Guided tours of the Presidential Library and the ‘Memory of generations’ exhibition, dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the full liberation of Leningrad from the nazi blockade

09 Jun , 19:00–20:00
3A, Senatskaya Ploshchad

During the tour, visitors will learn about the history and architectural features of the Synod Building, constructed in the second quarter of the 19th century by the renowned architect Carlo Rossi. The tour will also cover the main activities of the Presidential Library, which is Russia's largest state electronic repository of digital copies of essential documents on the history of Russian statehood. Additionally, the library serves as a multifunctional cultural, educational, scientific, and information and analytical centre, holding the status of a national library of Russia.
Guests will have the opportunity to explore the electronic collection of rare editions, documents and materials on the topic of 'The Russian State and Economy.'
An exhibition, organized in collaboration with the Russian Military Historical Society, will also be available for visitors, commemorating the 80th anniversary of the full liberation of Leningrad from the Nazi blockade. The exhibition will highlight how the memory of the defence and siege of Leningrad is preserved across generations. Items on display will include artefacts from the first exhibitions dedicated to the Battle of Leningrad, organized in 1944 – ‘The Heroic Defence of Leningrad’ and ‘Svir Victory’ (Lodeynoye Pole). These will include photographs, original paintings, and items created by participants in the battles.
The contemporary section of the exhibition will feature large-scale projects by the Russian Military Historical Society and the Presidential Library aimed at perpetuating the memory of the blockade. It will also present the latest scholarly works and documents, discussing the blockade as a genocide of the peoples of the Soviet Union.

The tour is available in both Russian and English.

Admission of participants: by badge and upon prior registration for the excursion: +7 (812) 334 2514,