Pyotr Kropotkin (1842–1921)

Pyotr Kropotkin (1842–1921)

Current collection is dedicated to a Russian revolutionary, ideological leader of anarchism, scientist-geographer Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin.

The collection contains materials relating to the life and work of P. A. Kropotkin: composed in the 1920s of XX century biographies, recollections of contemporaries, an obituary written by the North American anarchist Emma Goldman, as well as recent studies of the political doctrine of P. A. Kropotkin. Writings of Kropotkin are the centerpiece of collection: scientific works on geography and political journalism, advocating the ideas of anarchism. The letters of P. A. Kropotkin and postcards with views of bearing his name places in Moscow enhance the collection.

The materials for collection are courtesy of the State Archive of the Russian Federation, the Russian State Historical Archive, the Scientific Archive of the Russian Geographical Society, the Russian State Film and Photo Archive, the Russian National Library, the State Public Historical Library, the Center for Sociopolitical History of the State Public Historical Library, the Irkutsk Regional State Universal Scientific Library and Children’s Museum of Postcard.

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