The article «To the 140th anniversary of Mikhail Kalinin» was written in connection with the approaching anniversary date November, 19 marks the 140th anniversary since the birth of M. Kalinin - a prominent statesman. The article describes the main milestones of his political and social activity on the backdrop of the events of that time, from the first steps of the underground revolutionary activities, to the heights of political office in the Soviet Union. Attention is drawn to the great interest that M.I. Kalinin showed in the issues of youth education in the spirit of patriotism, the desire for knowledge, interest in their chosen profession. It is noted that the memory of M.I. Kalinin for the alumni of is significant in view of the fact that his name was first assigned to the Polytechnic Institute at initiative of the Scientific Council, for 58 years.