Session in memory of Boris Vasilievich Ananich

On March 9, 2021 an expanded memorial session of the Academic Council of St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences was held, timed to the 90th anniversary of birth of Doctor of History, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Boris Vasilievich Ananich.

New book


GALART Publishing House has published a new book by. A. I. Rupasov “Diplomatic Profiles” ISBN 978-5-98747-050-3

The book deals with the biography issues of some of the Soviet and European diplomats who have passed away long ago and who played very different roles in the posts they happened to occupy. Soviet plenipotentiaries I.L. Lorentz, F.F. Raskolnikov, A.I. Svidersky, S.S. Aleksandrovsky, as well as their colleagues – the Finnish envoy Harry Holm, the Swedish envoy R. Sulman, the Polish envoy V. Grzybowski, lived in an extremely dynamic time, the transience of which prompted the manifestation of independence, sometimes to unjustified risk. The sketches presented in the book are not biographies, they are some touches to portraits against the background of complex diplomatic tasks being solved by these people.

All-Russian Scientific Conference

St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences invites you to take part in the All-Russian Scientific Conference with international participation “20th Congress of the Communist Party of the USSR: Prerequisites and Consequences” (within the framework of the scientific seminar “The History of the Soviet Era”).

The conference was held online on March 3, 2021 from 10 am to 3 pm Moscow time. Conference program

New book

The publishing house “PA Tribunsky” has published another volume from the series “Recent Russian History: Research and Documents” N.N. Platonova. Diary (1889-1921). Vol. 12. Introduction article by E.A. Rostovtsev, A.N. Tsamutali. ISBN 978-5-94473-021-3

The scientific edition of the diary of Nadezhda Nikolaevna Platonova (1861-1928) – the wife of the famous historian, professor of St. Petersburg University, academician Sergei Fedorovich Platonov is presented to the reader. Nadezhda Nikolaevna, a graduate of the Bestuzhev Courses, was not just “married” to a famous scientist, she was in the full sense of the word his assistant, associate and like-minded person, and her own works left a noticeable mark on historical science. The diary covers the period from the late 1880s to the early 1920s and is a valuable source both on the history of science and academic life of St. Petersburg (Petrograd), and everyday life, the life of the intelligentsia at the turn of the 19th-20th centuries. One of the central themes of N.N. Platonova – the relationship between power and society in Russia. The text clearly reflects the violent social cataclysms of the first decades of the 20th century – revolutions, World War I and the Civil War, the end of the old regime, the beginning of the process of Sovietization of Russian higher education. Leading representatives of the intellectual and political elite of the empire, and then of the new, Soviet Russia, appear in different focus on the pages of the diary.

The publication will be interesting not only for historians, but also for everyone interested in culture, everyday life, and the atmosphere of life of Russian society in the late 19th – early 20th centuries.

All-Russian Scientific Conference

St. Petersburg Institute of History of the RAS
St. Petersburg Branch of the National Research University Higher School of Economics
Department for Archives of the Government of the Yaroslavl Region
N.A. Nekrasov Yaroslavl Regional Universal Scientific Library
Archaeographic Commission of the Russian Academy of Sciences
St. Petersburg Branch of the Archaeographic Commission of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Dear colleagues!

We invite you to take part in the XXII All-Russian scientific conference “Scribes and other mass sources on the history of Russia in the XVI-XX centuries.”.

The conference will be held in Yaroslavl from 5 to 10 July 2021 on the basis of the Yaroslavl Regional Universal Scientific Library named after N.A. Nekrasov and the State Archive of the Yaroslavl Region. The letter of information

International scientific conference timed to the 95th anniversary of Boris Fedorovich Egorov

Saint Petersburg Institute of History and the Institute of the Russian Literature (Pushkinskii Dom) of the Russian Academy of Sciences invite you to participate in the international scientific conference «The Issues of the Russian Literature, Culture and Social Thought of the 19th-20th Centuries: to the 95th Anniversary of Boris Fedorovich Egorov», which will be held on May 31 – June 1, 2021.

The conference is dedicated to the memory of an outstanding scientist and remarkable person who left us six months ago, as an understanding of the scientific heritage and the continuation of the main work of his life – a comprehensive study of the history of the Russian literature and social thought of the 19th-20th centuries.

The conference will be held in a mixed format using the Zoom platform.