Putin: documents from the state Archives give the opportunity to touch the cultural heritage of the country


RIA Novosti

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin congratulated employees and veterans of the State archive of the Russian Federation (GARF), with its 25-year anniversary. This was reported on the Kremlin website.

“For the past quarter of a century GARF grew up in a large, modern store documents of the XIX-XXI centuries, which give the opportunity to touch the rich cultural, spiritual heritage of the country, contribute to the formation of objective opinion on the key events of history, keep our national memory” – the congratulatory telegram of the President.

Putin noted profound knowledge, competence and responsibility of the archive staff, and their “sincere dedication”. “You spend a significant scientific and research work, introducing new information technologies, implement an important educational, publishing and education projects. Its multifaceted work have a unique contribution to the development of remarkable traditions of archives in our country,” the President added.

On April 28, 1992 by the decree of the RF government on the basis of tsgaor USSR and TSGA RSFSR was established the State archive of the Russian Federation. In January 1995, he was included in the State arch of especially valuable objects of cultural heritage of the peoples of the Russian Federation. According to the official website of the store, the archive currently holds about 7 million cases in the history of Russia XIX-XXI centuries.