Virtual exhibitions


Virtual tour around the Presidential Library


Virtual tour through 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 through 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 around the cruiser Aurora


Virtual tour around the State Memorial Museum of Defense and Siege of Leningrad


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...


Permanent exposition


An 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 Here are presented printed publications, historical documents, photo and newsreels and other materials reflecting the history of the creation and adoption of the Constitution of the Russian Federation in 1993 and related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 through 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.

Exhibition Halls opening times as from September 1, 2018:

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 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



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…