The year 2016 is coming to its end. During this period we experienced important events: 80-year anniversary of the Institute and 50-year anniversary of its move to actual building.
In the outgoing year a lot of things happened: many different types of new publications of our scholars were issued, exhibitions of archival documents were installed and many researchers of the Institute appeared in mass-media.
One cannot deny that all this work has been fulfilled despite financial and economic difficulties.
Coming year also may be severe. However we should believe all the goals to be achieved just fine.
Let me wish all of us new creative achievements, personal luck and robust health. Let me also wish prosperity to Saint Petersburg Institute of History as a whole.