Russian State Library


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Russian State Library

(RSL), Russia's national library, located in Moscow; one of the world's largest libraries. Moscow's first public library, the RSL was founded in 1862 as the library portion of the Moscow Public Museum and Rumyantsev Museum. In 1925 it was renamed for V. I. LeninLenin, Vladimir Ilyich
, 1870–1924, Russian revolutionary, the founder of Bolshevism and the major force behind the Revolution of Oct., 1917. Early Life
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, who, after the Russian Revolution, played an important role in its reorganization, supplementing its original collection with the contents of many confiscated private collections. The following year it became the country's national library. Renamed the Russian State Library in 1992, it has its main headquarters in a grand collonaded building constructed from the 1930s through the 50s. Russia's national book depository, the RSL now has a collection of more than 42 million items in Russian and 247 other languages. It includes some 17 million books and serials, 13 million journals, and 650,000 newspapers. Among its specialized collections are maps, printed music and recordings, manuscripts, rare and precious books, and art publications. Among its other buildings is Pashkov House, a reconstructed and restored late-18th-century neo-Palladian mansion that originally housed the museum and library and now contains the manuscript and map collections as well as exhibition space.
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Meanwhile, work is beginning on the digitization of the Gunzburg Collection, an archive of Hebrew manuscripts and books, following a recent agreement between the Russian State Library and the National Library of Israel.
Alexander Visly, director of the Russian State Library, told the Russian government's news agency, Tass, that most of the rarest volumes and manuscripts at the damaged library, primarily about economics, philosophy and Marxism-Leninism, had been brought to the Soviet Union from Germany as war trophies.
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