The collection includes pre-revolutionary and Soviet research studies on fishery, collections of legislative acts, archive materials and official documents regulating the use of water biological resources in Russia from the XVII to the present; the collection also includes visual materials (postcards, photographs, posters), illustrating individual stories from the history of domestic fisheries.
The collection marks the 190th anniversary of the birth of Leo Tolstoy – one of the most prominent Russian writers, great novelist, enlightener, thinker, founder of the religious and moral teaching – ‘Tolstoyism’. Archival documents, books, brochures and visual materials, available for study, give an insight into the writer’s versatile personality and cast light on the key aspects of his activities and the attitude of the Russian society towards him.
The collection presents studies of the late 19th - early 20th cc., which cast light on the history of the Moscow Kremlin and its sights; archival materials, which spotlight the restoration of the Kremlin buildings in the Russian Empire; plans and technical drawings, including those that documented how the Kremlin was destroyed in 1812; along with albums, photographs and postcards with views of the Kremlin and Red Square covering different periods.
The collection features official documents, archive materials, studies, educational material, reference and visual materials, periodicals reflecting the history of sports development in our country. The section is emphasized on football. The creation of this section is timed to the holding of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The section includes both historical and modern materials. In particular, the photographs showing the construction of stadiums in Russian cities hosting matches of the world championship are widely represented.