On April 3, 2018 the session of the Academic Council of SPbIH RAS and SPb branch of the Archaeographic Commission timed to 130-anniversary of outstanding Russian scholar D.Sc in History S.N. Valk (1887-1975) has taken place.
The award of the President of the Russian Federation for young scientists for 2017 was granted to Cand. Sc. In History, research fellow of the Scientific and Historical Archive of the Institute Nikita Viktorovich Bashnin for his contribution to the research on relations between the state and the Orthodox church, developments of the monastery system and publication of historical sources of 15th-19th centuries.
“Dmitrii Bulanin” publishing house has issued a new publication “Jurnaly Komiteta Zapadnyh Gubernii”, tom 1:1831-1835 gg. (“The Journals of the Committee of the Western Provinces”. Vol. 1: 1831-1835). It was prepared and composed by T.V. Andreeva, I.N. Vibe, B.P. Milovidov, D.N. Shilov.
The Journals of the Committee of the Western Provinces (1831-1835) are highly important historical source on the history of large-scale governmental activities carried out in one of the largest and the most ethnically complicated regions of the Russian Empire, the Western territory, during the first years after th Polish rebellion of 1830-1831. These documents are published completely with no deletions or abridgment and are accompanied by appendix and indexes
On December 26, 2017 Antonina Fedorovna Tutova, who was the head of the Institute’s library in 1978-1998, deceased.
From 1956 till 2014, all her life, Antonina Fedorovna worked in the Library of the Russian Academy of Sciences. She was a kind and considerate person, really loved institute and her job. For several generations of readers the Library of the Institute and memory of Antonina Fedorovna would be inseparable.
The publishing house of “Pushkin fond” (Izdatelstvo “Pushkinskogo fonda”) issued a new book in a series “Gosudarstvennye deyateli Rossii glazami sovremennikov” (Russian statesmen through the eyes of contemporaries) “S.Yu. Witte in the memoirs of contemporaries” composed and edited by I.V. Lukoianov, SPb., 2018 (ISBN 978-5-9500595-2-0).
Sergei Yulyevich Witte had a great influence on the development of Russia. Due to his efforts Russian economy in 1890s-1900s was growing. He saved the monarchy insisting on Nicholas II signing the Manifesto of the October 17th giving Russian people basic civil liberties. Being an opponent to war with Japan Witte wasn’t able to prevent it, but succeeded in making acceptable peace.
Numerous evidences of both associates and opponents of Witte, included in this book, present the readers not only a strong but contradictory person, they also offer a description of conflicting epoch of the two last Russian emperors when the destiny of the country was at stake.