December 10, 2019 marks the 198th anniversary of the birth of Nikolay Nekrasov, a classic of Russian literature, poet, writer, journalist, publisher. The Presidential Library’s electronic collections include not only rare editions dedicated to him, but also critical articles, scientific works and documentaries.
The screening of the film “Petersburg – Mirror of Russia” took place on December 4, 2019 within the framework of the X International Annual Multimedia Contest of the Presidential Library Foreign View on Senate Square, 3. This film is the series of documentary programs “Russia through the eyes of foreigners” of 365 Days TV Channel.
December 5, 2019 marks the 216th anniversary of the birth of Fyodor Tyutchev (1803–1873) - a poet, diplomat, publicist, corresponding member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences, secret adviser. The cycles of his poems are still an unattainable example of the finest and deepest Russian poetry. The biographical documents and abstracts of dissertations devoted to the author’s work are available on the portal and in the Presidential Library’s collections: “Tyutchev’s Poetic Metaphor in a Comparative Aspect”, “Derzhavin tradition in the lyrics of Fyodor Tyutchev” and others.
The Presidential Library is accepting works for the X International Annual Multimedia Contest Foreign View. It is dedicated to the Year of Theater in Russia and its motto is “The World as a Theater”. The contest participants were given the task not only to fulfill all its conditions, but also to show creative skills. Each work should become a kind of scene on which the author, like a theater director and playwright, will be able to show his vision of the world and tell his own story.
95 years ago, on December 1, 1934, at 16:30, the first secretary of the Leningrad regional committee and city committee of the CPSU (b) Sergei Mironovich Kirov was killed in the back of his office in Smolny. Unknown materials of the life of this Soviet statesman and politician are available in the Presidential Library’s collections. They are memories of people close to him - a personal driver and a cook; photographs; unique books, including those edited by Lavrentiy Beria.