The book publisher Ivan Sytin was one of the key figures in the social, economic and cultural life of Russia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
His publishing house produced a huge number of quality books and magazines intended for all sectors of the audience from preschoolers to professors.
Ivan Sytin wanted to popularize Russian history, and spread knowledge to the most distant parts of this country and deliver it in such a form that even illiterate people could get it. Thus, there were selected pictures that characterized the main events of Russian history. The pictures were accompanied with texts.
Many of these pictures bear excerpts from Karamzin's History of the Russian State and Klyuchevsky's Course in Russian History. The excerpts are small, but very precise.
You can see the exhibition on the museum's website.
Where: Nikolay Ostrovsky Cultural Center "Integration" at the address 14, Tverskaya Street, next to metro stations Pushkinskaya, Tverskaya, and Chekhovskaya, Moscow.
When: from November 13, 2020, to January 16, 2021
Author: Vera Ivanova