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 offers to visit one of the most beautiful libraries in St. Petersburg, which has preserved the atmosphere of pre-revolutionary Russia. The institution’s portal provides a virtual tour of the Bestuzhev Courses Memorial Library, which is part of the Gorky Scientific Library of the St. Petersburg State University.
September 19, 2022 marks the 105th anniversary since the birth of the Soviet Russian sculptor Mikhail Anikushin (1917–1997), a master whose creative work has greatly contributed to the formation of the contemporary look of our city. For many Petersburg residents and guests, his works have already become an integral part of Leningrad – Petersburg. People set up meetings near Pushkin at the Arts Square, while excursions and concerts take place near the Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad on the Victory Square…
The Presidential Library handles the memory of Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky with care by publishing and expending its portal’s collection of rare publications, dedicated to the life and work of the founder of Russian cosmonautics, his works on the theory of air and star navigation, rocket science, astronomy, physics, biology, as well as philosophical and sci-fi works.