September 24, 2017, marks the 278th anniversary of the birth of the Russian state and military leader Grigory Aleksandrovich Potemkin-Tavricheski (1739—1791). The Presidential Library has collected a large number of materials dedicated to of the Empress’ Catherine II right-hand man and supporter, besides biographies, also including documentary evidences of the great deeds committed for the development and strengthening of the Russian Empire.
On September 21, 2017, a working meeting of the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev and the Prime Minister of Finland Juha Sipilä took place at the premises of the Presidential Library in St. Petersburg. The meeting was held on the opening day of the Russian-Finnish Cultural Forum, timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence.
From September 21 to November 30, 2017, the Presidential Library will conduct the first round of “Russia in the Electronic World” Annual Interactive School Olympiad in History, Social Studies and the Russian Language Arts. Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia provides the traditional support for the project.
The personality of Alexei Tolstoy was the connecting link between the Golden Age and the Silver Age, because it has so rare in pen craft universalism. Chief researcher at the Institute of Russian Literature (Pushkin House) of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vladimir Kotelnikov, PhD in Philology, told that at public video lecturing of the Presidential Library entitled “An admirer of the decent muse: on the 200th anniversary of the birth of A. K. Tolstoy.”
The Presidential Library expands the circle of its partners, and there is no exception for the sphere of medicine. The library on 3 Senate Square in St. Petersburg concluded a cooperation agreement with the Federal State Budgetary Institution of Additional Professional Education “Central State Medical Academy.”
September 25, 2017, marks 111 years since the birth of Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (1906-1975), a great Russian and Soviet composer, who was destined to become one of the most performed authors in the world and the creator of the musical symbol of the fortitude of our city — the Seventh (Leningrad) Symphony.
September 16, 2017, marks the 270th anniversary of the birth of the great Russian military leader Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov. The electronic fund of the Presidential Library contains numerous materials dedicated to the life and military activities of the Field Marshal General: rare editions of the XIX — the early XX century and studies, as well as historical documents.