Between October 15 and 17, 2012, Sobranie Fund together with the All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature named after M.I. Rudomino organized and held events dedicated to life and creative work of Nikolay Ivanovich Novikov – one of the landmark persons of Russian Enlightenment. Within the walls of the library, the international scientific conference “Russia and Gnosis: The fate of religious and philosophical strivings of Nikolay Novikov and his peers”. 

During the conference, ceremonial opening of bust of N.I. Novikov took place. The bust was donated by Sobranie Fund and Delfis Fund by 90th anniversary of VGBIL named after M.I. Rudomino. The bust was created by the Honoured Artist of Russia, member of council of Delfis Fund Ivan Korzhev. Beyond that, special publication of unique book “Morning light” by Nikolay Novikov was issued. This compilation includes archive materials and scientific comments, related to publishing and enlightening activities of Nikolay Novikov and his closes associates.