The Presidential Library's video lecture to tell about the military victories of Alexander Nevsky

18 April 2024

On April 18, 2024 at 14:00 Moscow time the Presidential Library, as part of the video lecture Knowledge of Russia, will host a lecture “Military victories of Alexander Nevsky” dedicated to the great commander who did not lose a single battle.

Roman Sokolov, Vice-Rector for Educational Activities and Youth Policy, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Head of the Department of Russian History from Ancient Times to the Beginning of the 19th Century at the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia wll join a video lecture. 

The lecturer will tell about the biography, military and diplomatic activities of Alexander Nevsky. Based on historical sources, as well as the latest research, the most important events of the era will be considered, the outcome of which was determined by the participation of the prince in them. Particular attention will be paid to the Neva and Ice battles, the historical context of these battles, and their study in our days.

The event will also focus on the relations of the Russian principalities with the Horde, the interaction of the grand ducal and church authorities and many other aspects of the foreign and domestic policy of Rus' in the 13th century.

Roman Sokolov will also touch upon the question of the initial stage of the formation of the historical memory of Alexander Nevsky as a saint and national hero.

The Presidential Library’s portal features the collection Alexander Nevsky (1221–1263), which includes studies, essays, biographies, lives, archival and visual materials dedicated to the life and career of the prince.

The video lecture 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 April 17, 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.