The Russian Chemical and Technological University has removed the title of honorary professor from writer Lyudmila Ulitskaya. This was reported by the head of the culture committee of the State Duma, Elena Yampolskaya, who applied to the university with a request. According to Yampolskaya, the academic council voted on August 30 last year. The decision to keep Ulytskaya’s title was made unanimously.
Elena Yampolskaya called Ulitskaya a “foreign agent” in her telegram, although the Ministry of Justice of Russia did not register the writer in the relevant register.
Ulytskaya was awarded the title of honorary professor of the Russian Technical University in 2021. The writer is a biologist by education.
- Lyudmila Ulytskaya is one of the most famous writers living in the Russian language, the author of the novels “The Case of Kukotsky”, “Daniel Stein, the Translator”, “Medea and her Children”, “The Green Tent” and others. Laureate of many Russian and international literary prizes. She was awarded the Legion of Honor in France.
- In 2014, Ulytskaya spoke out against the annexation of Crimea and the policy of the Russian authorities in eastern Ukraine, as well as against political repression in Russia itself. In February 2022, she condemned Russia’s full-scale aggression in Ukraine and left the country.