It all started in 2006 by the initiative of two brave Bauman State University Sergey Kulikov and Anna Butorova, who wanted to add more spirit to the lives of their classmates by promoting a lifestyle of cooperation, communication, and exchanges. They started off by organizing events, inviting international students to visit, and just have fun together.
Currently, there are four LBG’s in Russia, two in Yekaterinburg, one in Moscow, and one in St. Petersburg; when referred to as a whole, we are the Russian Mafia. Our LBG is growing steadily, with 28 observers, 71 active members, and 67 alumni and counting.
The first international event we participated in was the International Cultural Exchange with Ecole Centrale Paris in the fall of 2006 and spring of 2007. Following that, we attended the BEST North-East Regional Meeting the same spring. That same spring of 2007 we received Baby Member Group statuses at the General Assembly in France.
In the winter of 2007, we had our first international educational course “LASER: Light And Snow Entertaining Researches”.
In the fall of 2008, we organized the first BEST Engineering Competitions, now formally known as the EBEC Moscow. It was the biggest engineering competitions in our University of the time, boasting an involvement of 88 participants, who worked 6 hours to solve the tasks assigned to them.
The first Spring Educational Courses were organized at the end of April 2009. Ever since, it has become a tradition to invite the international students for 2 weeks in the middle of spring to familiarize them with our technologies, introduce them to our national traditions, show off our capital and share our amazing BEST Moscow spirit.
Since the Lviv President Meeting in the fall of 2009, our LBG had gained BEST Full Member statuses.
Throughout that time, we have since held and hosted 2 North-Eastern(Jamaican) Regional Meetings, 6 International Educational Courses, 6 Moscow and one Baltic Regional European BEST Engineering Competition, countless company presentations and training sessions for Bauman MSTU students.