On the centenary of the signing of the Svalbard Treaty

On October 29–30, 2020 in Arkhangelsk the international scientific conference “The Svalbard archipelago: From terra nullius to the site of interaction. On the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Svalbard Treaty” will take place.

The conference is organised by St Petersburg Institute of History, Russian Academy of Sciences; Federal Research Center for Integrated Arctic Studies named after academician N. P. Laverov, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Arkhangelsk Regional Museum; Political Encyclopedia Publishers (“ROSSPEN”) and OJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel (“Nornickel”).

For further information: Information letter I

The exhibition in the Reading Hall of the Library of SPbIH of the RAS

The library presents to the visitors at the exhibition in the Reading Hall one of the most luxurious publications – “Tsarskaya ohota” (“The Tsars’ Hunt”) by N.I. Kutepov:
Vol 2.
Tsarskaya ohota tsarei Mikhaila Pheodorovicha and Alekseia Mikhailovicha. XVII vek (The Tsars’ Hunt of Tsars Mikhail Pheodorovich and Aleksei Mikhailovich. 17th century). St. Petersburg, 1898. Copy № 104.

Vol 3.
Tsarskaya i imperatorskaia ohota na Rusi. Konets XVII i XVIII vek (The Tsars’ and Imperors’ Hunt in Russia. The end of the 17th and the 18th centuries). St. Petersburg, 1902. Copy № 109.

Vol 4.
Imperatorskaia ohota na Rusi. Konets XVIII i XIX vek (The Emperors’ Hunt in Russia. The end of the 18th and the 19th centuries) . St. Petersburg, 1911.

Emperor Alexander III expressed a wish to write a study on the history of the tsars’ hunt while visiting hunting ground in Gatchina. It was ordered to colonel N.I. Kutepov, who recruited scholars and collectors A.F. Bychkov, P.Ya. Dashkov, N.P. Likhachov, V.V. Stasov,… Numerous archive materials have been examined and included to this publication.

Scientific seminar “Russia in the Modern Era (the 18th – the beginning of the 20th cc.): the state and the society”

Saint Petersburg Institute of History of the RAS welcomes everyone to the session of the seminar “Russia in the Modern Era (the 18th – the beginning of the 20th cc.): the state and the society”
The report by Candidate of Sciences in Philology M.Yu. Koreneva and Candidate of Sciences in Philology E.O. Larionova (Institute of Russian Literature (Pushkinskij Dom), RAS) «The archive of Turgenev brothers: contemporary status and prospectives of study and publication of manuscript materials»  will be delivered. Report synopsis.
The session will take place on January 30, 2020 at 17.00 in SPbIH RAS (Petrozavodskaya str., 7; Conference hall (room 23)).
Welcome everyone!

New monograph


Publishing Centre “Gumanitarnaya Akademiya” issued the monograph by
E.V. Prokhorova and E.D. Tverdyukova“Prodovol’stvennyi rynok Petrograda-Leningrada perioda nepa” (“The food market of Petrograd-Leningrad during
the NEP period”)
. ISBN 978-5-93762-145-0.

The book for the first time in historiography on the basis of wide amount of different sources (law and regulations, unpublished archival documents, statistical materials, periodicals, diaries and memoirs of contemporaries) presents to the readers a complex study of the features of the food market of the greatest city centre of the Soviet Russia – Petrograd-Leningrad in the period of the New Economic Policy (1921-1928). This study may be of interest to both specialists and vast circles of public.

New book


The new book “Leningrad i leningradtsy v gody Velikoi Otechestvennoi voiny 1941-1945” (“Leningrad and Leningraders in the years of the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945”)composed by A.N. Tchistikov in collaboration with E.P. Shelaeva and D.P. Mitiurin has been published by ANO ROSSICA “Liki” (ISBN 978-5-87417-610-5).

The publication incorporates historical essays, documents from state and private archives, diaries and memoirs of Leningrad citizens, which outline different aspects of the everyday life of the city in the years 1941-1945. The book has a wide range of illustrative materials (more than 650 images) including archival and modern photographs, sketches, engravings, posters and paintings of war and post-war periods.

On the schedule of the Reading hall of the Archive

Dear visitors!

The Reading Hall
of the Scientific-Historical Archive of the Institute

will be closed from December 25, 2019
till January 8, 2020 (inclusively).