July 23, 2018 marks the 226th birth anniversary of one of Pushkin's closest friends, Pyotr Andreevich Vyazemsky (1792-1878), whom we know more than a literary critic, historian, translator, first chairman of the Russian Historical Society, and to a lesser degree - as a hero of the Patriotic War of 1812.
July 22, 2018 marks the 422th anniversary of the birth of the founder of the Russian royal dynasty, Mikhail Feodorovich Romanov. Details about the reign of the first Russian tsar from the Romanov dynasty are illustrated at the large-scale digital collection "The House of Romanov. Zemsky Sobor of 1613", which is available on Presidential Library portal.
The Presidential Library hosted the presentation of the July issue of the popular science and history magazine “Rodina”. The authors of the publication, historians, representatives of cultural institutions of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region, employees and guests of the Belinsky Sverdlovsk Regional Universal Research Library participated in the event via video conferencing mode. The event on the closed part of the library portal was connected to the sites in Chelyabinsk, Tyumen, Yalta and Volgograd.
July 19, 2018 marks Vladimir Mayakovski’s 125th birth anniversary, who is one of the greatest poets of the XX century, who vividly declared himself as a playwright, screenwriter, director, actor, artist, publicist and editor. By this date, the Presidential Library has made available an electronic collection "V. V. Mayakovski (1893-1930)".
A virtual tour around the exhibition "The Saving Sword of the Revolution": Chekist in Life, Cinema and Literature" dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the All-Russian Extraordinary Commission for Combating Counter-Revolution, Speculation and Sabotage, is available on the Presidential Library portal. Thanks to the new multimedia product, everyone can see the exposition, which is opened in the building on Senate Square from December 18, 2017 to February 25, 2018.
July 2018 marks the centenary of the death of the last Russian emperor from the House of Romanov - Nicholas II and his family: the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, their children, as well as their entourage. They were shot on the night of July 16 to July 17, 1918 in Yekaterinburg in the basement of the house of mining engineer Nikolai Ipatiev.
July 14, 2018 marks the 275th anniversary of the birth of the famous Russian poet and statesman Gavriil Romanovich Derzhavin. To the jubilee date, the Presidential Library portal features dedicated to him e-collection, which includes digital copies of rare books, archive documents, periodicals, and graphic materials.
July 24, 2018 marks Nikolai Gavrilovich Chernyshevsky’s 190th birth anniversary. The Presidential Library's collections feature a variety of materials dedicated to the Russian philosopher, scholar, writer and literary critic. This, of course, the work of one of the outstanding figures of the XIX century, as well as numerous works that illustrate his personality and activities, including memoirs of contemporaries.
Today, July 10, 2018, delegation members from the Leibniz Institute of Eastern and Southeastern Europe (Regensburg, FRG) first visited the Presidential Library. It was at this site, less than a month ago, the fourth center of remote access to the resources of the Presidential Library in Germany was opened.