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Fourth International Conference
“Computer Technology in Russia and in the Former Soviet Union”
Russia, Zelenograd, City of Moscow, October 3rd–5th, 2017
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Call for papers

Call for papers

SORUCOM-2017 is inviting soliciting original, previously unpublished and high quality research papers addressing research challenges and advances in the topics mentioned below.

Articles and reports are accepted:

  • Articles:  5–6 pages, up to 10 000 characters (.doc, .rtf)
  • Reports: 10–12 pages, 20 000–22 000 characters (.doc, .rtf)


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line 1 (of Affiliation): dept. name of organization

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line 3-City, Country

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Beginning of Computing in the Soviet Baltic Region

Enn Tyugu
Institute of Cybernetics at Tallinn University of Technology
Tallinn, Estonia

Keywords:  computer science curriculum, early computing history

Title of the work sets the time period of the subject – until fall of the Soviet Union, practically in the end of the 1980s. Most of the material of the present paper is available from a talk given at the Conference on History of Nordic Computing held in Turku, Finland in 2007. The geographical focus is on three Baltic republics: Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Leningrad. My personal experiences relate to Estonian computer engineering and science. Therefore, we will consider computing in this small country in more detail.

Nikita Khruschov suddenly decided in 1958 that the country urgently needed a larger number of computer engineers and mathematicians with computing skills for defense and space industry. Several hundreds young physicists, mathematicians and electronic engineers were reeducated in two years in Leningrad Polytechnical Institute (LPI) and Moscow Energy Institute (MEI) providing them as good education in computing as it was possible in those days. It may be interesting to look at the computer science curriculum of those days.