Exhibitions

Virtual exhibitions

 

Virtual tour of the Presidential Library

   

Virtual tour of the exhibition "Traditions and Innovations: Marking the 10th anniversary of the Presidential Library". The exhibition was held in the Presidential Library from May 28 to August 19, 2019.

   

The virtual tour around the museum “The muses were not silent…”

   

Virtual tour of the exhibitions “Materialized Memory: Defence and Siege of Leningrad in Museum Expositions. Marking the 75th anniversary of the complete liberation of Leningrad from the Nazi siege”. The exhibition was held in the Presidential Library from January 24 to May 13. More…...

   

Virtual tour of the exhibition “The saving sword of the Revolution”: Chekist in life, cinema and literature” was opened in the Presidential Library from December 18, 2017, to February 25, 2018. The exposition is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the first Soviet body of state security — the All-Russian Extraordinary Commission for Combating Counter-Revolution, Speculation, and Sabotage, also known as the Cheka. More...

   

Virtual tour of the exhibition "North-West of Russia: two regions - one story. To the 90th anniversary of the Leningrad region and the 80th anniversary of the Vologda region", held in the Presidential Library from September 4 to December 4, 2017. More...

   

Virtual tour of the exhibition “Journey from Petrograd to Moscow. 1918: marking the 100th anniversary of the relocation of the Soviet government and the capital to Moscow". The exhibition was held in the Presidential Library from March 12 to May 12, 2018. More...

   

Virtual tour of the exhibition “More than just a Game: Marking FIFA World Cup in Russia”, which took place from May 21 to September 20, 2018 in the Presidential Library and was timed to 2018 FIFA World Cup. More...

   

Virtual tour of the exhibition "Keeping Orthodox Faith: The History of Church Museums. Marking the 1030th anniversary of Christianization of Rus’". The exhibition was held in the Presidential Library from July 27 to September 20, 2018. The exposition showcased how the church relics have been collected and preserved for several centuries, why it has become necessary to create the first church museums. More…

   

Virtual tour of the cruiser Aurora

   

Virtual tour of the State Memorial Museum of Defence and Siege of Leningrad

   

Virtual tour of the museum “Kobona: Road of Life”

   

Virtual tour of Yulian Semyonov House-Museum

Yulian Semyonov House-Museum (1931–1993) was opened in Oliva settlement (Verkhnyaya Mukhalatka) in Crimea at the initiative of the writer’s daughter Olga Semyonova in a house, where the writer lived and worked from 1983 to 1989. Here he wrote the novels from the series about spy Isayev – Schtierlitz and other works. Celebrated Russian and foreign culture professionals used to come here.

   

Electronic exhibition "Petrograd in 1917: what, where, when. To the 100th anniversary of the Revolution in Russia" is devoted to the revolution of 1917 in Russia, which key events took place in Petrograd. More...

   

Virtual tour of the exhibitions “140 years of higher female education in Russia” (St. Petersburg State University, 2018), “Girl student is a common name” (Rosphoto Museum and Exhibition Center, 2018), “Bestuzhev courses in the mirror of the library” (Presidential Library, 2018), Library Higher Women's (Bestuzhev) Courses (Library of Bestuzhev Courses, 2018)

   

Virtual tour of the exhibition "Eureka" and "The Island": Tehran-43 and Yalta-45. History of Landmark Decisions”, held in the Presidential Library from November 28, 2018 to January 11, 2019. The exhibition showcases meetings of the “Big Three” in Tehran in 1943 and in Yalta in 1945, which determined not only the outcome of the Second World War, but also the post-war structure of the world. Both meetings, which received code names, respectively, Eureka and Ostrov, were preceded by intense diplomatic and organizational work, as well as security activities. More…

 

Permanent exposition

 

The exposition dedicated to the Basic Law of the Russian Federation was opened in the Hall of the Constitution. Here are presented printed publications, historical documents, photo and newsreels and other materials reflecting the history of the creation and adoption of the Constitution of the Russian Federation in 1993 and related to the presidency and state symbols of Russia. The main exhibit of the exhibition is an exact copy of the inaugural copy of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, presented to the library on the day of its opening.

3D-tour of the Hall of the Constitution

 

Temporary thematic exhibitions

 

Temporary thematic exhibitions displayed in the exhibition halls of the Presidential Library are devoted to the most significant jubilee dates and topical issues of the history of Russian statehood. Partners of joint exhibitions are archives, museums, libraries, universities, cultural centers. Visiting temporary exhibitions is included in the program of overview and thematic tours. As a result of exhibitions, video tours are being prepared, which are freely available on the portal of the institution.

 

The exhibition "Monuments of Book Culture: From Paper to Digit" is open from October 23, 2019 until January 20, 2020 in the historical building of the Synod (Senate Square, 3). The exposition is based on publications from the collection of the Presidential Library, which included books (about two and a half thousand) of the 16th – 20th centuries. More...

   

From November 22, 2019 to January 15, 2020 the Presidential Library is hosting an exhibition “Weapons Designer and Assault Rifle: the Path of the Great Master. Marking the Centenary of Mikhail Kalashnikov". The exposition by the Presidential Library, the Military Historical Museum of Artillery, Engineers and Signal Corps as well as Kalashnikov Interregional Public Foundation, features the creative path of the designer. More…

 

Please note that until January 15, 2020 visiting the Presidential Library’s exhibitions halls  is possible only by prior registration as part of an organized excursion group.

 

Exhibition Halls opening times:

Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. – 4.45 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday – closed.

 

Exhibitions may be attended by appointment only within the Exhibition Halls opening hours. To arrange the appointment please call (812) 334-25-14 or contact us via e-mail excursion@prlib.ru with at least one working day advance notice.

Please, note, that during the period of mass cultural and official events, an access to the Presidential Library can be restricted, about which the staff of the excursion group will inform you in advance.

In the Excursions section you can get familiar with the rules of recording an excursion through thematic exhibitions of the Presidential Library.

 

Panel exhibitions

 

"The Shield and the Sword of the Revolution": marking the centenary of the All-Russian Extraordinary Commission. Security officer in Life, Films and Books
The Presidential Library

The history of land development and cartography in Russia
The Presidential Library

 

Catalogues and albums

 

From the History of Constitutionalism in Russia: projects and Constitutions in the XVIII-XX centuries
The Presidential Library

Elections in the Leningrad region: from the past to the future! Album-catalogue
The Presidential Library


Archive

 

From January, 24 to May, 13, 2019 the exhibition “Materialized Memory: Defence and Siege of Leningrad in Museum Expositions. Marking the 75th anniversary of the complete liberation of Leningrad from the Nazi siege” was opened in the Presidential Library. Documents, photographs, items from widely and little-known expositions and collections of various institutions in St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region are among the exhibits. They illustrate the defence and siege of the city in various aspects. More...

 

From November, 28, 2018 to January, 11, 2019 the exhibition "Eureka "and "Ostrov": Tehran-43 and Yalta-45. The story of landmark decisions", dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Tehran Conference, was opened in the Presidential Library. Residents and guests of St. Petersburg had a chance to see the details of the two landmark meetings of Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill, who determined the outcome of World War II and the post-war structure of the world. More...

 

From October 8, 2018 to November 14, 2018 the exhibition “The Library as a Mirror of the Bestuzhev Courses: 140th Anniversary of Foundation of the Higher Women's (Bestuzhev) Courses” was opened in the Presidential Library. Residents and guests of St. Petersburg had a chance to see rare publications, photographs, documents, and other rarities, which cast light on the history of Russia’s first “women's university”. More...

 

From July 27 to September 20, 2018 the Presidential Library was holding the exhibition "Keeping Orthodox Faith: The History of Church Museums. Marking the1030th anniversary of Christianization of Rus’". The exposition in the Presidential Library illustrated how the church relics have been collected and preserved for several centuries, why it may become necessary to establish the first church museums. More...

 

From May 21 to September 20, 2018 the exhibition "More than a game: to the FIFA World Cup in Russia" was opened in the Presidential Library.

The exposition attracted interest of all fans of the most popular sport in the world. It broadly highlighted the major milestones in the history of Russian football, which homeland can be considered St. Petersburg. It was in our city that the first football match took place, and the first football league appeared in the country. Part of the exhibition spotlighted a man who is called the founder of Russian football, one of the first coaches, the first judge Georges Duperron. More...

 

From March 5 to July 18, 2018 the exhibition "A Path Not Experienced Before by the Russians ...": to the 215th anniversary of the beginning of the first Russian round-the-world expedition" was opened at the Presidential Library. The exposition, elaborated jointly with the Central Naval Library, told about the world tour of I. F. Krusenstern and Y. F. Lisyansky, as well as the history of the formation of interstate relations between Russia and Japan in the XVIII-XIX centuries. More…

 

From March 12 to May 12, 2018 the Presidential Library hosted the exhibition "Journey from Petrograd to Moscow. 1918: to the 100th anniversary of the Soviet government's relocation and the move of the capital to Moscow". The exposition is devoted to the events of March 1918, associated with the history of the relocation of the heads of the new Soviet state, commissariats and other important administrative and political structures. More…

 

From March 16 to April 13, 2018 an exhibition of Vladimir Olkhov "Hero City of Sevastopol - today" was opened at the Presidential Library.

The exposition features works performed in complex and rare mixed technique (gouache, acrylic, tempera), which depict the views of the artist's native city at different times of the year. Historical and architectural monuments, panoramas of Sevastopol and its environs, created by a virtuoso master, are not only accurate, but also filled with a special mood, harmony, purity and light. More...

 

From December 18, 2017 to February 25, 2018 the Presidential Library hosted the exhibition "The Saving Sword of the Revolution": a Chekist in life, cinema and literature". The exposition was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the first Soviet body of state security, the All-Russian Extraordinary Commission for Combating Counter-Revolution and Sabotage. More...

 

From September 1, 2017 to February 22, 2018 for the visitors of the Presidential Library an exhibition "To protect nature means to protect the Motherland" : for the Year of Ecology in Russia" was opened. The Year of Ecology and the year of specially protected natural territories were not accidentally chosen by the theme of 2017. January 11 marked the 100th anniversary of the first state reserve in the history of Russia - Barguzinsky. It is considered that from this moment the formation of a modern Russian system of specially protected natural areas is being counted. More…

 

From December 14, 2017 to January 14, 2018 the Presidential Library hosts a multimedia exhibition "Knight of Art. To Albert Charkin's 80th birthday". Thanks to modern computer technologies, guests of the Presidential Library can get a holistic view of the work of the national artist Albert Serafimovich: images from the most remote corners of the world will literally "come to life" on plasma panels, the slides will be accompanied with detailed annotations that present the history of creation of each work.

 

From September 4 to December 8, 2017 an exhibition dedicated to two important events in the history of the North-West region of Russia - the 90th anniversary of the Leningrad and the 80th anniversary of the Vologda region - was opened in the exhibition hall of the Presidential Library.

Today, the Leningrad and Vologda regions are neighbors, along with other regions that are part of the North-Western Federal District. Meanwhile, despite the formal unification in the framework of one district in 2000, most of the regions for centuries formed a certain territorial, economic and political unity. Visitors of the exhibition will learn how the territories of the modern Vologda and Leningrad regions have been developed since antiquity to the present day, and the exposition will tell about key events in their history. More…