The 10th Scientific Readings in commemoration of O.A. Dobiash-Rozhdestvenskaya

The Western-European section of the Archaeographic Commission of the RAS and Saint Petersburg Institute of History of the RAS on October 22, 2021 conduct the 10th Scientific Readings in commemoration of O.A. Dobiash-Rozhdestvenskaya. The conference sessions will be held in the Conference hall of Saint Petersburg Institute of History of the RAS (Petrozavodskaya ul. 7; room 23) and online. The conference starts at 10.00.

The programme of the Readings (in Russian)   Abstracts (in Russian)

Discussions in the House of N.P. Likhachev

Discussion of the new book by Cand. Sc. in History P.V. Krylov “Ne hodi tuda!” Taina gibeli gruppy Dyatlova i ugro-finskaya magiya” [“Don’t go there!” The mystery of the death of the Dyatlov group and the Finno-Ugric magic”], issued by the publishing house “Inkeri”(St. Petersburg, 2021), will take place within the framework of the popular science program of Saint Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences “Discussions in the House of NP Likhachev”. The discussion will be held online on October 7, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Russian-Belarusian round table “Unknown pages of the history of the Nazi occupation of the regions of the RSFSR and the BSSR”

On October 21, 2021, a meeting of the Russian-Belarusian round table «”Unknown episodes of the history of the Nazi occupation of the regions of the RSFSR and the BSSR” will take place. The organizer is St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences with the participation of Minsk State Linguistic University. Researchers from the two countries, on the basis of archival documents and oral history testimonies, will discuss a wide range of problems related to the everyday life of occupation period, the fate of Soviet prisoners of war, the Holocaust, the partisan movement and the work of special services, and the preservation of artistic values. Also in the field of attention of the participants will be “difficult questions” of history and previously taboo subjects. Based on the results of the round table, a collection of reports will be published.

The round table will be held online. The beginning is at 9.30. Round table agenda (in Russsian)

What was traded in the North-West of the Russian Empire at the turn of the century

What the Novgorod merchants traded, with which foreigners they corresponded, from where they brought the goods to the banks of the Volkhov – the trade history of the ancient Russian city was presented by the employees of the Novgorod group of St.Petersburg Institute of History D.Sc. in History Boris Nikolaevich Kovalev, Cand. Sc. in History Yaroslav Anatolyevich Vasiliev and Cand. Sc. in History Dmitry Yuryevich Astashkin at the round table “Trade Centers of the North-West of Russia” on September 14.
The Novgorod group of St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences was a co-organizer of the round table in the framework of the parallel program of the exhibition “Pskov and Vyborg: Trade Centers of the North-West of Russia”, which opened in the Novgorod United Museum-Reserve. This is a joint exhibition project of the archives of two neighboring regions – Leningrad and Pskov. It was implemented under the auspices of the Russian Historical Society and with the financial support of the Istoria Ootechestva Foundation.

300th Anniversary of the Peace of Nystad (virtual exhibition of one document)

300 years ago, on September 10 (August 30), 1721 a peace treaty was signed between Russia and Sweden in the city of Nystad (Sw. Nystad, Fin. Uusikaupunki). The Nystad treatise was signed by representatives of two powers: from the Russian side – General Feldzheichmeister Count Ya. V. Bruce and Adviser to the Secret Chancellery A.I. The document included 24 articles and a secret article on the conditions for concluding “an eternal, true and inviolable peace.”

In September 1721, the treaty was ratified by Tsar Peter I and King Frederick I of Sweden. One copy was certified by the signature of Peter I and the Great Seal, and the other by the signature of Frederick I and the Royal Great Seal. All formalities were completed after the exchange of signed and sealed copies. According to Peter’s decree, the text of the ratification of the Treaty of Nystad was printed in the printing houses of St. Petersburg and Moscow, accompanied by the image of the Swedish royal seal. The circulation was supposed to be two thousand copies, but then it was increased to five or six thousand. The document was to be sent to the provincial, county and volost centers, as well as to the quarters of the regiments, to be publicly read and announced. Then the ratification was to be kept in the archives of the authorities.

The exhibition presents a copy of the ratification of the Nishtad peace treaty from the collection of N.P. Likhachev. It was printed at the St. Petersburg printing house on October 5 (according to the old style), 1721.

Archive of St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Coll. 283 “Collection of printed publications (decrees, manifestos, announcements and other volatile publications, collected by N.P. Likhachev.” Op. 1. D. 9a.

Memorandum of Cooperation

The signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Cooperation between St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the State Memorial Museum of Defense and Blockade of Leningrad took place on September 7 in connection with the opening of a new subdivision in the Museum, the Institute of the History of the Blockade of Leningrad, whose staff will interact with colleagues from St. Petersburg Institute of History. The document was signed by a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, D.Sc. Alexey Vladimirovich Sirenov and Director of the Museum Elena Vitalevna Lezik.