Dear colleagues!

We are happy to welcome you on the website dedicated to the creative heritage of Innokentii Annenskii.

Fund № 6 “Innokentii Fedorovich Annenskii” is one of the oldest ones in RGALI, then the Central State Literary Archive. Being not the biggest in terms of size (just over 500 storage items), Annenskii’s fund is very significant in contents. The core of the fund is made up of autographs of poems and translations, among which can be singled out four extant autographs of copybooks “From the cypress box” (the future “Cypress casket”), as well as poet’s diaries and travel notes. The fund includes more than 150 articles on the history of literature and “pedagogical letters”, i.e. works dedicated to history and theory of pedagogy. Of no lesser interest are materials about translations – both final copies and drafts, articles, excerpts, lecture notes, reviews, lectures on ancient poetry, pictures of title pages of books created by the poet himself. Apart from creative materials, the fund contains correspondence and biographical documents.

The Manuscript Department of IRLI, RAS, owns 20 storage items which are directly connected with I. F. Annenskii’s creative life: letters to K. A. Siunnerberg (Erberg), A. N. Veselovskii, A. F. Koni, M. K. Lemke, L. N. Maikov, P. P. Semennikov, S. N. Syromiatnikov and others.

How to work with the website


The electronic catalogue of the website allows both context search and search on certain parameters, such as title of file, dates and names, place of storage, type of archive documents and their mode of implementation.


The websites of the portal require registration of researchers and scientific groups. Registration will allow you to access electronic copies of the documents in good quality (with high resolution) and conduct detailed textological research.

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Map of website

The section “Digital archive” contains creative heritage that is kept in the funds of RGALI and IRLI, RAS. In the “Research” section scientists can familiarize themselves with both classic and contemporary scientific works dedicated to the poet’s heritage. The section “Inventory” contains scientific and reference materials of the funds.