The 300th anniversary of V.L. Komarov Botanical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Komarov Botanical Institute RAS in 2014 celebrated its 300th anniversary. One of the signs of the importance of this date is that it was included in the calendar of significant events of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The program of the anniversary events included:

June 23, 2014

The midday cannon shot Naryshkin bastion of the Peter and Paul fortress to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Komarov Botanical Institute RAS
Press conference in the Assembly Hall of the Botanical Institute V.L. Komarov Russian Academy of Sciences, dedicated to the announcement of anniversary events and a brief historical information about the formation of the Botanical Garden and the establishment of the Botanical Institute on its basis. It was attended by the management of the Botanical Institute and the Garden, as well as foreign scientists, including Professor Hans-Walter Lack - the Head of the scientific relations department of the Dahlem Centre of Plant Sciences Botanical Garden and the Botanical Museum.
Opening of the monument to Peter the First.

June 24, 2014

International scientific conference "Botany: history, theory, practice".
762 people from 23 countries of the world took part in the conference: Abkhazia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Brazil, Great Britain, Germany, Georgia, Israel, China, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, USA, Uzbekistan, France, Switzerland, South Africa.
As a result of the conference, a collection of works was published on the priority areas of modern botany, including aspects of plant protection, as well as world trends in the development of botanical gardens.

June 25, 2014

The ceremonial meeting dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the Komarov Botanical Institute RAS, where the director of the Komarov Botanical Institute RAS V. Yarmishko, as well as his deputies for science D. Geltman and A. Kovalenko made reports. Then, outstanding employees of the Institute were awarded with memorable awards. The Institute was congratulated by representatives of Russian and foreign scientific institutions.
Holiday festivities in the Botanical Garden for Botanical Institute employees and guests.

June 26-27, 2014

Council meeting of the international project «World Flora Online».

June 28-29, 2014

In honor of the Anniversary, students of the Institute of Culture set up for visitors to the Botanical Garden of the program «Living Garden», which was organized by a variety of interactive platforms and theatrical productions, talks about the history of the different milestones of the Garden.