SIMFEROPOL/AQMESCIT (QHA) -

Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library (St. Petersburg) handed over to Crimea the electronic materials relating to the history of the peninsula as a part of the Russian Empire, press service of the library reports.

The documents were given over as part of the celebration of the 95th anniversary of the Crimean Republican Library named after I. Franco. 

In particular:  "Imperial rescripts of the Empress Catherine II and ministerial correspondence on the subject of Crimea: from the family archives of Count Victor Nikitich Panin" (1872) and travel notes of N. Kostomarov on his trip to Crimea titled "Forty years ago.”

According to the Presidential Library, among the documents sent to Simferopol was an electronic copy of the "Album of the best views of Crimea" (1883).

“It contains 27 beautifully made engravings on steel, accompanied by the text, revealing the key moments of the turbulent history of Crimea,” the press service of the library reports.

The electronic documents will be posted on the website of the Crimean Republican Library named after I. Franco, as well as other cultural and educational institutions’ websites.

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