Alexander Pushkin (1799–1837)

Alexander Pushkin (1799–1837)

Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin (1799-1837) - a brilliant Russian poet, prose writer, playwright, publicist, the founder of the Russian realistic direction in literature and the creator of the modern Russian literary language.

In 2015, which was announced the Year of Literature in the Russian Federation, the Presidential Library developed a collection, which includes digital copies of books, articles, archival documents, theses, videos, visual and other materials associated with the life and work of the poet and the activities of the state in preserving his memory.

Among the materials of the collection there is a digital copy of the Charter granted by the Emperor Alexander I to the Imperial Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum, which had played a prominent role in the formation of Alexander Pushkin. A significant part of the collection is represented by periodicals of the pre-revolutionary period, allowing us to see the change in the attitude to the poet and his work over time. Materials covering the centennial of birth and death of the poet are also of interest. In particular, in 1937 the anniversary of his birth was carefully prepared at the state level, accompanied by a large number of publications addressed to different segments of the population, and designed to make the works of the noble poet part of the cultural life of the Soviet state.

In total, the collection contains 347 documents.

It included the materials from the collections of the Moscow Regional State Scientific Library, Russian State Library, State Memorial Historical-Literary and Natural-Landscape Museum-Reserve of A. S. Pushkin "Mikhailovskoye," Children's Museum of postcards, Tyumen Regional Scientific Library, State Archives Pskov Region and other collections.

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