Cultural events in Russia and abroad
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.
The Don State Public Library (Rostov-on-Don) presents the exhibition “It Guides the Mind and Heals the Heart”. The display, which is opened in the exhibition hall, was prepared by the library staff as part of the project “Literature in the Foreground” timed to coincide with the Year of Theatre in Russia. It features works of the Russian and world literature, which formed the basis of plays, operas and ballets of theatrical seasons of the Imperial theatres staged from mid. 19th c. to the early 20th c.
A new mobile app has been developed for the Moscow Planetarium. It is currently being tested. In early March the application will be available for download in Russian and English via Android and iOS stores. Residents and tourists of the city will have an opportunity to plan their visit to the museum: study ongoing and upcoming exhibitions, lectures and film shows, and buy a ticket. More than 100 free educational lectures and articles about space will become available to users via the online library.