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Online video lecture of the Presidential Library to highlight the Patriotic War of 1812 and foreign campaigns of the Russian army

16 September 2020

An online video lecture from the Knowledge of Russia series entitled "The Patriotic War of 1812 and foreign campaigns of the Russian army in the historical and cultural memory of the peoples of the Southern Urals" will be broadcasted on the Presidential Library’s portal on September 16, 2020, at 14:00 (Moscow time). The event was organized jointly with the Chelyabinsk Regional Universal Scientific Library.

The video lecture is available for everyone. The meeting will be held remotely and broadcasted in the Live broadcasts section of the Presidential Library’s portal according to the live events program. It will be also provided on the institution's YouTube channel, as well as on the page of the VKontakte social network.

Igor Novikov, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Russian History and Law of South Ural State Humanitarian and Pedagogical University, will participate in the event via videoconferencing. He will spotlight contribution of the South Urals to the victory in the Patriotic War of 1812 and foreign campaigns of the Russian army. He will also discuss the memory of these events preserved in the region. Besides, the video lecture participants will learn about the role of the mining industry and national military formations in hostilities, and how their contribution to the victory was echoed in toponymic names, heraldry, and folklore.

One of the main activities of the Presidential Library is the digital preservation of the most important documents on the history, theory and practice of Russian statehood. Foreign campaigns of the Russian army of 1813-1814 and 1815 became a logical continuation of the Patriotic War of 1812. The Presidential Library's portal features a separate collection, which presents documents related to various issues of the course of hostilities and the relationship between the opposing sides at the final stage of the epoch of the Napoleonic wars.

The Presidential Library regularly provides interactive lessons and video lectures. The detailed information is available on the institution's portal in the Multimedia lessons and the Video lectures for school sections, which submit records of lectures and open lessons of the Presidential Library.