A Word from the Director

Mikhail Piotrovsky: Russia is drawn by a troika – Peter I, Alexander III and Catherine

This material was published in Sobesednik No22–2020 under the heading “Mikhail Piotrovsky: Russia is drawn by a troika – Peter I, Alexander III and Catherine” Text: Dmitry Bykov. ©Sobesednik.ru

Posted on June 19, 2020

Academician Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, hereditary Director of the Hermitage, historian, Arabist, President of the Worldwide Club of Petersburgers and the Congress of the Petersburg Intelligentsia, is one of the most interesting people that I have had occasion to interview, which with such a résumé might seem inconceivable.

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