Recent collections

Recent collections

Alexander Pokryshkin (1913–1985)

The collection is timed to coincide with the 110th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding Soviet pilot, famous on the battlefields of the Great Patriotic War, three times Hero of the USSR Alexander Ivanovich Pokryshkin (1913–1985). The collection contains research papers, archival documents, photographs and audiovisual materials, dedicated to his life and work, as well as to the preservation of memory of this great man.

Russia – Africa: the History of Relations

The collection is dedicated to the relations between Russia and African countries, which are based on long-term fruitful political, economic and cultural ties. It contains research studies, archival documents, visual and cartographic materials reflecting the relations between Russia and African countries from the 19th century to the end of the 20th century.

Happy International Women's Day!

The collection dedicated to International Women’s Day presents Soviet postcards of the 1950s and 1960s. They reflect the meaning and content of this holiday in Russia in various periods: the struggle of women for their rights and emancipation, international women’s solidarity, as well as the established tradition of giving flowers to women on March 8, in which, in addition to men, children also take part.

On this festive day, which marks the beginning of spring, we congratulate all women – mothers, sisters, grandmothers, daughters, wives, work and study colleagues – and wish them health, love, joy, prosperity and creative achievements!

Vasily Zhukovsky (1783–1852)

The collection, timed to coincide with the 240th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding Russian poet, translator, mentor of Alexander II, author of the lyrics of the national anthem of the Russian Empire “God Save the Tsar!” Vasily Andreyevich Zhukovsky, includes his works, archival documents, studies of the poet’s life and oeuvre, diaries and correspondence, as well as materials on perpetuation of his memory.

Pioneer Organization in Russian History

The collection contains official documents, archival materials, research works, methodological manuals, photographs, postcards, posters, notes revealing various aspects of the activities of the Pioneer Organization, including in the Union republics of the USSR.