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With this goal in mind the director had organized a section of comparative anatomy, which gave visitors to the museum a chance to view skeletons of various local animal species. 30 Lepneva believed that the museum had to create an atmosphere where visitors could both observe the permanent collection and become practically familiar with the achievements of science. 31 By the eve of the ﬁrst World War, and as a result of the efforts of local naturalists, the Iaroslavl’ Natural-History Museum had become one of the most important provincial museums of any type in Russia.
In Russia, these societies and their publications had a dual mission: to establish professional associations for scientiﬁc scholars and to bring science to the people. 25 Chapter 2 SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES AND THE PUBLIC SPHERE IN LATE IMPERIAL RUSSIA n tsarist Russia, voluntary societies encouraged citizens from a variety of social backgrounds to participate and become more engaged in civic activity. The scientiﬁc society played a signiﬁcant role in the grand, ambitious movement to popularize scientiﬁc ideas.
10 In Russia as in Europe, specialists in newly founded scientiﬁc societies, and liberal educators like Nicholas Rubakin, paid particularly close attention in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to the needs of working-class citizens, determined to expand their knowledge of science. 12 As the nineteenth century came to a close in Europe, popular-scientiﬁc literature became more market generated. Publishers of popular-scientiﬁc journals packaged publications with concise and appealing articles and themes.