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On January 13, the UNN Institute of Philology and Journalism hosted a meeting to celebrate the Russian Press Day. University graduates from the Department of Journalism, who have succeeded in their profession, were invited to take part in the event. 

The guests and students were welcomed by Larisa Zhukovskaya, Director of the UNN Institute of Philology and Journalism, Olga Noskova, Chairperson of the Union of Journalists of the Nizhny Novgorod region, and Olga Savinova, Head of the UNN Department of Journalism.

"It is our tradition to meet with our alumni. We meet to talk about our profession. I am very happy for those talented students who have studied well, completed their practical training responsibly and then established themselves in their profession. Today, we have invited graduates who are worthy representatives of Lobachevsky University in various media or PR departments. I am very grateful to the faculty team at the Department of Journalism, with whom we have been working together for a quarter of a century. We have very good relations with employers thanks to our faculty, and most importantly, all of them give part of their soul to the students," said Olga Savinova.

The graduates told the students how to find a good job, to be successful in their favourite field and to avoid professional burnout. Among the guests were Vera Logunova, reporter of GTRK Nizhny Novgorod, Pavel Dedichenko, head of the Kstovo municipal district administration's information policy department, Natalia Taeva, deputy head of the Uzorochie company, and others. The students were also addressed by Vadim Tsyganov, Head of the press service of the Government of the Nizhny Novgorod region, who underlined the importance of print media in today's digital world.

During the meeting, Olga Noskova also presented Olga Savinova with a badge of honour "For Services to the Professional Community" on behalf of the Russian Union of Journalists.

The Russian Press Day is celebrated on January 13, a historic date when Russia’s first print newspaper Vedomosti founded by a decree of Peter the Great was launched in 1703.