Moscow State University . It is the largest and oldest university in the current Russian Federation, founded on January 25, 1755. In 1940 the university was renamed, this time after its founder, the scientist Mikhail Lomonosov. It is located in Moscow. History Moscow University was created on 25 January of of 1755 by Russian scientist Mikhail Lomonosov, by a decree of Empress Elisabeta Petrovna, since on this date marks the day of and day students from the University of Moscow….