|Центральная универсальная научная библиотека имени Н. А. Некрасова|
The Central Universal Science Nekrasov Library (Russian: Центральная универсальная научная библиотека имени Н. А. Некрасова; English: Nekrasov Library) — a public library located in Moscow and founded in 1919. The library receives its name after Russian poet and writer Nikolay Nekrasov. With over 2 million items in more than 100 languages, Nekrasov Library is a public library service for Moscow citizens. The center is also founded to support and coordinate other public libraries of Moscow, in addition being a public space for cultural events, lectures and expositions.
The library was founded by famous Russian librarian Mr. Alexander Pokrovsky (1879-1942). From the start it became a methodical and coordinating center of all public libraries of Moscow. Back then it was named The Central Public Library of Moscow, having its own bibliography department and educating librarians as well as being a public service for citizens.
In 1946 the library was given a name of Russian poet and writer Nikolay Nekrasov.
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