During the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945, the people of our country contributed to the history of the unmatched feat, defended the sovereignty of the Soviet Union. Studies on this period show a growing awareness that this feat would have been impossible without the country leaders who united our people. No matter how are assessed successes and failures of the Council of People’s Commissars (SovNarKom — later the Council of Ministers) and the USSR State Defense Committee (SDC), it is impossible not to recognize the merits of the chairman of the USSR government Stalin and his deputy V. M. Molotov. It was V.M.Molotov who on June 22, 1941 at 12 o’clock broadcasted the message about the beginning of the war and finished his speech with the famous words: «Our cause is just. The enemy will be defeated. Victory will be ours.» This year marks the 125th birth anniversary of Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov, whose part of life is connected with the Polytechnic Institute. Therefore, the Commission for the Historical Studies at our university decided to make students and the faculty aware of the life and work of the outstanding personality, Hero of Socialist Labor Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov.