Presidential Library presents films and video lectures online

13 July 2024

The Battle of the Neva, the Battle of Stalingrad, and the first Russian circumnavigation of the world, as well as the wedding of the first monarch of the Romanov dynasty, will be the focus of films and video lectures on the Presidential Library's portal from July 15-21.

Presidential Library tells about poet and official Gavriil Derzhavin

12 July 2024

On July 14, 1743, Gavriil Romanovich Derzhavin, a Russian poet and statesman, was born. The Presidential Library's portal presents an electronic collection dedicated to Derzhavin that includes digital copies of rare books, such as one of his first collections, archival documents, and periodicals. Visual materials are also available.

Presidential Library Tells How Vladimir Mayakosky Became a Poet

12 July 2024

"Give me new art!" Vladimir Mayakovsky cried in his famous poem, "Order No. 2 of the Army of Art." "I want to create socialist art," he wrote in his autobiography, "Myself." And so, he created this new socialist art himself. In fact, starting not with poetry but with painting, the talent of the artist began to emerge in Mayakovsky from an early age. On July 19, the anniversary of the birth of the poet, playwright, actor, and artist, Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893-1930) is celebrated.

Picturesque Russia. Travel through time and space with Presidential Library

11 July 2024

Visit different cities and villages, see the palaces of the capital and the huts of forgotten villages. Look into the resinous log cabin of a Russian hut or into a nomad's caravan. Travel to remote forests and mountain ranges, breathe in the fresh air of wide steppes and the moist mist of rivers and lakes. Worship temples and monasteries, and stop in front of monuments of ancient times, recalling events from bygone years. This all is available with the unique 12 Volume Picturesque Russia collection.

High Commissioner for Human Rights in Russian Federation and Director General of Presidential Library discussed prospects for cooperation

10 July 2024

On July 10, 2024, during a working meeting at the Human Rights House in Moscow, Tatyana Moskalkova, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, and Yuri Nosov, Director General of the Presidential Library of the Administrative Directorate of the President of the Russian Federation, discussed issues related to preparing a new roadmap for their joint work.

Presidential Library marks 315th anniversary of the Battle of Poltava. Little-known facts about Peter I and Charles XII presented

10 July 2024

Peter the Great called the victory in the Battle of Poltava "The Great Victory", in which Russia for the first time showed and realized its strength that had been shackled for many centuries. On July 8, 315 years ago, the largest battle of the Northern War took place, 7 kilometers from the city of Poltava, between Russian troops led by Peter I and Swedish troops led by Charles XII.

Presidential Library celebrates 20th anniversary of Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God's return to Russia

9 July 2024

On July 9th, the Orthodox world will be celebrating a great church holiday - the Day of the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God. This year, the celebrations will be especially significant, as it marks the 20th anniversary of the return of one of the most revered Orthodox icons to Russia.

During the Great Patriotic War, the Tikhvin icon was taken to Riga and then to the United States, where it remained for 60 years before returning to its rightful place in the Tikhvin Dormition Monastery in Russia.