute of Culture (established in 1964 to replace the Library Institute, which in 1941 had been formed out of a department of the Communist Political Education Institute founded in 1918), the Moscow Institute of Culture (established in 1964 as the successor of the Library Institute founded in 1930), the Kharkov Institute of Culture (founded in 1964 to supersede the Library Institute established in 1935), the East Siberian Institute of Culture (formed in 1964 in Ulan-Ude out of the Library Institute founded in 1960), the Krasnodar and Chimkent institutes (both founded in 1967), the Khabarovsk, Cheliabinsk, and Kiev institutes (all 1968), and the Kemerovo (1969) and Kuibyshev (1971) institutes.

The Leningrad institute has a branch in Kazan, the Moscow institute has affiliates in Tambov and Orel, and the Kiev institute has branches in Nikolaev and Rovno. All the institutes have both day and correspondence divisions, and the Leningrad and Moscow institutes also offer evening courses. The period of study at institutes of culture is four years (five years for evening and correspondence courses). The Leningrad and Moscow institutes have the right to accept candidates’ dissertations for defense.


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