Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Oldest Academic Library is On Fire in Moscow
31.01.2015 15:00
Oldest Academic Library is On Fire in Moscow

On Friday night, January 30, the library of the Academic Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences (INION) caught fire in Moscow. Firemen have been trying to extinguish a fire for almost 12 hours.

      The library is considered one of the largest academic libraries in Russia, containing over 14 million books, some of them are in a single exemplar.

      The fire reportedly erupted at around 10 p.m. local time (7 p.m. GMT) on the third floor of the institute, according to the Ministry of Emergencies. Some 2,000 square meters were engulfed in flames, causing the roof to fall in. According to preliminary investigations, the cause of the fire could have been a short circuit, the ministry says. No casualties have been reported.

      The fire haven's damaged a book depository and most books weren't lost, according to INION's director Yury Pivovarov and the library's head Viktor Glukhov. However, the part of manuscripts could be filled with water. Many people close to the Institute and library are now questioning its future, calling the accident a great loss both for science and culture.

      The library was founded in 1918, and have become home to more than 14 million books, including rare texts in ancient Slavic languages, as well as documents from the League of Nations, UNESCO, and parliamentary reports from foreign countries including the US, dating back as far as 1789.


Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: accident fire Russian libraries Moscow  

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Multifunctional Exhibition Centre Will be Opened In Kaluga
Vorobyovy Hills - the Most Popular Fan Zone of the World Cup 2018
Rosa Khutor will Host the First Student Festival "Winter Fest"
A Project Of the Largest Ecological Landscape Park In Russia Was Presented In Irkutsk
The Ski Slope On Vorobyovy Gory Will be Commissioned Next Year

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Flowers Delivery

search on the map
Graphic Art  New Films  Nature Reserves  Archeology  Yekaterinburg Fifa 2018  Yevgeny Roizman  International Cellists Competition  Russian tourism  scientific attestation  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian art  Aeroflot  Russian Cinema  St. Petersburg  Russian business  Russian Arts and Crafts  Russian Rock  Space Technology  Mikhail Pugovkin  Concerts in Saint Petersburg  Kaluga  Kabardino-Balkaria  Street Art  National Centre for Contemporary Arts  Rubin  Russian Literature  Digital Art  Transaero  Taiwan  Woodwork  Artistic Gymnastics World Cup 2015  Experimentanium Museum  Moscow  Exhibitions in Moscow  IT  LifeNews  Russian people  Formula 1  Vladimir Yankilevsky  Russian ballet dancers  Grigory Perelman  Russian Winter  Censorship  Cats' Cafe  bribery in Russia  Russian politics  Gazprom  Russian history  Olympic Torch   Classical Music 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites