The first stage of the project “Video Chronicle “The Epoch in the Eyes of Contemporaries” has been completed. This project is carried out by St. Petersburg Non-government Organization of Veterans of War, Labor, Armed Forces and Law Enforcements with the participation of St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences and autonomous non-government organization “Dom rodosloviya”(on the basis of a tripartite agreement between these organizations, signed on October 31, 2017). 110 video interviews with St. Petersburg veterans were recorded, many documents about the life and work of respondents were scanned. All material in electronic form is being prepared for transfer to the Scientific and Historical Archive of St. Petersburg Institute of the RAS, which has the right to permanently store archival documents. After the archival description, with the consent of the veteran and taking into account current legislation of the Russian Federation, video interviews and related documents will be available for researchers of the Soviet period of our history.
On September 23, 2019, at the Russian Academy of Sciences, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill, a meeting of the Committee for the Award of the Makarii Prize in the Humanities in 2018-2019 was held, at which the laureates in 6 nominations were determined.
In the nomination “History of Russia” the third prize was granted to the scholars of St. Petersburg Institute of the RAS:
– Doctor of Historical Studies, Leading Researcher of the Department of the History of Revolutions and Social Movements of Russia Boris Ivanovich Kolonitsky;
– Doctor of Historical Studies, Chief Researcher of the Department of Ancient History of Russia Mikhail Borisovich Sverdlov.
In the nomination “History of Orthodox countries and peoples” the third prize was given to:
– Doctor of Historical Studies, Leading Researcher of the Department of Contemporary History of Russia Vadim Ibragimovich Musaev.
– Doctor of Historical Studies, prof. of the Department of Russian History from ancient times to the twentieth century of the Institute of History of St. Petersburg State University, associate researcher of St. Petersburg Institute of History of the RAS Vyskochkov Leonid Vladimirovich – first prize in the nomination “History of Russia”.
We heartily congratulate our colleagues.
The awarding ceremony of the 2019 Makarii Prize laureates for the humanities will take place on October 30, 2019 in the building of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences.