The Presidential Library’s conference to spotlight the upbringing and traditions of Alexander Pushkin’s family

10 February 2023

On February 10, 2023 at 10:00 the Senate Square, 3 will host the annual conference and webinar "Alexander Pushkin's Memorial Day in the Presidential Library". Marking the Year of the Teacher and Mentor, declared by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, the event is dedicated to the poet's educators and teachers, including his nanny Arina Rodionovna, who would turn 265 years this year.

The conference and webinar will be broadcast on the Presidential Library’s portal in Live Broadcasts section, RuTube-channel of the institution, as well as social networks VKontakte and Odnoklassniki.

The purpose of the conference and webinar is to tell about the life of the poet and certain areas of his career.

Well-known scientists, Pushkin scholars, local historians, employees of federal institutions of education, science and culture will perform at the event for students and schoolchildren.

A wide range of issues will be focused on. Listeners will learn about the family traditions of the Pushkin family, about those who raised the future writer, what books he read and what folk proverbs and sayings he later transferred to his artistic world, etc.

A separate speech will be devoted to the investigation into the circumstances of the death of the great poet. Based on the materials of the investigation and the trial in the case of the tragic duel, the conference participants will be told who and how was punished for this duel and what would have threatened Pushkin if he had survived.

Federal innovation projects created in memory of the Russian genius and aimed at promoting the creative heritage of the poet will also be the topics of the conference and webinar.

The live broadcast will be followed by a video fragment of the author's performance "The Tale of Saltan and Gvidon".

The event will end with an interregional quiz about the Presidential Library’s information resources which will be held at the remote access centers.

The Presidential Library’s collections contain a large number of materials that tell about the life and career of the classic of Russian literature. They are available in the electronic collection Alexander Pushkin (1799–1837). It includes digital copies of books, articles, archival documents, abstracts, dissertations, video films, postcards, drawings and paintings depicting the poet and people of his oeuvre.

Accreditation of media representatives is until 11:00 February 9, 2023

Please forward applications for accreditation following the attached form marked Media Accreditation at Alexandra Khudyakova, tel.: (812) 305-16-21, ext. 167; mob. +7 (981) 788-28-08.

The letter should contain the full name, date and place of birth, passport data (series, number, place of registration), a list of carry-on equipment, contact phone numbers, the name of the media.

We draw the attention of the media representatives that it is necessary to forward applications for accreditation and arrive at the event in advance.

Entrance to the Presidential Library is carried out only by prior registration and upon showing a passport: for media representatives - through entrance № 2, participants and guests of the event - through entrance № 1.

In order to reduce the risks of the spread of a new coronavirus infection (COVID-19), the use of personal protective equipment during the event is mandatory for all attendees.