November 17-18, 2017 the Russian National Library of Russia (St. Petersburg) is hosting the VI All-Russian Forum of Public Libraries on the theme "The Ecology of the Library: from the People's Commissariat of Education to the Present." In recent years, the forum has become a notable library event within the framework of the St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum.
The M. O. Baychorova Karachay-Cherkess Historical-Cultural and Natural Museum-Reserve (Cherkessk) presents the exhibition of the Leo Tolstoy State Museum (Moscow) "Caucasian roads of Leo Tolstoy", which is based on unique materials stored in the museum's funds. Manuscripts, notebooks of the writer, photographs, picturesque and graphic works of famous artists allow to open the door to the creative laboratory of the young Tolstoy, to feel the bright, colorful and disturbing world of the Caucasus, in which he found himself in 1851, having arrived with his elder brother Nikolai Tolstoy and enrolling in military service.
The Multimedia Art Museum and the Mayakovski State Museum (Moscow) present the exhibition "Tretyakov.doc", timed to the 125th anniversary of the birth of Sergei Mikhailovich Tretyakov (1892-1937). The exhibition will first introduce viewers to the work of one of the most notable figures of the national cultural life of the 1920s and early 1930s. Writer, poet, playwright, screenwriter, translator, theorist of fact literature, he collaborated with the leading masters of that time - V. Mayakovski, Vs. Meyerhold, S. Eisenstein, A. Rodchenko, B. Brecht, D. Heartfield.
The St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum is a unique cultural event of the world level, a discussion platform attracting several thousand cultural experts from all over the world: the stars of the drama theater, opera and ballet, outstanding directors and musicians, public figures, representatives of government and business, academic community.
In the year of the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution, the Gatchina Museum-Reserve and the State Museum of Political History of Russia (St. Petersburg) present the exhibition "Gatchina.1917" from November 16, 2017. In the exhibition halls of the Arsenal square, the story of the Gatchina Palace is told in the context of political and social upheavals of revolutionary times: about the fate of the imperial family, about the political struggle, about how the palace became a museum, about the life of Gatchina in 1917.
The new exhibition "1857", which is opened on November 16, 2017 in the Museum "Postal business of Simbirsk-Ulyanovsk", was not by chance received such a name. 1857 is the beginning of the history of postage stamps in Russia. The postage stamp is a special document that tells about historical events that are reflected not only in the subjects of stamps themselves, but also in various overprints that indicate a change in state ownership or the form of government.