The winner of the competition to create a monument to Haji Zeynalabdin Tagiyev was selected

The monument to Haji Zeynalabdin Tagiyev will be made according to the project of people's artist Khanlar Akhmedov.

 By the decision of the jury, out of 26 projects submitted to the open sculpture competition held by the Ministry of Culture, the executive authority of Baku and the Heydar Aliyev Foundation to create a monument to Haji Zeynalabdin Tagiyev, Khanlar Akhmedov's project was chosen as the winner.

 The monument to Haji Zeynalabdin Tagiyev will be installed on the site near the Icheri Sheher metro station (Istiglaliyat street).



An exhibition of unique musical instruments of the peoples of the world opened in the Heydar Aliyev Center

On September 17, the opening ceremony of the exhibition "Musical instruments: unity and diversity" was held in the Heydar Aliyev Center.

 At the event, rector of the Azerbaijan National Conservatory, people's artist, Professor Siyavush Kerimi spoke about the significance of the exhibition, which opened on the eve of the national music Day.



The opening ceremony of the XI international music festival named after Uzeyir Hajibeyli was held in Baku

On September 18, Baku hosted the opening ceremony of the XI international music festival named after Uzeyir Hajibeyli, organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the Ministry of Culture.

The Azerbaijani state symphony orchestra named after Uzeyir Hajibeyli under the direction of the artistic director and chief conductor, people's artist, Rauf Abdullayev and the soloist - Russian cellist, winner of the 16th Tchaikovsky International Competition Sergei Dogadin performed at the evening. The concert included an Overture from the Opera "Koroglu" by Uzeyir Hajibeyli, a concert for violin and orchestra by Jan Sibelius and the Sixth Symphony by the outstanding Azerbaijani composer, people's artist of the USSR, academician Arif Melikov in memory of the master.


The works of the IV International Sculpture Symposium "Song of the stone" are dedicated to the brilliant poet Nasimi

In the archaeological and ethnographic Museum complex "Gala" began the IV International Sculpture Symposium entitled "Song of the stone".

 This time the works created at the Symposium are dedicated to the works of Azerbaijani poet and thinker Imadeddin Nasimi, whose 650th anniversary is celebrated. This Symposium is attended by 11 sculptors from 8 countries.


Nasimi festival began with an exhibition entitled "Iranian secrets"

at the Shirvanshah Palace

On September 28, with the organizational support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the Ministry of Culture, the second Nasimi Festival of poetry, art and spirituality began its work at the Shirvanshah Palace with the exhibition "Iranian secrets".

 At the exposition on the territory of the Palace, there are samples of video art devoted to the aspects of spiritual and moral development, graphics, installations, and kinetic objects.


Book culture - for students

The Presidential library of the Republic of Belarus on 12 and 13 September 2019, hosted tours for students of 1 course of a specialty "cultural science" of Belarusian State University of culture and arts and students of the Department of socio-cultural activities of the Department of socio-cultural technologies of Saint-Petersburg State Institute of culture.


"Magic Realism" by Valery Skorubo

On September 26, 2019, the Presidential library of the Republic of Belarus hosted the opening of the art exhibition "Magic realism" by the Belarusian artist-painter, honored artist of the Republic of Belarus (2014) and laureate of the State Prize of the Republic of Belarus (2002) Valery Fedorovich Shkarubo.



Valentin Yumashev: in the nineties, the presidential administration did not press journalists

In the framework of the project "Rise of the Russian media. The Yeltsin Era. 1992-1999" Yeltsin Media portal publishes an interview with Natalia Rostova with key figures of the media sphere of the 90s. The other day Valentin Yumashev told about that time.



Alexander Markov - on natural selection working against us

The Speech of Doctor of biological sciences Alexander Markov, who heads the Department of biological evolution of the faculty of biology of Moscow State University named after M. V. Lomonosov, was held in the framework of the popular scientific lecture "Not agreed" - an educational project Yeltsin Center and lab. Media.


Konstantin Novoselov: "Main rule is not to follow the rules"

Some of the events of the V Ural industrial biennale of contemporary art were held at the Yeltsin Center. Among them a meeting with its participant - Nobel prize winner, physicist, and artist Konstantin Novoselov.

He received the Nobel prize in 2010 together with his teacher Andrei Geim for the discovery of the unique properties of graphene - the lightest and most durable electrically conductive version of the carbon compound, which has already become an excellent replacement for silicon in the semiconductor industry.



The world through the eyes of the young: museum after hours

Every year, on September 21, the international day of peace is celebrated. The celebration was held in the format of an interactive multimedia installation at the Boris Yeltsin Museum.

On the screen, animated videos were shown, revealing the 17 principles of sustainable development of the world, and in between the videos, their young creators through songs, dance and other collective actions involved visitors in the process of comprehension of the material.


Memories of the blockade: "Before the war, I collected candy wrappers, during the war – fragments from bombs and shells"

During the campaign to preserve the historical memory of the siege of Leningrad, which is held by the Presidential library in conjunction with the newspaper "Petersburg diary" and "Radio Russia – St. Petersburg", Petersburger Marina Goloushina brought to digitize a unique book "My blockade". Only two printed copies were made by her family. In the edition - memoirs of her mother Zinaida Arkadyevna Fedyushina who spent in the city on the Neva all 872 blockade days, and later described the impressions about sorrows and small joys of the blockade childhood. The book is decorated with drawings of a granddaughter of Zinaida Arkadyevna - Julia Goloushina.


Leo Tolstoy was the same philosopher of the school as Pestalozzi, Montesquieu, Comenius

"What am I and how to live my life", – L. N. Tolstoy writes in "False Sciences", and said immediately puts forward two main problems of philosophy. Tolstoy's whole activity is nothing but the solution of these questions, the solution not by scientific analysis and the use of terms such as "transcendent", "phenomenal", and by philosophical, world-embracing synthesis...", - the sociologist P. Sorokin notes in the study "L. N. Tolstoy as a philosopher" (1914), stored in the electronic fund of the Presidential library.


Konstantin Tsiolkovsky: "Love for the eternal aspiration of labor – for the sun, for liberation from the chains of gravity, in me laid almost from birth»

September 17, 2019 marks the 162nd anniversary of the birth of the inventor, scientist, and founder of cosmonautics and prominent figure of Russian cosmism Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky (1857-1935). The Fund of the Presidential library has formed an extensive collection dedicated to this bright person.



The young poets met in the Presidential library


The Presidential library hosted a master class of children's writer Marina Lykova "Love of books through children's lines".

Marina Lykova is the author of stories for children of preschool and primary school age: "We are similar", "Why should we learn to read?", "Rubber", "Excursion to the Museum of Water", "How I learned to swim", etc. it is also worth noting that Marina Vladimirovna is a nominee of the prize "Poet 2017" of the Russian Union of writers in the field of children's literature.



Rare Kennedy Photos Go Inside America's Most Famous Family at JFK Library

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum has made hundreds of Kennedy family photos viewable online, giving a nation still obsessed with Camelot a candid new glimpse into their everyday lives. The Boston museum says it has completed an 18-month project to catalog and digitize more than 1,700 black-and-white Kennedy family snapshots.



2019 Roosevelt Leadership Awards Presented to Neal, Brady, Reed & Camp


WASHINGTON, DC – At a dinner this past Thursday at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston, The Ripon Society and Franklin Center for Global Policy Exchange honored four leaders of the Ways & Means Committee with the 2019 Roosevelt Leadership Award, an honor that is given in the spirit of America’s 26th  President and is intended to recognize leaders who today embody some of the same qualities that Theodore Roosevelt displayed throughout his life and career.



LBJ Presidential Center Supreme Court Justice Neil talks new book at LBJ Presidential Library on Thursday


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch appeared at an event Thursday evening at the LBJ Presidential Library to talk about his new book, “A Republic, If You Can Keep It”. Gorsuch shared reflections on his personal life, his Supreme Court confirmation process, and influences on his new book. Signed copies of “A Republic, If You Can Keep It” were sold during the event. “A Republic, If You Can Keep It,” released on September 10, details his reflections, speeches, and essays that focus on the “remarkable gift” left by the framers of the Constitution. The book also details his views on how civil discourse, civic education, and mutual respect all work together toward a “healthy republic.”



Obama Presidential Center Obamas to speak in Chicago about proposed presidential center

CHICAGO -- Barack and Michelle Obama will speak next month at a summit in Chicago focused on the vision for the Obama Presidential Center. The event will include young leaders from around the world and participants of programs run by the Obama Foundation. It's the third such summit. The summit will show how the Obama Presidential Center "connects to a growing global network of leaders," according to organizers.

The $500 million center is expected to house a public library branch, house multimedia collections and have community programs, among other things.



Truman Library Construction begins at Truman Presidential Library

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum has been closed for more than a month and a lot of progress has already been made as the building is in the early stages of a $30 million transformation. The work being done now is the culmination of several years of planning and fundraising. Construction crews are already tearing down parts of the east entrance to the building, which will become a new grand entrance when the building opens sometime in the fall of 2020.