On 26 January 2021, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin signed an order, transferring the duties of the Russian Book Chamber to the Russian State Library. The decision should advance the implementation of government initiatives, proposed by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and other agencies, aimed at the development of literacy and literature.
During the seminar, there will be a unique opportunity to visit lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and discussions on the topical issues of conservation and new technologies in document restoration as well as to meet international and Russian experts in the field of document preservation.
The RSL is gradually resuming regular services for readers and visitors, which were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Before visiting the library, please be sure to go through the Provisional guidelines for using the RSL during the period of restrictions.
In compliance with the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation N 239 (dated 2 April, 2020) «On measures to ensure sanitary and epidemiological
Consul General of Italy in Moscow Francesco Forte under the patronage of the Italian Ambassador to Russia Pasquale Terracciano launched an open cultural and educational project «Dante. Secret Worlds» at the Russian State Library. The second meeting took place on 28 November at the RSL Conference Hall.
The exhibition Insects for fun and for real was devoted to the traditions and symbolism of insects in Japanese and Chinese ink paintings and prepared by the Artistic Union of Japanese
On 8–17 October, the Centre of Oriental Literature of the Russian State Library displayed books and illustrations from the Centre’s collection as part of the exhibition The History of Chinese Writing in the Far East, which traced the development of Chinese characters.
On April, 19 the Russian State Library welcomed Ms. Donna Scheeder, current IFLA President, who had arrived to Russia with a professional visit, organized at the initiative of the Margarita Rudomino All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature. The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) comprises libraries, national library organizations, and information services.
As part of the