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The NLR finished the first stage of the "Digital Avant-garde Books" project launched with Opus Workflow software. The progress report was presented by a member of the Digitization Expert Council on February 25, 2015 at the III International Conference "Creation of Electronic Resources for Culture and Education". The conference took place in the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library under the auspices of the "Electronic Archive" corporation. Watch a record of live stream video.

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We are pleased to announce the online exhibition marking the 175th anniversary of the birth of Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Our Library has developed a considerable collection that numbers about five hundred documents written by the great composer. The exhibition Music from the depths of the soul excited by artistic inspiration demonstrates items from the Tchaikovsky collection held in our holdings.

The National Library of Russia also presents the exhibition Birds Images in Incunabula, featuring images of birds in the collection of early printed editions housed in the Rare Books Department.

News and Events

Dear Colleagues!
We would like to invite you to take part in the 5th All-Russian scientific and practical conference titled "Library collections in the digital age: traditional and electronic resources, acquisition, and use".
The conference will be held on March 30 - April 4, 2015, at the National Library of Russia, St. Petersburg.

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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