To mark the 160th anniversary of the abolition of serfdom in Russia, a virtual exhibition of one document from the collection of the Archives of the St. Petersburg Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences opens, and presents the album “Deputies of the provincial noble committees on the peasant issue of the second invitation to Petersburg in 1860”. (The highest announcement of the Manifesto took place in St. Petersburg on March 17, 1861).
The unique exhibit presented at the exhibition illustrates one of the most important stages in the preparation of the peasant reform – the activities of the provincial noble committees on peasant affairs: this is from the collection of the Minins family, the album “Deputies of the provincial noble committees on the peasant business of the second invitation to St. Petersburg in 1860”. The album contains photographs of representatives of the provinces and regions of the Russian Empire who were members of the provincial committees for peasant affairs and who went to St. Petersburg in 1860 to work on draft documents on the abolition of serfdom.
St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences
and St. Petersburg Branch of the Archaeographic Commission of the Russian Academy of Sciences invites you to take part in the Readings in memory of academician N.P. Likhachev.
The readings will take place on April 14, 2021, begin at the Smolensk Orthodox Cemetery at 10.30 and continue at the House of N.P. Likhachev (7, Petrozavodskaya Street) at 14.00.
It will be possible to participate in the scientific meeting online. The link to the conference in Zoom will be published additionally.
On March 9, 2021 an expanded memorial session of the Academic Council of St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences was held, timed to the 90th anniversary of birth of Doctor of History, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Boris Vasilievich Ananich.
GALART Publishing House has published a new book by. A. I. Rupasov “Diplomatic Profiles” ISBN 978-5-98747-050-3
The book deals with the biography issues of some of the Soviet and European diplomats who have passed away long ago and who played very different roles in the posts they happened to occupy. Soviet plenipotentiaries I.L. Lorentz, F.F. Raskolnikov, A.I. Svidersky, S.S. Aleksandrovsky, as well as their colleagues – the Finnish envoy Harry Holm, the Swedish envoy R. Sulman, the Polish envoy V. Grzybowski, lived in an extremely dynamic time, the transience of which prompted the manifestation of independence, sometimes to unjustified risk. The sketches presented in the book are not biographies, they are some touches to portraits against the background of complex diplomatic tasks being solved by these people.
The publishing house “PA Tribunsky” has published another volume from the series “Recent Russian History: Research and Documents” N.N. Platonova. Diary (1889-1921). Vol. 12. Introduction article by E.A. Rostovtsev, A.N. Tsamutali. ISBN 978-5-94473-021-3
The scientific edition of the diary of Nadezhda Nikolaevna Platonova (1861-1928) – the wife of the famous historian, professor of St. Petersburg University, academician Sergei Fedorovich Platonov is presented to the reader. Nadezhda Nikolaevna, a graduate of the Bestuzhev Courses, was not just “married” to a famous scientist, she was in the full sense of the word his assistant, associate and like-minded person, and her own works left a noticeable mark on historical science. The diary covers the period from the late 1880s to the early 1920s and is a valuable source both on the history of science and academic life of St. Petersburg (Petrograd), and everyday life, the life of the intelligentsia at the turn of the 19th-20th centuries. One of the central themes of N.N. Platonova – the relationship between power and society in Russia. The text clearly reflects the violent social cataclysms of the first decades of the 20th century – revolutions, World War I and the Civil War, the end of the old regime, the beginning of the process of Sovietization of Russian higher education. Leading representatives of the intellectual and political elite of the empire, and then of the new, Soviet Russia, appear in different focus on the pages of the diary.
The publication will be interesting not only for historians, but also for everyone interested in culture, everyday life, and the atmosphere of life of Russian society in the late 19th – early 20th centuries.