The first meeting of the Committee of Literacy

19 April, Sunday

April 9, 1861 the first meeting of the Committee of Literacy by the Free Economic Society took place

Leo Tolstoy, Turgenev and other well-known scientists and writers took part in it. Committee worked until 1919; it had contributed to the spread of literacy and knowledge among peasants by publishing books «for common people».

April 9, 1861
  • Address: St. Petersburg, Dvortsovaya ploshad, 6/8
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