The collection, dedicated to participants of the second people’s volunteer corps (militia) Kuzma Minin and Prince Dmitry Pozharsky, who liberated Moscow from Polish invaders in 1612, includes publications of the 19th and 20th centuries, which cast light on the history of the volunteer corps, as well as materials commemorating the national heroes in Russian cities.
The collection, dedicated to the bicentenary of the birth of Ivan S. Turgenev, classical Russian writer, novelist and poet, playwright, translator, essayist, includes digitized books, articles from periodicals, archival documents and visual materials, which shed light on the writer’s life and oeuvre, and texts of his works.
The collection, timed to coincide with the centenary of the All-Union Leninist Communist Youth League (the Komsomol), presents publications of the 1920s - 1940s, which cast light on the history of the Komsomol, its goals and basic activities; Komsomol periodicals, which came out during the Great Patriotic War, visual materials of the 1950s – 1990s, which show Komsomol members during different periods of the national history.
Nowadays Kirishi is one of the most rapidly developing towns in the north-west of Russia, while its fuel and energy enterprises are the largest in this region. Since the foundation of Kirishi in the early 1960s the Communist Youth League (Komsomol) members had been the driving force of development of the town. Present-day youth organizations carry on their traditions. Together they create the new history of Kirishi – the forward-looking town.