Centenary of Pushkin House to be celebrated in St. Petersburg
Centenary of Pushkin House - Institute of Russian literature - will be celebrated in St. Petersburg.
Scientific conference "Pushkin House and Russian humanitarian science" will take place on December 7-8 within the frames of solemn events.
Decree about foundation of institute was signed by Emperor Nikolai II on December 15, 1905, and idea of its foundation appeared in 1899 - on 100-th jubilee of greatest Russian poet Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin. Members of jubiee`s organization committee thought that the best monument to poet will be museum named after him, where personal belongings, manuscripts will be collected.
"Pushkin House today - is a crew of high-quality experts, 3 millions of manuscripts, created by Russian writers, scientists, public activists and cultural workers". With Institute such academician`s names as Dmitry Likhachev and Alexander Panchenko are connected.