"What does people’s world look like"? It seems to be ours, common, but at the same time, unfortunately, the people living there do not feel this, all the time being in an unstable situation. We give today, we don’t give tomorrow, the day after tomorrow we discuss joint development, etc.” - this is how Dmitry Semibratov describes the situation on the southeastern tip of Russia - the Kuril Islands.
“Eagerly catching native speeches, words and rhetorical twists, he wrote them down ... How many times during hot conversation, snatching up a notebook, he managed to write down a speech or a word that someone escaped from his tongue - and no one heard him! There was no such a word in the dictionaries, and it was purely Russian”, - we read in the study of J. Groth “Explanatory Dictionary of the Living Great Russian Language by V. I. Dahl” from the Presidential Library’s collections.
The Presidential Library and the Russian State Historical Archive go on active and fruitful cooperation. The plans for 2019 are to digitize the historical materials of RGIA with their subsequent placement in the Presidential Library’s electronic collections of 3,600,000 scanned pages. Of these, 3 million 490 thousand scans belong to especially valuable archival documents, 100 thousand to personal funds and 10 thousand to other rare papers.
A meeting of the Organizing Committee for the Year of Granin was held at the Presidential Library within the framework of the VII St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum. At the meeting, under the leadership of the President of the Russian Book Union, Sergei Stepashin, they discussed the plan of the main events to perpetuate the memory, prepare and hold celebrations of the centenary anniversary of the birth of Daniil Granin (1919–2017) in 2019.
Adam Johann - a person at birth who glorified Russian fleet, but under a completely different name. November 19, 2018 marks the 248th anniversary of the birth of the famous navigator Ivan Fedorovich Krusenshtern. The Presidential Library's collections contain a large amount of materials dedicated to the admiral - historical documents, studies, atlases, maps, and much more.
“The divine sign is vividly expressed in human genius, in their thoughts, speeches, and exploits: they stand so high above their contemporaries and are so little understood by them; they plan so far ahead, drawing new paths for the research and highlighting new horizons for posterity”, - Archpriest N. Bogolyubsky, professor of theology, said about Lomonosov marking the 200th anniversary of the scholar, widely celebrated in Russia more than a century ago.
November 24, 2018 marks 288 years (according to other sources - 289 years) since the birth of the outstanding Russian commander, national hero, founder of the national military theory of Count Rymniksky and Prince of Italy of Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov, to whom a special collection of the Presidential Library is dedicated.
The Presidential Library has agreed on close cooperation with a number of major museums in Russia. The ceremony of signing agreements took place in the building on Senate Square, 3, in the framework of the VII St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum. The Pushkin All-Russian Museum (St. Petersburg), the Suvorov State Memorial Museum (St. Petersburg), the Pushkin State Museum (Moscow) and the Novgorod State United Museum-Reserve (Veliky Novgorod) have become the official partners of the library. Organizations were represented by their leaders.
The book industry development, the digital era opportunities and its influence on the interest of young people in reading, the promotion of literature through digital technologies - these and other topical issues were discussed by the participants of the plenary session of the Literature and Reading section that opened today, November 15, 2018, in the Presidential Library in the framework of the VII St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum. The round table brought together representatives of the authorities, the largest publishing houses, universities, Russian and foreign library associations and cultural institutions.