• Book/Printed Material
    Prosvetitel' Vostochno? Sibiri.
    Просветитель Восточной Сибири.
    This hagiographic text tells the story of Father Ioann Veniaminov (1797-1879), who later became Saint Innokentii of Alaska. Veniaminov was one of the greatest of the Russian Orthodox missionaries to Alaska, then known as Russian America. A native of the city of Irkutsk in Siberia, Veniaminov volunteered to go to Alaska in 1823. He settled with his wife and family in Unalaska where he...
    • Contributor: Barsukov, Ivan
    • Date: 1885
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    [Natives of Siberia Being Brought Under the Tsar's Rule. Kissing the Ataman's Saber in Expression of Obedience and Loyalty].
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    Presented here is one of 21 watercolors (out of an original 27) from an album relating to the history of the Siberian Cossacks held by the Rare Books Department of the Russian State Library in Moscow. The watercolors are by the artist, ethnographer, and writer Nikolai Nikolaevich Karazin (1842-1908). The album was created as a gift for the future Tsar Nicholas II (1868-1918, reigned...
    • Contributor: Karazin, N. N. (Nikola? Nikolaevich) - Nicholas II - Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia
    • Date: 1891
  • Blog
    How Do You Say "Library" in…? I've asked a few people from the Law Library of Congress to say "Library" in their native language.
    • Contributor: Weber, Andrew
    • Date: 2016-08-11
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    Nachatki khristianskogo uchenii?a?, ili Kratkai?a? svi?a?shchennai?a? istorii?a? i Kratki? khristianski? katekhizis.
    Начатки христианского учения, или Краткая священная история и Краткий христианский катехизис.
    Ioann Veniaminov (1797-1879) was a Russian Orthodox priest who in 1823 volunteered to go to Alaska as a missionary. Settling with his wife and family in Unalaska, he built a church and school and began his lifelong task of studying the native languages of the region. With the help of the Aleut chief Ivan Pan'kov, Veniaminov invented an alphabet for the Unangan (Aleut) language...
    • Date: 1840
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    Zapiski ob atkhinskikh aleutakh i koloshakh. I. Veniaminova, sostavli?a?i?u?shchie tret'i?u? chast' Zapisok ob ostrovakh Unalashkinskogo otdela.
    Записки об атхинских алеутах и колошах. И. Вениаминова, составляющие третью часть Записок об островах Уналашкинского отдела.
    Father Ioann Veniaminov (1797-1879) was one of the greatest of the Russian Orthodox missionaries to Alaska. In the early 1820s, Veniaminov volunteered to go to Alaska and settled with his wife and family in Unalaska in the Aleutian Islands. He built a church and school and began his lifelong task of studying the native languages of the region. He created alphabets for several native...
    • Date: 1840
  • Blog
    How Do You Say "Law" in…? As we are the Law Library of Congress, I thought it would be nice to ask staff to say the word law in their native language.
    • Contributor: Weber, Andrew
    • Date: 2016-06-10
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    Zami?e?chanii?a? o koloshenskom" i kad'i?a?kskom" i?a?zykakh" i otchasti o prochikh" rossi?sko - amerikanskikh", s" prisovokupleniem" rossi?sko - koloshenskago slovari?a?. Sostavil" Ivan" Veniaminov", v" Sitkhi?e?.
    Зам?чанiя о колошенскoмъ и кадьякскомъ языкахъ и отчасти о прочихъ россiйско - американскихъ, съ присовокупленiемъ россiйско - колошенскаго словаря. Составилъ Иванъ Венiаминовъ, въ Ситх?.
    This very detailed description of the grammar of the languages of the native people of the Kodiak Islands was written by Father Ioann Veniaminov (1797-1879), who later became Saint Innokentii of Alaska. Veniaminov was one of the greatest of the Russian Orthodox missionaries to Alaska. Born in a village near Irkutsk in Siberia, Veniaminov volunteered to go to Alaska in 1823. He settled with...
    • Date: 1846
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    Opyt" grammatiki aleutsko - lis'evskago i?a?zyka. Svi?a?shchennika I. Veniaminova, v" Unalashki?e?.
    Опытъ грамматики алеутско - лисьевскаго языка. Священника И. Венiаминова, въ Уналашк?.
    This very detailed description of the grammar of the languages of the native people of the Aleutian and Fox Islands was written by Father Ioann Veniaminov (1797-1879), who later became Saint Innokentii of Alaska. Veniaminov was one of the greatest of the Russian Orthodox missionaries to Alaska. Born in a village near Irkutsk in Siberia, Veniaminov volunteered to go to Alaska in 1823. He...
    • Date: 1846
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    "Amerika", parokhodo-korvet Sibirsko? flotilii.
    "Америка", пароходо-корвет Сибирской флотилии.
    This album contains 154 photographs taken in the second half of the 1860s and 1870s by a local photographer from the Far East, V. V. Lanin. The merchant V. P. Myl'nikov presented it as a gift to the Imperial Public Library of St. Petersburg upon his return from the Amur region. The photographs represent a variety of subjects, including municipal scenes of Blagoveshchensk, Nikolaevsk-na-Amure,...
    • Contributor: Lanin, V. V.
    • Date: 1865
  • Book/Printed Material
    Russkoe pravoslavnoe ka?ol. Obshchestvo vzaimopomoshchi v" Si?e?v.-Amerikanskikh" Soedinennykh" Shtatakh" k" KhKh-li?e?tnemu i?u?bilei?u? 1895-1915.
    Русское православное ка?ол. Общество взаимопомощи въ С?в.-Американскихъ Соединенныхъ Штатахъ къ ХХ-л?тнему юбилею 1895-1915.
    This commemorative album celebrates the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Russian Orthodox Catholic Mutual Aid Society. The album contains a historical overview of the society and its work, reports on the meetings of the society, reports and statements on activities, the society's anthem and prayers, along with portraits of the chairmen and members of the society. The Russian Orthodox Catholic Mutual Aid...
    • Contributor: Kohanik, Peter G. - Russian Orthodox Catholic Mutual Aid Society of the United States of America
    • Date: 1915
  • Book/Printed Material
    Kratkoe Opisanie ob Amerikanskom Ostrov Kad'i?a?k.
    Краткое Описание об Американском Остров Кадьяк.
    Kratkoe opisanie ob amerikanskom ostrov Kad'iak (A short history of the American island of Kodiak) is a brief work about the ecosystem of Kodiak Island in Alaska. Published in Moscow in 1805, not long after the first Russian settlement in Alaska, the book covers the general topography, flora, fauna, and climate of the island. Kodiak was a popular topic among upper-class Russians in the...
    • Date: 1805
  • Book/Printed Material
    Zapiski ob" ostrovakh" Unalashkinskago otdi?e?la. Sostavlennai?a? I. Veniaminovym".
    Записки объ островахъ Уналашкинскаго отд?ла. Составленная И. Венiаминовымъ.
    This book is a two volume overview of the Unalaska Islands (also known today as the Fox Islands). Volume 1 provides a detailed description of the wildlife, topography, weather, and native inhabitants of the region. The volume also includes charts of temperatures and barometric pressure readings by month for several years. Volume 2 provides a detailed description of the people of the islands. This...
    • Date: 1840
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Promyvka zolota po novo? Amerikansko? sisteme v I?U?zhno-Ussuri?skom krae, na Anninskom priiske.
    Промывка золота по новой Американской системе в Южно-Уссурийском крае, на Аннинском прииске.
    This album contains 154 photographs taken in the second half of the 1860s and 1870s by a local photographer from the Far East, V. V. Lanin. The merchant V. P. Myl'nikov presented it as a gift to the Imperial Public Library of St. Petersburg upon his return from the Amur region. The photographs represent a variety of subjects, including municipal scenes of Blagoveshchensk, Nikolaevsk-na-Amure,...
    • Contributor: Lanin, V. V.
    • Date: 1865
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Promyvka zolota po novo? Amerikansko? sisteme v I?U?zhno-Ussuri?skom krae, na Anninskom priiske.
    Промывка золота по новой Американской системе в Южно-Уссурийском крае, на Аннинском прииске.
    This album contains 154 photographs taken in the second half of the 1860s and 1870s by a local photographer from the Far East, V. V. Lanin. The merchant V. P. Myl'nikov presented it as a gift to the Imperial Public Library of St. Petersburg upon his return from the Amur region. The photographs represent a variety of subjects, including municipal scenes of Blagoveshchensk, Nikolaevsk-na-Amure,...
    • Contributor: Lanin, V. V.
    • Date: 1865
  • Map
    Astropomicheskai?a? i geograficheskai?a? landkarta Rossi?skogo gosudarstva Irkutsko? gubernii s pokazaniem gorodov, ukrepleni? i gde kakie narody obitai?u?t, s prisoedinenno? chast'i?u? Severno? Ameriki i smezhnoste? Kita?skogo i I?A?ponskogo gosudarstvov, s popravko? geograficheskikh dolgot ...
    Астропомическая и географическая ландкарта Российского государства Иркутской губернии с показанием городов, укреплений и где какие народы обитают, с присоединенной частью Северной Америки и смежностей Китайского и Японского государствов, с поправкой географических долгот и широты с мест от Санкт-Петербургской меридианы.
    This map depicts Irkutsk Province and eastern Siberia in the early 19th century. It was compiled in 1810 by Ivan Kozhevin, a geodesist with the Russian Academy of Sciences. Under the map title at the top center is the symbol of Imperial Russia, the crest of a double-headed eagle holding the orb and scepter. The map also shows other regions of the Russian Empire...
    • Contributor: Kozhevin, Ivan
    • Date: 1810
  • Book/Printed Material
    Mitropolit Innokenti?, propovednik Evangelii?a? na Aleutskikh ostrovakh.
    Митрополит Иннокентий, проповедник Евангелия на Алеутских островах.
    This hagiographical text tells the life story of Father Ioann Veniaminov (1797-1879) one of the greatest of the Russian Orthodox missionaries to Alaska. In the early 1820s, Veniaminov volunteered to go to Alaska and settled with his wife and family in Unalaska in the Aleutian Islands. He built a church and school and began his lifelong task of studying the native languages, customs, and...
    • Date: 1899
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    Opisanie zemli Kamchatki.
    Описанiе земли Камчатки.
    Opisanie zemli Kamchatki (Description of the land of Kamchatka) is a two-volume work on the cultural and natural heritage of the Kamchatka Peninsula written by the explorer and naturalist Stepan Petrovich Krasheninnikov (1713-55) and published in the year of his death. The Russians began exploring what became known as the Russian Far East in the time of Peter the Great (1672-1725). Cossacks reached the...
    • Contributor: Krasheninnikov, Stepan Petrovich
    • Date: 1755
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    Gospoda nashego Iisusa Khrista Evangelie, napisannoe apostolom" Mat?i?e?em"; s" russkago i?a?zyka na Aleutsko-Lis'evsko? perevel" Svi?a?shchennik" Ioann" Veniaminov" 1828 goda, i v" 1836 godu ispravil"; a Svi?a?shchennik" Iakov" Net?s?vi?e?tov" razsmatrivai?a? ego okonchatel'no, svoimi ...
    Господа нашего Iисуса Христа Евангелiе, написанное апостоломъ Мат??емъ; съ русскаго языка на Алеутско-Лисьевской перевелъ Священникъ Иоаннъ Венiаминовъ 1828 года, и въ 1836 году исправилъ; а Священникъ Iаковъ Нецв?товъ разсматривая его окончательно, своими поясненiями сд?лалъ понятнымъ и для Атхинцовъ, им?ющихъ свое нар?чiе.
    Ioann Veniaminov (1797-1879) was a Russian Orthodox priest who in 1823 volunteered to go to Alaska as a missionary. Settling with his wife and family in Unalaska, he built a church and school and began his lifelong task of studying the native languages of the region. With the help of the Aleut chief Ivan Pan'kov, Veniaminov invented an alphabet for the Unangan (Aleut) language...
    • Date: 1840
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    Zhizn' valaamskogo monakha Germana, amerikanskogo missionera.
    Жизнь валаамского монаха Германа, американского миссионера.
    This hagiographical text tells the story of Herman (1756-1837), a Russian Orthodox missionary to Russian America (present-day Alaska). Little is known for certain of Herman's early life, but biographers agree that he was tonsured a monk in 1782 at the great Russian Orthodox monastery at Valaam (located on an island in Lake Ladoga, in Russian Karelia). Herman lived for several years as a hermit,...
    • Date: 1868
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    Dvukratnoe puteshestvie v" Ameriku morskikh" ofit?s?erov" Khvostova i Davydova. Pisannoe sim" posli?e?dnim".
    Двукратное путешествiе въ Америку морскихъ офицеровъ Хвостова и Давыдова. Писанное симъ посл?днимъ.
    This two-part work is an account of the travels across Siberia and Russian America (present-day Alaska) in the early 19th century by Gavrill Davydov and Nikolai Khvostov, two officers of the Imperial Russian Navy who were working for the Russian-American Company. The two men were friends who made two voyages to Russian America just after finishing the naval cadet corps. They took the first...
    • Contributor: Shishkov, A. S. (Aleksandr Semenovich) - Khvostov, Nikola? Aleksandrovich - Davydov, G. I. (Gavriil Ivanovich)
    • Date: 1810
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    Puteshestvie kapitana Billingsa Chrez" Chukotskui?u? zemli?u? ot" Beringova proliva do Nizhnekolymskago ostroga, i plavanie Kapitana Galla Na sudni?e? Ch?rnom" Orli?e? po Si?e?verovostochnomu Okeanu v 1791 godu; S" prilozheniem" Slovari?a? dvenadt?s?ati nari?e?chi? dikikh" ...
    Путешествiе капитана Биллингса Чрезъ Чукотскую землю отъ Берингова пролива до Нижнеколымскаго острога, и плаванiе Капитана Галла На судн? Чёрномъ Орл? по С?веровосточному Океану в 1791 году; Съ приложенiемъ Словаря двенадцати нар?чiй дикихъ народовъ, наблюденiя надъ стужею въ Верхнеколымскомъ острог?, и наставленiя даннаго Капитану Биллингсу изъ Государственной Адмиралтействъ-Коллегiи.
    Late in her reign, in 1785, Empress Catherine the Great commissioned a Russian naval survey under the command of Captain Joseph Billings that was known as the Northeastern Geographical and Astronomical Expedition. Billings, an Englishman in the service of the Russian state, set out that year with two assistant captains, Gavriil Sarychev and Robert Hall (Roman Gall in Russian usage). This volume chronicles Billings's...
    • Contributor: Sarychev, Gavriil Andreevich
    • Date: 1802
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    Zhizn' i podvigi Innokentii?a?, propovednika Evangelii?a? na Aleutskikh ostrovakh.
    Жизнь и подвиги Иннокентия, проповедника Евангелия на Алеутских островах.
    This hagiographical text tells the story of the life of Father Ioann Veniaminov (1797-1879), who later became Saint Innokentii of Alaska. Veniaminov was one of the greatest of the Russian Orthodox missionaries to Russian America. In 1823, he volunteered to go to Alaska as a missionary and settled with his family at Unalaska, where he established a church and began his study of local...
    • Contributor: Sysoev, E. A.
    • Date: 1914
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    Puteshestvie v I?U?zhny? okean" i v Beringov" proliv" dli?a? ot"iskanii?a? severo-vostochnago morskago prokhoda, predprini?a?toe v" 1815, 1816, 1817 i 1818 godakh" izhdiveniem" Ego Sii?a?tel'stva, Gospodina Gosudarstvennogo Kant?s?lera, Grafa Nikolai?a? Petrovicha Rumi?a?nt?s?eva na ...
    Путешествие в Южный океанъ и в Беринговъ проливъ для отъискания северо-восточнаго морскаго прохода, предпринятое въ 1815, 1816, 1817 и 1818 годахъ иждивениемъ Его Сиятельства, Господина Государственного Канцлера, Графа Николая Петровича Румянцева на корабле Рюрикъ под начальствомъ Флота Лейтенанта Коцебу.
    This three-volume work traces the circumnavigation in 1815-18 of the Russian brig Riurik from the Russian imperial capital of Saint Petersburg through the southern Pacific Ocean to the Bering Strait and Arctic Ocean. This voyage had two purposes: to explore relatively unknown parts of Oceania in the South Pacific, and to search for the Northeast Passage north of Eurasia that might provide a route...
    • Contributor: Kotzebue, Otto Von - Chamisso, Adelbert Von - Choris, Louis - Eschscholtz, Johann Friedrich
    • Date: 1821
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    Puteshestvie po severnym beregam Sibiri i ledovitomu mori?u?, soversh?nnoe v 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823 i 1824 g. ?kspedit?s?ie?, sostoi?a?shche? pod nachalom flot-le?tenanta Ferdinanda Fon Vrangeli?a?. Ch. 1-2.
    Путешествие по северным берегам Сибири и ледовитому морю, совершённое в 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823 и 1824 г. экспедицией, состоящей под началом флот-лейтенанта Фердинанда Фон Врангеля. Ч. 1-2.
    Presented here is an atlas consisting of four maps and 12 illustrations relating to the northeastern part of Siberia, including the Chukotka Peninsula, compiled on a famous expedition in this area from 1820 to 1824 under the command of the Baron Ferdinand von Wrangel. The maps are Mercator projections that provide extensive geographical information about the region. As indicated by the legends, darker solid...
    • Date: 1841
  • Collection
    Al'bom Amura i Ussuri?skogo krai?a?.
    Альбом Амура и Уссурийского края.
    This album contains 154 photographs taken in the second half of the 1860s and 1870s by a local photographer from the Far East, V. V. Lanin. The merchant V. P. Myl'nikov presented it as a gift to the Imperial Public Library of St. Petersburg upon his return from the Amur region. The photographs represent a variety of subjects, including municipal scenes of Blagoveshchensk, Nikolaevsk-na-Amure,...
    • Contributor: Lanin, V. V.
    • Date: 1865