Prevention and control of epidemics in Russia

Prevention and control of epidemics in Russia

2020 was marked by the beginning and spread of a new world pandemic - coronavirus disease 2019, which affected the health of many people and significantly influenced public institutions and the global economy.

Considering these events, the Presidential Library formed a collection dedicated to the history of epidemics in Russia. The presented archival materials, essays, and modern studies describe epidemics of various diseases, protection measures, and history of the development of a system for the infectious disease prevention. The sections devoted to plague, cholera, smallpox and tuberculosis are of particular interest. A separate part of the collection includes current official documents on the disease prevention, modern health and epidemiological requirements and rules of the Russian Federation.

The collection involved materials from libraries (Russian State Library, State Public Historical Library, Vladimir Regional Universal Scientific Library, Kirov Regional Universal Scientific Library, Moscow Regional State Scientific Library, National Library of the Republic of Karelia, National Library of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), National Library of the Chuvash Republic, Novosibirsk State Regional Scientific Library, Penza Regional Library, Perm State Regional Universal Library, Ryazan Regional Universal Scientific Library, Stavropol Regional Universal Library, Tver Regional Universal Scientific Library, Vladimir Mayakovsky Central State Public Library, Chelyabinsk Regional Universal Scientific Library, Dnepropetrovsk Regional Universal Scientific Library), archives (State Archives of the Russian Federation, Russian State Historical Archives, Main Archive Department of the City of Moscow), higher educational institutions (St. Petersburg State University, Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Bashkir State University), museums and associations (State Russian Museum, Scientific Reference Library of the Moscow Kremlin Museums, Tobolsk Historical and Architectural Museum-Reserve, Children's Postcard Museum, Russian Geographical Society), as well as Internet portals of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology and the City Centre for Medical Prevention.

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