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Vyshnevolotsky local historian presented his new book to the Tver library

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Denis Ivlev published a work about his hometown.

Local historian Denis Ivlev from Vyshny Volochyok donated several copies of his new book to the Gorky Library: “Peter the Great’s European Project: Vyshnevolotsky Water System. The role of English, Dutch, Italian and French masters in the initial stage of construction of the Vyshnevolotsky water system in 1701-1719. The scientific work was created under the auspices of the St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The annotation says that the book will be of interest to those who deeply study the history of St. Petersburg, Novgorod and Tver. And it will also be available to a wide range of readers.

The author questions the dating and conclusions of his predecessors and introduces into scientific circulation a wide range of sources that shed light on the beginning of the construction of Russia’s oldest water communication. The documents attracted by the researcher allow us to take a new look at the stages of construction of the Vyshnevolotsky Dig and the role of foreign specialists invited by Peter I to carry out his “European Project” – water communication between major rivers in Europe. Such information is listed on the website of the St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The book will be interesting both to a wide range of specialists and to all who deeply study the history of St. Petersburg, Novgorod and Tver.

The publication will soon be included in the fund of the Local History Information Center.

We will remind, the local historian Denis Ivlev was awarded a medal “For strengthening of authority of the Russian science”.

For reference:

Denis Ivlev – Chairman of the Vyshnevolotsky Local History Society named after Serdyukov, a graduate of the Faculty of History of Novgorod State University, tour guide of the tourist project “Expeditions to Torzhok”, author of research on the history of the Russian Orthodox Church in Vyshnevolotsk and the history of Vyshnevolotsk. In 2000 he founded the museum of the rural parish of the village of Matveevo, in 2015 he headed the restoration of the Church of the Transfiguration in the Pyatnitsky cemetery of Vyshny Volochko, in 2018 he began the restoration of the Ryabushinsky Manor in Vyshny Volochko.

Denis Mikhailovich has 12 books.

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