Maxim Gorky (1868-1936)

The collection, timed to the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Soviet Russian writer, playwright and public figure Maxim Gorky (A. M. Peshkov) (1868-1936), includes digital copies of books, periodicals, archival documents and graphic materials devoted to his life and work, as well as texts of his own works of art, articles and memoirs.

K. E. Tsiolkovsky (1857-1935)

The collection dedicated to the prominent representative of Russian cosmism, the founder of theoretical cosmonautics, Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky, includes editions introducing the life and work of the scientist, his works on the theory of air and space science, rocket science, astronomy, physics, biology, as well as philosophical and sci-fi works.

A. S. Charkin (1937-2017)

Current collection is timed to the 80th birthday of A. S. Charkin (1937—2017), People’s Artist of the Russian Federation, a sculptor, an educator, and a prominent public figure. The collection includes the digital copies of documents, photographs, newspaper articles, thank you letters, certificates of merit, diplomas and other materials.

P. A. Kropotkin (1842—1921)

The collection dedicated to a Russian revolutionary, ideological leader of anarchism, scientist-geographer P. A. Kropotkin includes the biographies, recollections of contemporaries, studies of political doctrine of Kropotkin, his geographic and social-political writings, correspondence and illustrations.

M. K. Anikushin (1917-1997)

The collection is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Soviet Russian native sculptor M. K. Anikushin, whose creative work was a state-of-the-art Russian sculpture of the second half of the XX century. The collection contains the digital copies of documents, letters, photographs, autographs of the sculptor, newspaper articles and other materials.

L. I. Petrazhitsky (1867-1931)

Current collation dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of a Russian and a Polish scientist, a legal scholar, a sociologist, a philosopher and a deputy of the first State Duma Lev Petrazhitsky contains his selected legal studies, a research work of his scientific endeavor, a letter, addressed to the scientist, and the photographs.

S. M. Prokudin-Gorsky (1863-1944)

В коллекцию, посвященную пионеру цветной фотографии в нашей стране, включены материалы, посвященные жизни и деятельности фотографа, а также электронная версия его знаменитого собрания «Достопримечательности России».

Konstantin Pobedonostsev (1827–1907)

The collection featuring Konstantin Pobedonostsev, major statesman, legal scholar, chief procurator of the Holy Synod, founder of the system of parochial and non-classical secondary schools in Russia includes archival materials (diaries, memos, drafts, correspondence, biographical materials), humbly reports of Pobedonostsev in office of the chief procurator and his scientific works.

Alexander Griboyedov (1795-1829)

The collection, timed to the 220th birthday anniversary of Alexander Griboyedov, Russian diplomat, poet, playwright and composer, includes digital copies of books, articles, archival documents and visual materials. There also texts of literary works, including that of the comedy "Woe from Wit", which made the author a classic of Russian literature, literary criticism and biographical materials, images of monuments to A. S. Griboedov and other materials.

Elisabeth of Russia

December 18 (29), 1709 in the village of Kolomenskoye, near Moscow, was born the last representative of the Russian branch of the Romanov family, the daughter of Peter I and Catherine I, Elizabeth. Born out of wedlock and being the youngest child in the family, she had almost no chance to take the Russian throne. However, the absence of direct male heirs, political intrigues of internal and external forces, the struggle for the throne between the representatives of the Romanov dynasty, which resulted in a series of palace coups, eventually enabled her to get the crown of her father. The collection of documents features Elizabeth and her age, which continued in Russia for more than 20 years.

Vasily Klyuchevsky (1841-1911)

The collection features the prominent Russian historian Vasily Klyuchevsky. The collection includes digital copies of research works, archival documents and memoirs. There are the texts of the historian’s writings (including his most famous work, "The Course of Russian History"), as well as biographical information about him.

Nikolay Karamzin (1766-1826)

The collection is timed to the 250th birth anniversary of the famous Russian historian, writer, publicist Nikolay Karamzin. It includes research, essays and historical documents about the life and work of Karamzin, his own works on the history of the Russian state, as well as individual letters.

Mikhail Lermontov (1814-1841)

Collection, timed to the anniversary of M. Yu. Lermontov, contains materials that reveal the diversity of the individual genius of the poet, his role in the cultural life of Russia. The collection includes books and periodicals containing the texts of M. Yu. Lermontov’s works, researches on his life and work, as well as postcards and photographs depicting the monument to the poet, the places associated with his name.

M. V. Lomonosov (1711-1765)

M. V. Lomonosov (1711-1765) is an eminent statesman, organizer of science and popular education in Russia, scholar-encyclopaedist and poet, who laid down the foundations of the Russian literary language. The selection includes researches, essays and archival materials treating with life and work of M. V. Lomonosov, his works on the grammar of the Russian language, history and metallurgy, as well as his correspondence.

Mikhail Muravyov (1796-1866)

The collection is dedicated to the life, military and civil service, community service and scientific work of an outstanding statesman of the Russian Empire Count Mikhail Nikolayevich Muravyov-Vilensky. An assembling of the collection is coincides with two related to mister Muravyov commemorative dates at once − the 220th anniversary of his birth and the 150 years from his death.

Peter Simon Pallas (1741-1811)

The collection is dedicated to the 275th anniversary of the birth of Peter Simon Pallas  the German and Russian scientist, a founder of zoology in Russia, a naturalist and a geographer, one of the leaders of the expedition activities of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences, who made a special contribution into a study of Siberia and the Ural, the Volga region and the Crimea, had a significant impact on the development of Russian and the world science

Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837)

Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin (1799-1837) - a brilliant Russian poet, prose writer, playwright, publicist, the founder of the Russian realistic direction in literature and the creator of the modern Russian literary language.

F.N. Plevako (1842-1909)

The collection, timed to coincide with the 175th anniversary of an outstanding Russian lawyer Fyodor Nikiforovich Plevako, contains various information about him, his speeches, content of particular cases and his correspondence.

Julian Semenov (1931-1993)

The collection, dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the birth of the writer, journalist, filmmaker and social activist Julian Semenovich Semenov, includes digital copies of books, manuscripts, papers, archive documents and graphic materials that illustrate his life and multifaceted, creative and social activity.

Mikhail Speransky (1772-1839)

A selection of publications on various aspects of activity of Mikhail Speransky, a great Russian statesman in the first half of the 19th century, as well as a collection of "Papers of M. M. Speransky" including archival materials of the RSHA 1251 fond.

Pyotr Stolypin (1862 -1911)

Pyotr Stolypin is one of the greatest Russian statesmen of the late 19th - early 20th century. His name is associated with the most important domestic reforms of the early 20th century in the socio-political and socio-economic spheres, conducted under the looming crisis of the state system. Therefore, at all times the personality and activities of Stolypin attracted the attention of researchers and all those interested in Russian history. Ambiguous opinions of the man and his reforms once more demonstrate his enormous impact on the development of the Russian state, and show the need for further study of his legacy.

Alexander Suvorov (1730-1800)

The proposed collection is timed to the anniversary of Alexander Vasilievich Suvorov - the Great Russian commander, who never lost battles, the holder of all Russian orders of his time. The collection includes digital copies of research, scientific and popular publications, collections of documents and visual materials.

Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) is one of the greatest composers in the history of music. He also made an enormous contribution to the development of Russian culture as a conductor, popularizer of Russian music abroad, educator, music journalist and public figure.

Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861)

The collection timed to the anniversary of Ukraine's largest national poet, Taras Shevchenko, includes his works; monographs, essays and articles on his life and work, as well as materials related to the perpetuation of his memory. There are publications in Russian and Ukrainian languages. We are particularly grateful for the materials provided by our Ukrainian partners: National Historical Library of Ukraine and Dnepropetrovsk Regional Universal Scientific Library.