The Presidential Library — to the day of remembrance of M. Y. Lermontov

27 July 2017

July 27 is the day of remembrance of M. Y. Lermontov (1814-1841), one of the most profound and unsolved poets of Russia. Focused on M. Y. Lermontov (1814-1841) electronic collection of the Presidential Library contains materials that explore the originality of the poet’s personality, his contribution into the development of new literature in Russia.

The most significant chapters of history of the Russian Navy — in the digital sources of the Presidential Library

26 July 2017

Day of the Navy of the Russian Federation is celebrated on July 30, 2017. There are dozens of various sources telling as about a coming into being and a development of the fleet in Russia, so about the most important events that forever inscribed the names of Russian seamen into the history of world navigation, in the Presidential Library stock. Among these pieces are the digital copies of documents, rare books, encyclopedias, studies, biographies, albums, periodicals, converted into electronic format documentaries and much more.

Pyotr Vyazemsky about a meaning of letters as the special “handwriting leaks”

21 July 2017

July 23, 2017, marks the 225th anniversary of the birth of Pyotr Andreyevich Vyazemsky (1792-1878), one of the closest friends of Pushkin, a literary critic, a co-founder and a first chairman of the Russian Historical Society. There are as famous books in open access on the Presidential Library website and in the library stock, so the fullest his highnesses’ prince’s epistolary intercourse, making an atmosphere of the Pushkin epoch even more authentic and tangible.

The Presidential library — from the primary sources of information about Kruzenshtern’s journey round the world

21 July 2017

7 августа 2017 года исполняется 214 лет со дня начала первого русского кругосветного плавания. Президентская библиотека представляет на портале электронные копии документов по истории экспедиции, которая стартовала из Кронштадта на двух парусных шлюпах, «Надежда» и «Нева», под общим руководством Ивана Фёдоровича Крузенштерна.

Poet and citizen Vladimir Mayakovsky - in electronic rarities of the Presidential Library

19 July 2017

July 19, 2017 marks the 124th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky. A selection of electronic materials from the Presidential Library fund is dedicated to one of the most powerful and original poets of the 20th century: apart from digitized lifetime and later editions of the writer's works, there are also memoirs, commentaries of his contemporaries along with some abstracts of research work examining various aspects of his writings.

New pages of the Battle of Stalingrad with its historical significance — in the Presidential Library stock

17 July 2017

July 17, 2017, marks 75 years since a beginning of the first stage of the Battle of Stalingrad — a battle that turned the tide of the Great Patriotic War. There are some new additions on the Presidential Library website that reveal a relevance of that battle for the war outcome and tell about heroism of the defenders of the city. Among these are digital copies of rare books, memoirs of participants in the events, scans of newspapers, newsreel footages, maps and the wartime posters.