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Theme: Contemporary Library In The Big City

This event occurred on
February 29, 2012
5:00pm - 8:00pm MSK
(UTC +4hrs)
Moscow, MOW

This event is intended to present new, vibrant and fresh ideas how we can transform library venues in order to change their roles and positions in the environment of contemporary big city, to gain new meaning and spirit of their work to bring innovations and new leaders over there, to do them real hearts of local communities. In addition we would like to introduce expectations of Russian civil society from libraries and their personnel

Turgenev Library
Бобров пер., д. 6, стр.1,2
Moscow, MOW, 101990
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Nkolay Pryanishnikov

Nikolay Pryanishnikov is an architect, member of the Union of the Moscow architects. Expert of Non for Profit Foundation «Pushkin library», a constant member of The round table of the Russian library Association «Library buildings: architecture, design, the space organization». The Head of the Department of Experimental Scientifiс Project Institute, Moscow.

Sergey Sereychik

Sergey Sereychik is the Director of the St.-Petersburg Inter-District Central Library named after M. Lermontov

Boris Dubin

Boris Dubin is a Russian sociologist, and a translator for English, French, Spanish, Latin American and Polish literature. Also he is a lecturer of sociology of culture at the Russian State University for the Humanities and the Moscow higher school of social and economic sciences. Dubin is the head of Department of Social and Political Researches at the Levada Center and the assistant to the editor-in-chief of the sociological journal Russian Public Opinion Herald. Dubin is the winner of different awards for his essays and translations. Chevalier of The Ordre national du Mérite (France).

Maria Vedenyapina

Maria Vedenyapina is the Director General of Non for Profit Foundation of Support of Book Publishing, Education and New Information Technology “Pushkin library” (Pushkin Library Foundation)

Nikolay Kazantsev

Nikolay Kazantsev is the manager of business development, has five years’ experience in the IT sector. He finished postgraduate study in the St.-Petersburg University of Telecommunications, a MA course in the Higher school of economic sciences (business computer science) and Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Information systems in Business).

Lubov Kazachenkova

Lubov Kazachenkova is the CEO of the Publishing Center "Litera-press", the Editor-In-Chief of Magazine «Modern library», the member of the Union of Journalists of Moscow.

Varvara Gurova

Varvara Gurova is the ex-master of barista, the copywriter of «Theories and Practices», the curator of the Project «The Third Place»

Ivan Aksenov

Ivan Aksenov is the project and event manager in Ltd "Falanster". He works in book business and ivent-management from the middle of 2000.

Ekaterina Genieva

Ekaterina Genieva is a Russian philologist, library, cultural and the public figure, the expert of UNESCO. The general director of Russian State Library of the Foreign Literature.

Alexander Gavrilov

Alexander Gavrilov is a cultural manager, the Head of Institute of the Book. Also he is the first program director of the Moscow International Open Book Festival, the first coordinator of the award "Debut", the editor-in-chief of the newspaper «Book review» in 2000-2010, the director of book festival in Novosibirsk. Since 2011 he has been conducting the program "Vslukh", devoted to modern poetry (in the broadcast the program comes out on channel "Culture"). The co-owner of Moscow cafes "August", «Sisters the Grimm», and the bookshops of "Dodo" and "Dzhabbervoki"

Mikhail Ponfilenok

Mikhail Ponfilenok is the senior consultant in the Department of Administrative Consulting, KPMG Moscow. Michael finished the Higher School of Economic Sciences, university of a city of Muenster (Germany) with special subject - information technology in business and Kazan State University

Ivan Zasursky

Ivan Zasursky is a well-known Russian journalist, PhD, the teacher, the producer, the researcher. The chair of new media and theories of communications of Faculty of journalism in the Moscow State University. The founder and the publisher of the on-line Newspaper «Chastniy Correspondent». The author more than 500 publications in periodicals in Russia and abroad. The leader of a talk show «the Press club XXI».

Alexander Rylov

Alexander Rylov is the Director of Department of Linguistic Products of ABBYY company .

Evgenia Chistova

Evgenia Chistova is Head of Projects of Corporate and Social Responsibility in the Vympelcom Company, one of the biggest Russian mobile operator

Anton Purnik

Anton Purnik is the Chief of Department of Management of Projects of the Russian State Library for Youth.

Mikhail Yanovich

Mikhail Yanovich is the Director of Publishing House «New Chronograph», the curator of community «Gutenberg's Smoking-room»

Vadim Stepanov

Vadim Stepanov is the professor of Department of Electronic Libraries, Information Technology and Systems of the Moscow State University of Culture and Arts, PhD

Elena Lindeman

Elena Lindeman is the Deputy Director of the State Public Scientific and Technical Library of Russia

Vladimir Kozhekin

Vladimir Kozhekin is the musician and organizer of musical festivals

Organizing team


Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Aleksandra Vakhrusheva
  • Vadim Moskalev
    Technical Director
  • Anna Trofimenko
    PR Manager
  • Svetlana Zaytseva
  • Alexey Chuvilsky