The Presidential Library's video lecture to be devoted to new research on the siege of Leningrad

1 March 2024

On March 1, 2024 at 14:00 (Moscow time) the Presidential Library as part of the video lecture Knowledge of Russia will host a lecture entitled "The Siege: Research Continues. New Historical Sources and New Questions".

One can often hear the opinion that almost everything is known about the siege of Leningrad. However, learning about the historical sources shows that many problems require in-depth additional research. In 2021, the laboratory “History of the Siege of Leningrad” was created at the St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences specifically to study various issues: labor mobilization of the population, the work of the governing bodies of the city and the front, the partisan movement, the cultural life of the city, military everyday life and others.

The head of the laboratory “History of the Siege of Leningrad”, senior researcher at the St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences and senior researcher at the State Memorial Museum of the Defence and Siege of Leningrad, candidate historical sciences Kirill Boldovsky, his colleagues - candidate of historical sciences Alexander Stefanenko and junior researcher Dmitry Muravyov will speak about the problems in studying the tragic experience of the siege and defence of our city, which researchers are currently studying. 

Nikita Popov, the leading specialist of the People's Museum of History of the St. Petersburg regional organization of the All-Russian Society of the Blind, will devote his speech to the feat of blind hearing people during the years of the siege.

The historian, member of the Russian Society “Znanie”, full member of the Russian Geographical Society and member of the St. Petersburg Union of Scientists Oleg Mironenko will talk about the line of defence of Leningrad.

The video lecture is free. The meeting will be broadcast on the Presidential Library’s portal in Live Broadcasts section in accordance with the program of live events, on the Rutube-channel of the institution, as well as on the social networks VKontakte and Odnoklassniki.

Accreditation of media representatives is until 12:00 February 29, 2024.

Please forward applications for accreditation following the attached form marked Media Accreditation at Olga Dyatko, tel.: (812) 305-16-21, ext. 190; mob. +7 (900) 658-48-32.

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.