Russian Section of IBBY
Board on Books for Young People of Russia
c/o Russian Cultural Foundation
6 Gogolevsky Avenue
RU-119 019 Moscow
Tel [int. +7 495] 690 33 52
Fax [int. +7 495] 690 05 73
(address of the section)
Ms Liudmila Chizhova
(address of the section in Moscow)
Ms. Angela Lebedeva
(address of the section in Moscow)
Russian Section of IBBY / St. Petersburg Branch
c/o Central Children's Library
33, Bolshaya Morskaya
RU-190 000 St. Petersburg
Tel/Fax [int. +7812] 325 0163 or 273 5310
Ms. Ludmila Sekretareva
Ms. Ekaterina Zagorskaya
(address of the section in St. Petersburg)
A Brief History of RBBY by S Mikhalkov
The history of the Russian Board goes as far back as the 1960s when we realized that it was imperative for us to join IBBY. Without this important step Russian books for young people would have stood no chance in becoming part of the XX century world literary heritage. Read more
St Petersburg Branch of Russian IBBY
The St Petersburg Branch of the Russian IBBY was founded in 1998 on the initiative of the International Board for Books for Young People (IBBY). The numerous cultural activities of the Branch are centred at the Pushkin Children’s Library of the city of St. Petersburg, (department of Cultural Programs), and are an integral part of the Library’s working plans.
The cultural activities of the Branch embrace many areas of the city’s cultural life and in particular the St Petersburg Branch of Russian IBBY:
- brings to life international projects, developed by IBBY and the National section of IBBY; at the same time it pursues its own projects.
- acts as a centre of unification for authors, illustrators, translators and all other people who take active part in the city’s book culture. It extensively collaborates with the sections of Children’s and Young Adults’ Literature of St. Petersburg Writers Union; with the section of Graphic Art of St. Petersburg Artists Union; with the Chair for Children’s Literature of the State University of Arts and Culture; it also maintains a active cooperation with St. Petersburg Association of Children’s and Teachers’ Press, various St. Petersburg publishing companies, and local libraries for children and adults.
- prepares presentations of authors, illustrators and translators for IBBY Honour List.
- selects works by St. Petersburg artists for the biennale of children’s books illustrations held in Bratislava, - BIB.
- celebrates the International Children’s Book Day in St. Petersburg.
- collects information on St. Petersburg authors, illustrators, translators of children’s books, maintains an electronic data base “The World of St. Petersburg Children’s Books”.
- searches for the most popular books for children, published both in Russia and abroad, and arranges them in various collections, which are used in numerous exhibitions, organized by the Branch.
- presents best titles of the world children’s literature at the local annual book fair “St. Petersburg Book Forum”.
- collects Russian and foreign studies in the field of the children’s literature and children’s reading practices; develops its own studies in this area, and brings into life its own projects, targeted at developing reading skills in younger children.
- organizes local, nationwide and international conferences, seminars, round table discussions, oriented on discussing the most important issues of children’s literature and problems of developing children’s reading skills, including the annual “November Readings”, and “Literary Achievements of the Year”.