July

July

  • The Constitution (basic law) of the RSFSR of 1918

    The collection which marks the centenary of the first Soviet Constitution features its 1918 and 1940 editions; the list of participants of the Commission set up to draft the Constitution; methodical materials and shorthand records of the Commission’s meetings; drafts of the Constitution; theoretical works of the Soviet government officials, scientific studies and educational publications which spotlight the main features of the Constitution, the history of its drafting and adoption; as well as picture postcards showing the members of the Commission.
  • The execution of the Royal family

    The collection, which highlights the centenary of the execution of the royal family in Yekaterinburg, features the first studies of circumstances of execution in the Ipatiev House published in the 1920s, in particular a book of the British journalist Robert Wilton, who jointly with investigator N. Sokolov took part in the investigation of the death of the tsar and his family, commissioned by A. Kolchak, a brochure of the participant of the White movement V. Agapeev, in which he dispelled the myths about the survival of Nicholas II’s family, an essay of the Soviet statesman P. Bykov, which was a Bolsheviks response to N. Sokolov’s investigation, along with telegrams of a chairman of the Ural Regional Soviet about the detention of the royal family, and visual materials.