The first issue in the series of popular science brochures dealing with Novgorod deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Empire “Matvei Shulgin. Mayor of Borovichi – the deputy of the third Duma” (“Matvei Shulgin. Gorodskoi golova Borovichei –deputat Tretiei Dumy”), composed by B.N. Kovalev, has been published. The book was prepared with the support from Novgorod State Joint Museum-Reserve and Novgorod branch of the Russian Historic Society.