Great Greeks of Russia Exhibit in St. Petersburg

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The book and illustration exhibition entitled “Sts. Cyril and Methodius: the Greek Contribution to Russian Culture” part of a series entitled “Great Greeks of Russia” has opened in the New Building of the Russian National Library in St. Petersburg.

Among the exhibit displays are 19th–20th century publications from the library’s collection, which tell about the life of the famous ascetics, and the history of the introduction of Slavic written language, reports.

The exposition will be supplemented by the Calligraphy School created at the St. Petersburg State A. L. Shtiglitz Academy of Industrial Design. The works of calligraphers, using various techniques, are dedicated to the expression of the Slavonic alphabet. Included in the exhibit are calligraphic sketches, manuscript books, and objects of decorative and applied arts.


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