The Yeltsin Museum is a nominee for the European Museum of the Year competition

One of the most prestigious competitions in the international museum field, the European Museum of the Year (EMYA), has published on its official website the list of nominees for the award, which will be awarded in 2017. It contains 46 museums from 24 European countries, and among them is the Museum of the first President of Russia B.N. Yeltsin. The results of the competition will be announced on May 3-6, 2017 in Zagreb at the 40th awards ceremony. The European Museum Forum has been holding the competition since 1977. It is conceived as a competition for museum innovations and new projects. The jury includes museum professionals, journalists and designers. The focus of the judges is not museum collections, but their interpretation and presentation, work with audiences, as well as attitude towards visitors. Three main prizes and special awards are presented each year: the Grand Prix of the best European museum of the year goes to the most innovative and flawless museum in every respect; the prize of the Council of Europe is intended for museums of pan-European importance; the Micheletti Prize is given for the best social interpretation of scientific and technical heritage. Congratulations to all those involved in the development and creation of the Museum of the first President of Russia Boris Yeltsin with international recognition.…

The Presidential Library appeared in Karachay-Cherkessia

The first information and educational center of the Presidential Library in the South of Russia was opened in Karachay-Cherkessia. The opening of the center took place live on Arkhyz 24 TV channel.The media center of the Presidential Library in St. Petersburg, the library's branch in Moscow, the information center of the library in Tyumen, as well as Khanty-Mansiysk and Penza, were connected online. The information and educational center was created on the initiative of the head of Karachay-Cherkessia, Rashid Temrezov, as part of the implementation of the Cooperation Agreement signed on June 16, 2016. At the opening, Alexander Vershinin, General Director of the Presidential Library, said: “Creating an interregional network, we expected to have bureaus in each region in our representative offices. But as a result, as usual, of the powerful support of the Tyumen region, a whole Information and Educational Center was formed there with the participation of various media in the region, the regional scientific library and our branch. It's nice that this initiative is now picked up in the Caucasus. Interregional information and educational activities contribute not only to the formation of a single information space, navigation and exchange in the electronic space of knowledge, but is able to offer and already offers new interesting ideas, solutions, projects. I thank the Caucasus and Siberia for cooperation.” The reserve center of the Presidential Library in Moscow also joined the interactive meeting.…

The Presidential Library published documents on the history of the constitution

The Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library in St. Petersburg provided readers with a number of documents related to the history of Soviet constitutions.Now these materials can be studied in the public domain - both in the library itself and on its portal. There are digitized documents about the Stalinist constitution - according to it, the country lived from 1936 to 1977. At the end of the document are the signatures of Stalin, Budyonny, Voroshilov and other Soviet leaders. At the same time, three autographs disappeared from the list: the chairman of the Central Executive Committee from the Turkmen SSR - Aitakov, from the Tajik SSR - Rakhimbaev and a member of the Central Executive Committee of the USSR - Rudzutak, who were arrested and shot during the years of repression. The Stalin constitution was preceded by the constitution of 1924. She has an interesting history. On the draft, Stalin wrote with a blue pencil "The Basic Law (Constitution) of the USSR." In 1936, the resolution "An extra document for liquidation" appeared. These words were later crossed out. Materials related to the discussion of the Brezhnev Constitution of 1977 will replenish the funds of the Presidential Library in 2017. And dozens of documents related to the country's basic law of 1993 have already been posted on the portal.


Heydar Aliyev Center opened in Aghdam region of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and his wife Mehriban Aliyeva attended the opening of the Heydar Aliyev Center in Guzanly village of Aghdam region. During familiarization with the Center, the head of state and his wife were informed that the construction of the building with a total area of ​​1900 square meters was carried out at a high level. After getting acquainted with the Center, the head of state and his wife met with representatives of the public of the Aghdam region. In conclusion, a photo was taken for memory.


Happy birthday library!

On December 10, 2016, the Presidential Library of the Republic of Belarus turned 83 years old. The history of this library has more than three quarters of a century. Founded in 1933 as a branch of the State Library of the BSSR. V. I. Lenin and the Bibliographic Institute of the BSSR named after. V. I. Lenin at the Government House, she performed the functions of a scientific reference and information center on law, public administration and economics. From the first days of work, the branch declared itself as a powerful information and bibliographic center, and already in December 1933, the government of the republic reorganized it into an independent Government Library named after. A. M. Gorky, serving not only employees of state authorities and administration, but also other users. Congratulating the employees, the director of the Presidential Library, Sergey Kvachan, said: “Our library is a pride and a true national treasure.It has a responsible mission - to protect and increase the treasures of wisdom and culture, to promote the dissemination of knowledge on the history of the state and administration, politics, law and economics.


The first birthday of the Yeltsin Center - a year in the spotlight

On November 25 the Yeltsin Center in Yekaterinburg turned exactly one year old. This is the first presidential center in Russia. According to the Executive Director of the Foundation “Presidential Center B.N. Yeltsin" by Alexander Drozdov, interest in the object is constantly growing. When creating the Yeltsin Center, they were guided by the American experience. There are already about two dozen presidential libraries in the United States. Three libraries were studied in detail - those of Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. The greatest impression on Alexander Drozdov was made by the Reagan Presidential Library, from where the technological solutions were borrowed. The Yeltsin Center Museum is a place of attraction for lovers of historical science. In May 2016, seven thousand people visited the exposition during just one Night at the museum. Speaking about the plans of the Yeltsin Center, its head said that one of the main tasks is the creation of a full-fledged archive of documents and a depository. It is also planned to open a presidential library with free access for all citizens. Great attention to the promotion of educational projects. The Center is interested in creating an information technology cluster on the territory of the Yeltsin Center and attracting foreign companies.