Dedicated to the passionate educator and organizer of the international
system of lifelong learning, Ph, Professor Efim Mikhailovich Malitikov
You conquered time and space.
Ruslan Akhtakhanov. I am proud of Chechnya that has given heroes to the world .
Grozny-Moscow: The People’s Academy of the Chechen Republic, 2008
Everything in the world may be forgotten.
Everything but the deeds and speech of a wise man:
He sees the essence further and wider, and
In him there is the spirit of Archimedes and the thought of the Creator.
And in the hour of trial thou hast achieved success.
In the hour of trial, Ephim,
The stagnation of the age surrendered to your knowledge,
The ignorance of the age, which has raised you to ignorance.
You’ve realized that your indifference to knowledge
Leads our world to a joyless fate.
That it’s only with them that Truth’s greatness
You’ve learned that it’s the only way to reach the greatness of truth.
You’ve proved that to adults perfection
Science forges an enlightened spirit,
That membership in creative processes
That you’ve conquered time and time and time and time.
Thou hast conquered time and space.
You have made honor and reason friends with labor,
You’ve brought the different nationalities of learning
In one enlightened house of friendship.
And in conquering difficulties,
You’ve made the wisdom of life known,
You’ve made it clear that knowledge has no limits.
And that only knowledge strengthens power.
Children are growing up in the country today,
And they need an example to serve them.
You’re an example in this world
How to put an end to our troubles.
And what a happy era it is to be called,
In which those who bring peace are praised,
Who, by the power of knowledge, can shake off the turmoil of our souls.
Who, by the power of knowledge, dispel the turmoil of our souls.