The Presidential Library develops cooperation with the National Library of Korea

29 September 2020

The Presidential Library continues to strengthen scientific, cultural and social ties between Russia and foreign countries, actively developing cooperation with world library and archival institutions, as well as cultural centers.

On September 29, on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and the Republic of Korea, which will be celebrated on September 30, 2020, a cooperation agreement between the Presidential Library (St. Petersburg) and the National Library of Korea (Seoul) has been signed. The parties agreed on active interaction: information support, implementation of joint cultural, scientific and educational projects. The agreement consolidated the agreements between the management of the institutions reached in 2019 during the visit of the Director of the National Library of Korea, Ms. Suh Hye Ran to the Presidential Library as part of the VIII St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum.

In the near future, a remote electronic reading room of the Presidential Library, which will provide broad options for scientific and research activities for users interested in Russian history and the Russian language, will be opened at the National Library of Korea.

The first remote electronic reading room of the Presidential Library in the Republic of Korea was opened in 2017 at Koryo University (Seoul) as part of the strategic conference of the forum of civil societies "Dialogue Russia - Republic of Korea".

The portal publicly features electronic collection of the Presidential Library "Russia - Korea: the History of Relations". It includes studies, essays, archival documents and photographs that spotlight certain aspects of relations between the two countries in different historical periods. The signed cooperation agreement with the National Library of Korea, which provides for the mutual exchange of electronic copies of documents, will extend this collection with new interesting materials.