library's stock of newspapers includes thou sands of
different titles which appeared in places across the vast
Russia Empire and later the Soviet Union. Practically the
same can be said of the periodicals, the rich spectrum of
which reflects the many shades of Russian public life over
the course of two centuries. The specialist stocks occupy
a place of their own among the library's treasures.
first Russian printed newspaper, Vedemosti.
them are the collection of Russian and foreign
cartographic publications which embraces more than
170,000 maps and atlases, the collection of photographs
of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a unique
collection of handwritten scores, published music,
collections of Russian and European engravings, Russian lubok
prints. ex libris, contemporary prints and posters.
sokrovishcha Rossii (Artistic treasures of Russia), a
monthly anthology, 1901-07