Dear users of the Internet!

The digital encyclopedia “Culture of the Leningrad Oblast” is offered to your attention. There are 1597 articles, 2546 illustrations including rear archival photographs, images of the art works in the encyclopedia. The Russian version and the English version of the encyclopedia are available in the Internet.

The digital local- history guide “Small Natives of the Leningrad Oblast”, created in the database of the encyclopedia by local historians of the Leningrad Oblast Universal Science Library (LOUNB), is included in the encyclopedia.

Taking into account the value of collected materials there are no analogs of the encyclopedia “Culture of the Leningrad Oblast“ and it is intended for all who are interested in the rich historical and cultural heritage of our land. This encyclopedia is equally useful for inquisitive children, students, their teachers, scientists, employees of travel agencies and , I sure, for many friends of the Leningrad Oblast. Leading specialists in history and culture worked at this encyclopedia. The search system based on directories is the special importance of the digital encyclopedia: subject, name, geography, bibliography, iconography.

The encyclopedia was created according to the task of the Government of the Leningrad Oblast. Editor –in-Chief : Alexander Davidovich Margolis. “Alt-Soft” Information&Communication Technologies JSC manages the software and information support for designing and development of the encyclopedia.