Celebration of the 90th birthday of Professor Vasily Mikhailovich Zaletov (1927-2002) took place in National University “Odessa Maritime Academy” on March 10, 2017. More than a quarter of a century, V.M. Zaletov was the Rector of our University and left only kind memories in the hearts of thousands of cadets, teaching staff as well as likeminded people. Many fond memories and words were expressed from his relatives and teaching staff of NU “OMA” during the event. V.M. Zaletov due to his self-sacrificing, selfless, devoted, caring work showed us how we should love our University and develop everything that had been done before.