Recent collections

Recent collections

The Imperial Archaeological Commission

Императорская археологическая комиссия была учреждена 15 февраля 1859 года Александром II. Она просуществовала до 1919 г., когда ее функции были переданы Российской академии истории материальной культуры. Комиссия стала первым в стране государственным археологическим учреждением. Сложившаяся в процессе деятельности Комиссии практика легла в основу современной регламентации археологических исследований и системы охраны памятников России. В коллекцию, посвященную ее 160-летию, вошли издания комиссии, а также архивные документы о ее становлении и развитии.

Ivan Krylov (1769–1844)

The collection is dedicated to the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ivan Krylov, Russian playwright, poet, fabulist, satirist, publicist and publisher of literary and educational magazines. It consists of electronic copies of books, articles, archival documents and visual materials.

The Council Code of 1649 (Sobornoye Ulozheniye)

The collection includes 17th-20th-century editions of the first printed (typographic printing technique) code of laws of the Russian state – the Council Code of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich (Sobornoye Ulozheniye), regional excerpts from the document and the researches into history and law dating from the 17th century.

Dmitri Mendeleev (1834–1907)

The collection, which is dedicated to the renowned Russian chemist and thinker Dmitri Mendeleev, includes his works, correspondence; archive documents about his relatives, scientific research, teaching, and public activities; 20th-century studies, which spotlight Dmitri Mendeleev’s scientific heritage, and visual materials.

Pitirim Sorokin (1889–1968)

The collection is timed to coincide with the 130th anniversary of the birth of Pitirim Sorokin - a prominent Russian sociologist and culturologist. He was born on February 4, 1889 into a family of a craftsman in a village in Vologda Governorate. He died on February 10, 1968 in Massachusetts, the USA. Pitirim Sorokin became the founder of integral sociology, made a significant contribution to the development of the theory of social mobility. He published more than 30 books.