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We are pleased to announce the online exhibition History and Culture of Western Europe in the Manuscripts of the 5th to 19th Centuries. The exhibition features handwritten books and documents, including letters of kings and the church hierarchy, legal documents, correspondence of the great figures of science and culture.

The National Library of Russia also presents the exhibition Imaginary Lands on Maps that demonstrates items from collections of our library. Quivira, Eldorado, Hyperborea - these names of mythical lands are familiar to everyone. However, few people know that genuine maps exist, where you can find these intriguing names...
The presented maps illustrate a number of geographical errors of cartographers from different times.

Music Gifts for the Russian Emperors
See music manuscripts presented to the Russian Emperors.
Life of St. Sergius of Radonezh
View the medieval manuscript online.
See a presentation of several exhibitions held at the library.
Digital Library
The resource provides access to NLR electronic materials.

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