В ноябре 2017 года отмечается 300-летие со дня рождения Александра Петровича Сумарокова (1717–1777) – поэта, драматурга и литературного критика XVIII века. Самый последовательный из писателей-классицистов, он не только занимался литературной деятельностью, но и дал теоретическое обоснование классицизма как литературного направления, характерного для России середины XVIII века. Сумароков был первым писателем-дворянином, для которого литература стала основным делом жизни. Он был одним из основателей и первым директором первого постоянно действующего русского театра и его по праву называют «отцом русского театра».
On November 24, 2017, is celebrated the next anniversary of birth of the great Russian military leader Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov. An extensive array of sources dedicated to an exclusive commander who has not lost a single battle is available on the Presidential Library website. The collection contains the digital copies of research works, popular science publications, collections of documents and visual materials.
The Presidential Library screened a reviewed a documentary released in 1965 by Friedrich Ermler entitled “Before the Bar of History.” Next in turn scheduled Cinema Club has met within the framework of the retrospective screenings focused on “Revolution on the screen,” running in the course of the “Beginning” XVI International Film Festival of debut films
On November 23, 2017, at the round table in the Presidential Library focused on the “Army libraries: yesterday, today, tomorrow” were discussed the further development of librarianship in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. The Department of Culture of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation organized the event jointly with the Presidential Library.
The Presidential Library continues its work on digitizing the precious musical heritage of the so-called cultural capital of Russia. According to the agreement signed with the Saint Petersburg Philharmonia, the first load of concert programs remained in the Philharmonic library — 402 documents to the extent of 1293 pages — was converted into electronic format.
“A number of innovative projects with the objectives of a higher quality of education and an overall qualitative update of the entire educational system are currently on the go in the education system of the Leningrad Oblast,” — Chairman of the Committee for General and Vocational Education of the Leningrad Oblast Sergei Tarasov informed during the “Psychological safety in the regional educational environment” International Conference in the Presidential Library today.
November 19, 2017, marks the 247th anniversary of the birth of Ivan Fyodorovich Kruzenshtern (born as Adam Johann Ritter von Krusenstern) (1770-1846), a navigator, the head of the first Russian round-the-world expedition, subsequently the director of the Naval Cadet Corps, and the author of the first scientific works on the maritime case.