A handwritten copy of the Constitution of the Russian Federation was displayed in Saint-Petersburg

The International Exhibition of Calligraphy was opened in Saint-Petersburg for the first time ever. Although the history of democratic Russia counts quite a few years, the main place of the exposition was taken by a unique handwritten copy of the Constitution of the Russian Federation.

The International Exhibition of Calligraphy was launched in the Repin State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture of St. Petersburg on Vasilevsky Island. The total number of exhibits exceeds 350 works by the best representatives of a variety of calligraphy schools from 24 countries. Among them are the most fascinating, yet unexplored, samples of Slavic writing, historical manuscripts from all over the world, rare letters and documents, belonging to the Romanovs, the noble family of Russia, and taken from the vaults of the State Historical Museum. The visitors will see a wonderful gallery of rare, scarce and unseen manuscripts and miniature books from private collections.

Source: Nezavisimaya Gazeta, daily newspaper