An online symposium with participation of the research team headed by Prof. Alexander Petrov, Moscow State Linguistic University, and the representatives of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain in the Russian Federation and the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation, will be held on December 3, 2020, at 17.00 Moscow time.
The purpose of the meeting is to present a monograph in the documents entitled "Spain and Russia in the North-West of America in the second half of the XVIII century." The monograph is a result of the research efforts undertaken by the research team of the Moscow State Linguistic University.
The monograph reveals the special features of the development of the territories in the North Pacific Ocean and sheds light on the historical and cultural heritage of Spain and Russia in America.
The monograph presents the unique documents and materials found by the research team in the archives and libraries of Madrid, Seville, Simancas, Valencia, Cadiz, San Cristobal de la Laguna. Those documents are related to the history of the land development in the North Pacific Ocean and have been translated into Russian language for the first time. The publication consists of the reports written by the Spanish envoys, who were based in St. Petersburg, as well as the letters and other documents that reflect the peculiarities of interaction between Russia and Spain on the question of the development of territories in the North-West of America in the second half of the XVIII century.
During the online symposium the organizers will talk about the international cooperation and the specifics of working with historical evidences during the research project.
The event will be attended by representatives of the diplomatic corps and leading scientists, as well as young researchers from Spain and Russia.