Cultural events in Russia and abroad
A multimedia performance about heroism of besieged Leningrad will be shown in Palace Square in St. Petersburg on January 27, 2019 - the day of the 75th anniversary of the complete liberation of Leningrad from the Nazi siege. Based on documentary and literary sources the performance will also feature the latest technologies in 3D Mapping.
A new project “The Kunstkamera’s Calendar” has been launched on the official website of the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography of the Russian Academy of Sciences (The Kunstkamera). It not only features the collection of significant dates from the past, but also highlights the upcoming events. The information in the Calendar is grouped into four sections – “Chronograph”, “Museum”, “Science” and “Ethnographic Calendar”.
The Russian Book Union jointly with the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Media (Rospechat) suggested to the President of Russia that 2019 should be announced the Year of Daniil Granin. On December 21, 2017 the President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed an Executive Order “On Perpetuating the Memory of Daniil Granin and Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of his Birth”.
The Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography of the Russian Academy of Sciences (the Kunstkamera) has provided online access to the Album “Ethiopian Collection of Nikolai Gumilev”. The catalogue presents the unique collections and documents brought by outstanding Russian poet Nikolai Gumilev from his travels to Ethiopia, then known as Abyssinia.