THE PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY in St. Petersburg is one of the symbols of
modern Russia. It is the largest nation-wide cultural and information center, which
carefully preserves national cultural heritage using the latest technologies.
First National Electronic Library of the Russian Federation was created by the
order of the President Vladimir Putin. The opening ceremony took place on May
27, 2009, the All-Russian Day of Libraries and the City Day of Saint-Petersburg.
In 2014 the Library celebrated its 5th anniversary.
The Library occupies the building of THE SYNOD, which is a part of the
architectural ensemble of SENATE SQUARE, designed by Carlo Rossi in the
second quarter of the 19th century. The foundation of the Presidential Library
facilitated the extensive renovation and restoration of the monument. Wallpaintings and stucco moldings were recreated. Restoration works were carried out
in accordance with the drawings and blueprints of the great architect. The
restoration of the architectural ensemble was conducted by THE DEPARTMENT
OF AFFAIRS OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION which is
in charge of the Library.
Along with the re-creation of the historical complex the advanced technical
solutions were applied. They provide smooth operation of the National repository
of the electronic documents on the history of Russian statehood and make them
widely accessible in the digital environment.
The Presidential Library is the largest public and business venue that hosts
international summits, state award ceremonies, official meetings, conferences, symposia, concerts, exhibitions, youth forums, contests and Olympiads. Uniting the past and the future the Presidential Library is open for
- venue hire