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Founded on December 15th, 1905, by the noble initiative of Russian culture figures as the memorial of A. S. Pushkin, as a concentration place for manuscripts and relics connected with A. S. Pushkin and the writers of his epoch, – the Pushkin House had from its early days focused its collecting and scientific interest on the legacy of Russian word culture of all the periods – from old times to the modern ones. During the last hundred years there has appeared a unique and indissoluble museum, fund storing and research complex – an unexampled phenomenon of Russian archive-studying, museum studying, academic philology as well as cultural and historic memory – at the same time. Nowadays the Pushkin House stands for three million of precious autographs of Russian writers, scholars and social figures, including 12 thousand pages of Pushkin’s manuscripts; for more than 700 thousands of books and print editions wholly reflecting the history of Russian literature; it also disposes 120 thousand of museum rarities, image, documental and item relics, 15 scientific Departments and Groups, which annually publish 50 book editions: volumes of classics, scholar collections and monographs, serial editions, the “Russian Literature” magazine; besides, the Pushkin House means a particular place and particular people.

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The Decree of The President of Russian Federation

On the celebration of 100th anniversary of the Russian Literature Institute (the Pushkin House), Russian Academy of Sciences

In connection with the coming 100th foundation anniversary of the Russian Literature Institute (the Pushkin House), Russian Academy of Sciences, which is being a particularly precious object of the cultural legacy belonging to Russian Federation nations, I decree to:

1. Hold the celebrating festivities in the honour of the 100th foundation anniversary of the Russian Literature Institute (the Pushkin House), Russian Academy of Sciences.

2. To the Government of Russian Federation for realization in a month’s term: collect the organization committee for preparation and conducting the celebrations of the 100th foundation anniversary of the Russian Literature Institute (the Pushkin House), Russian Academy of Sciences;

State the programme of the preparation and conducting the celebrations of the 100th foundation anniversary of the Russian Literature Institute (the Pushkin House), Russian Academy of Sciences, including in particular its reconstruction, restoration and technical maintenance of its objects.

3. To recommend the territorial forms of government of Russian Federation to take part in the preparation and conducting the celebrations of the 100th foundation anniversary of the Russian Literature Institute (the Pushkin House), Russian Academy of Sciences.

President of Russian Federation
V. Putin

 


Moscow, Kremlin
August, 24th, 2005
No. 979