Leningrad Institute of Motion Picture Engineers Liki

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Leningrad Institute of Motion Picture Engineers (Liki)


an educational institution founded in 1919 as the Higher Institute of Photography and Phototechnology and renamed the State Photography and Motion Picture Technicum in 1924. It was given its present name in 1930.

Prominent Soviet scholars who have worked at the Leningrad Institute of Motion Picture Engineers include P. I. Lukirskii, S. Ia. Sokolov, V. M. Sreznevskii, and S. O. Maksimovich, as well as the inventor of Soviet sound pictures, A. F. Shorin. As of 1973, the institute had departments of electrical engineering, mechanics, and chemical engineering. It has a correspondence department and, in Moscow, a general-engineering correspondence department. It has preparatory courses and a graduate program. There are 21 subdepartments and three sectorial laboratories. There are about 170,000 books in the institute’s library.

During the 1972–73 academic year there were about 3,500 students being trained at the institute by about 200 instructors, of whom 15 were professors and doctors of science and 75 were docents and candidates of science. The institute has the right to accept candidates’ dissertations for defense. It has published Trudy LIKI (Transactions) since 1947. Approximately 8,000 specialists were trained at the Leningrad Institute of Motion Picture Engineers between 1919 and 1972.


The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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