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The history of savings business told about at the Presidential Library

21 July 2021

A series of online lectures, timed to coincide with the 180th anniversary of the savings business in Russia, was launched at the Presidential Library.

On November 12, 1841 Emperor Nicholas I signed a decree on the establishment of savings banks in Russia "for the delivery of funds to savings through that in a sure and profitable way". Having appeared as a small institution "for people of all ranks", savings banks have come a long historical path to the largest ecosystem of the country.

At the first lecture "Pyotr Alexandrovich Efremov - Bibliographer at the Head of the Savings Bank" Elena Petrova, the head of the museum department of the North-West branch of the bank told about the director of St. Petersburg and then Russian savings banks in 1872-1893. Not only banking, but also Russian philology is proud of the merits of this man. Pyotr Aleksandrovich was a renowned bibliographer, editor, literary critic, publisher and bibliophile. Works by A. Pushkin, V. A. Zhukovsky, D. I. Fonvizin, A. N. Radishchev, M. Yu. Lermontov, A. S. Griboyedov and other writers and poets who make up the glory of Russian literature were published under his editorship.

The next online lectures will be devoted to the personalities of the first contributor to Russian savings banks and the first manager of state savings banks.

The informational partner of the project is the social network VKontakte.

The lectures will be broadcast exclusively in the official group of the Presidential Library "VKontakte" and on the portal of the Presidential Library in Live broadcasts section.