A competition of social projects will be held on the initiative of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation

On the initiative of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, the Public Association "Regional development" (RDA) to support the development of civil society, Sustainable development goals, including state programs in various fields, begins a competition of social projects, which will cover organizations and associations operating in the non-profit area, as well as civil groups.

          The competition is open to projects aimed at the development of science and education, support of innovative ideas, environmental protection, solving various issues of social orientation, etc.


Heydar Aliyev Foundation prepared an entertainment show for children

On July 3, Vice-President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva took part in an entertainment program organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation for children deprived of parental care.

Heydar Aliyev Foundation gathered children in one of the coastal recreation places of the capital – Dalga Beach Recreation Center. Children who came to the event on special buses were met by fairy-tale characters. Residents of orphanages number 1 in the Nizami district, number 2 of the Surakhansky district, number 3 of the Khatai district, the Rehabilitation Center for Children with Down Syndrome, and Integration Education Boarding School No. 11 felt the warmth of the summer season and spent a sunny day in the open air.


Days of Azerbaijan culture began in Cannes with the organizational support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation

In Cannes, which is called the city of peace, with the organizational support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, the Embassy of the country in France and the mayor's office of the city began Days of Azerbaijan culture.

The opening of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation carpet exhibition entitled "Discoveries: New motives in Azerbaijan carpet weaving" was held in the exhibition pavilion "Gare maritime" near the Festival and Congress Palace of Cannes.

Executive Director of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Anar Alekberov, Deputy Mayor of Cannes Frank Chikli spoke at the opening of the exhibition.

The music of victory and war

When we remember the hard years of the Great Patriotic war, those heroic days, we often hear, paradoxically, music and song. The music was comforting, gave strength, called for battle, inspired faith in victory.

The song is a lyrical chronicle of time. They reflect the whole history of the country, the pain and joy of the individual and the people. The emotional and spiritual filling of war songs and songs about the war leaves no one indifferent.

In the works of the poet, composer, bard Mark Merman - both poetic and song - the theme of the Second World War is constantly present.


Opening of the personal exhibition "Houses" by Edward Matushonok

On July 11, 2019, the Presidential library of the Republic of Belarus hosted the opening of the personal art exhibition "Houses" by Belarusian painter Eduard Matushonok.


Electronic project "Legal thought". Dmitry Ivanovich Azarevich

The Presidential library of the Republic of Belarus launched a new electronic project "Legal thought", which will feature a collection of rare editions of works by prominent lawyers of the 19th - early 20th centuries.

The next issue of the electronic project "Legal thought" is dedicated to the lawyer, historian of law, Dmitry Ivanovich Azarevich (1848 – 1920).


Opening of the personal exhibition "Radiating light. Painting by Alla Zamay"

The branch of the Presidential library of the Republic of Belarus in the Residence of the President of the Republic of Belarus on July 23, 2019, hosted the opening of a personal art exhibition "Radiating light. Painting by Alla Zamay".


Victoria Tolstoganova: "Now everything can be done"

The Cinema Club of the Yeltsin Center on June 24 hosted a special guest-actress of theatre and cinema Victoria Tolstoganova. It is the middle of the summer but the work of the Cinema Club does not stop. Victoria and the host – film critic Vyacheslav Shmyrov – just returned from 30th - anniversary film festival "Kinotavr" and the first questions to them were about it.

Two films with the participation of the actress were presented in the program of the festival –these are "Storm" by Gregory of Constantinople and "Above the sky" by Oksana Karas. Participation in the melodrama "Above the sky" was awarded the prize for "Best actress".


Dance as an instrument of socialization

For three days from 27 to 29 June at the Yeltsin Centre "Inclusive laboratory of dance: Dance matters" special training for everyone was held.

Master classes in choreography helped special participants to train their skills in social communication, to learn to understand themselves and to feel a partner, to become one with him. And also to start improvisational processes in motion, which are the main tool of socialization all over the world.

Zara Harutyunyan: "Violence does not take root where respect and dignity"

In May, the Yeltsin Center supported the #ISHAPEMYWORLD campaign by placing posters with a special QR code on its platforms. During the action on June 21, psychologist Zara Harutyunyan gave a lecture "Violence. What it is and how to recognize it."

Zara Harutyunyan – is a psychologist, sociologist, and psychotherapist. For many years, she has been researching the psychology of violence and trauma therapy, advising people with depression and suicidal tendencies, as well as people with palliative diagnoses.


Naina Yeltsina opened a bench on the embankment of the Iset

On July 28, Naina Yeltsina opened a memorial bench on the embankment of the Iset River. The bench was designed by BERNASCONI architectural bureau, whose idea was realized by the Yekaterinburg company Rigel.

The bench is made and installed at the personal expense of Naina Yeltsina. On the back, there is a plate with the inscription: "For those who love. Like me and Boris. Naina Yeltsina. 2019".


Griboyedov’s friend, the target for Pushkin’s epigrams: Faddey Bulgarin in the Fund of the Presidential Library

5 July 2019 marks 230 years since the birth of the Faddey Venediktovich Bulgarin (1789-1859), a writer, critic, and successful publisher. The electronic fund of the Presidential library contains all seven volumes of the writer's works, his critical articles, journal polemics, memoirs and letters characterizing him, on the one hand, as a devoted friend of Griboyedov, on the other – as a constant target for the sharp epigrams of Pushkin, Vyazemsky, Baratynsky. In the history of Russian literature, Bulgarin remained as an enterprising organizer of a new journal business for Russia and the author of several outstanding works.


The passionless observer of a light-headed crowd

Electronic biographical resources of the Presidential library were replenished with another collection - "P. Chaadayev (1794-1856)". Pyotr Chaadaev - a Russian philosopher, thinker, publicist - continues to live in his works, published letters, memoirs of contemporaries, research papers and other materials included in the collection dedicated to his 225th- anniversary.


Footage of the blockade newsreel and the battle of Leningrad – in the Presidential library

July 10, 1941 – the day of the beginning of the heroic battle for Leningrad, which went down in history as a unique phenomenon, still arousing the interest of Russian and foreign researchers.

About the incredible price that the Soviet people had to pay for the victory on the Leningrad front, tell the materials of the collection of the Presidential library "Memory of the great Victory" and allocated in its separate part of the collection "defense and blockade of Leningrad", which included official documents, periodicals, memories of Leningrad, food cards, photos and newsreels.


Presidential library - about "poet-minister" Gavriil Derzhavin

July 14, 2019 marks the 276th anniversary of the birth of Gavriil Romanovich Derzhavin, the first poet of Russia of his time, an extraordinary and successful statesman: he was Governor of Olonetsky and Tambov governorships, Cabinet Secretary of Catherine II, Minister of justice of Russia and retired as a Senator and full privy Councilor. On the website of the Presidential library, you can see the electronic collection "G. R. Derzhavin (1743-1816)", consisting of rare materials: military notes, poems and notes of songs written in the words of the poet.




Presidential library – on the anniversary of the legendary battle of Stalingrad

77 years ago, on July 17, 1942, the battle of Stalingrad began. The victory of the Red army in this battle without exaggeration can be called a turning point in the Great Patriotic war. The Nazis could not recover after Stalingrad.

On the website of the Presidential library, there is a large electronic collection "Memory of the Great Victory", which includes official documents, photos and newsreels, wartime Newspapers, books, memories of the participants of the battles and war workers, photos and postcards.

"My dad appeared in my dream, he is still alive..." - unique materials in the Presidential library Fund

The Presidential library continues to talk about the rare documents about the Great Patriotic War, received in the digital Fund of the institution. Among them – a unique album of children's drawings on the poems of Soviet and Israeli poet Alla Naumovna Aizensharf (1936-2018), as well as its animated version. In full accordance with the spelling of poems, composed once a little Alla, the album is called " Germans and Dogs Are Looking for Us."


Ilya Repin's talent as an artist and writer reveals a new collection of the Presidential library

August 5, 2019 marks the 175th anniversary of the birth of Ilya Repin, the great artist, the creator of Russian realism in painting, a full member of the Imperial Academy of arts, nurtured bright national painters and left us with fictionalized memories. They became part of the electronic collection of the Presidential library "I. E. Repin (1844-1930)", prepared for the anniversary of the artist.



A Conversation with former Obama Adviser Valerie Jarrett at LBJ Presidential Library at UT Austin

 On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. presents highlights of the Summit On Race In America: Liberty and Justice for All, held last spring at the LBJ Presidential Library at UT Austin.

Featured on the program is a conversation with Valerie Jarrett, former senior adviser to President Barack Obama.



Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO Sello Hatang on addressing SA’s housing crisis

The City of Ekurhuleni is hosting an event in honour of 10th anniversary of the Mandela Day. CNBC Africa spoke to Sello Hatang, Chief Executive of the Nelson Mandela Foundation about Mandela's legacy and the work of the foundation towards eradication of poverty and equality.



 Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

Author talk, book signing at FDR site in Hyde Park on July 18


he Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum presents an author talk and signing with historian Eric Rauchway, author of "Winter War: Hoover, Roosevelt, and the First Clash Over The New Deal." Rauchway's book examines the 1932 presidential election between Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover and the origins of 20th century liberalism and conservatism.


Eisenhower Presidential Library

Newly renovated Eisenhower museum reopens in Kansas

A museum honoring President Dwight Eisenhower in his childhood home in Kansas reopened Monday after undergoing its first comprehensive renovation since the 1970s. The modernized exhibits in the 25,000-square-foot (2,322-sq. meter) museum in Abilene feature new display cases, videos and digital interactive stations where visitors learn about Eisenhower’s presidency from 1953 to 1961 and about his experience before that during World War II — when he was a U.S. Army general who served as supreme commander of the Allied forces.