The Bronze Horseman - Guardian of St. Petersburg

18 August 2022

“Who of us, passing through Petrovsky Square, did not stop in front of the monument to Peter I...who arranged and enlightened Russia, making it strong and powerful? - writes the historian and theologian Anton Ivanovsky (1823-1873) in the book Conversations about Peter the Great and his collaborators (1872), posted on the Presidential Library’s portal. “But when viewing this monument, did any of us have to think about how much work and incredible efforts had to be used to build this marvelous monument, leading to amazement?..”

Unknown facts about the crown of the Russian Empire revealed by the Presidential Library

18 August 2022

260 years ago, a large imperial crown of the Russian Empire, the main dynastic regalia and an attribute of the power of Russian monarchs, was created. For the first time, Russian subjects saw it at the solemn coronation of Catherine II, which took place on September 22 (October 3, according to a new style), 1762. From then until the fall of the monarchy, the large imperial crown witnessed the most solemn state ceremonies and significant events. It was crowned by all Russian monarchs from Catherine the Great to the last Russian emperor Nicholas II. The Presidential Library’s materials illustrate the history of the crown of the Russian Empire.

The Presidential Library shared its experience at the International Forum

17 August 2022

Президентская библиотека приняла участие во II Международном форуме «Через библиотеку – к развитию общества», который состоялся 16 и 17 августа 2022 года в Республике Тыва. Организаторами мероприятия выступили Министерство культуры и туризма Республики Тыва, Национальная библиотека им. А. С. Пушкина Республики Тыва и Тувинская библиотечная ассоциация.

The Presidential Library’s new collection dedicated to Vissarion Belinsky

16 August 2022

The Presidential Library has formed the collection Vissarion Belinsky dedicated to the life and career of one of the most famous critics in Russia in the 19th century. It features digital copies of books, periodicals and archival documents. Some of the materials were provided by the winner of the contest of the Presidential Library "Regions of Russia in Persons" (2021) of the Lermontov Penza Regional Library.

Walking around the Summer Garden with the Presidential Library

13 August 2022

The Summer Garden is considered to be the same age as St. Petersburg; it was founded by Peter I in 1704. The line “This hand of Poltava planted a garden” by the poet Pyotr Vyazemsky is not accidental - indeed, the plan of the Summer Garden was created by the emperor himself. More information about the main milestones in the history of the Summer Garden is available in the materials published on the Presidential Library’s portal.