In St. Petersburg will celebrate the 110th anniversary of academician Dmitry Likhachev

В Петербурге отметят 110-летие академика Дмитрия Лихачева

One hundred and ten anniversary of the birth of academician Dmitry Likhachev will be celebrated in St. Petersburg a memorial conference, the award named after the outstanding scientist, the presentation of books and exhibitions.

Dmitry Likhachev (1906-1999) was an outstanding scientist-linguist, cultural anthropologist, art historian, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Author of about 500 scientific and many journalistic works. Made a significant contribution to the study of ancient literature and art. Throughout the years of his activities he was an active advocate of culture, propagandist of morality and spirituality. Monday marks 110 years since his birth.

At Pushkin house on Monday held a memorial conference on “the Legacy of D. S. Lihacheva in the XXI century”. It is planned that presentations will be made by the Director of the Pushkin house Vsevolod bagno, Director of the State Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovsky, writer Evgeny Vodolazkin, Chairman of the St. Petersburg branch of the all-Russia society of protection of monuments of history and culture Alexander Margolis, French philologist-Slavist George Niva, granddaughter of academician historian Faith Zilitinkevich.

State academic Capella will host a ceremony of awarding Prize named after Likhachev “For the preservation of cultural heritage of Russia”. The award was established by the government of Saint-Petersburg and Fund of Likhachev in 2006 to 100-anniversary from the birthday of academician. The jury is headed by the writer, the Chairman of the Board of Daniil Granin. Also in the chapel will take place the concert of memory of DSL.

On Tuesday at the State Museum of political history of Russia opens the exhibition “Dmitry Likhachev. About the main thing”, dedicated to his public activities in 1980-1990. The exhibition will feature personal items, governmental awards, mementos, documents, photographs, letters Likhachev, granted to his heirs. Visitors will see the documentary Chronicles and fragments of his television appearances.

“The documents and photos tell about how dramatic the stages of national history reflected in the fate of Dmitry Likhachev, as a social scientist influenced public policy, especially in the field of culture and preservation of cultural heritage”, — stated in the message.

It will also host the presentation of the book by Vladislav Zubok, “Dmitry Likhachev. Life and age”, which was prepared on the basis of archival materials and includes more than 150 photos from the collections of the family of the scientist, the Pushkin house and the Fond named after Likhachev. At Pushkin house on Tuesday will open an exhibition “Dmitry Likhachev: archival materials, books and inscripti”.