This title has a Spotlight Exhibition, which opened on March 26, 2010 in the Academic Library of the the Education and Research Institute for Business Technologies “UAB” of the Sumy State University in Sumy. It presents materials related to the life and charitable activities of well-known businessmen and philanthropists – the Sukhanov family. Until recently, unfortunately, little was known about the representatives of this glorious family, about Dmitry Ivanovich, and then his nephew, Nicholaj Alexijovych, who made a significant contribution to the development of Sumy in the second half of the 19th - early 20th centuries.


The representatives of the family have been awarded by many titles for significant contribution to the development of Sumy. In particular, Dmitri was an honorary citizen of the town, received a letter of praise for excellent service to urban communities, the right to be named an honored citizen and a right to wear a uniform while retired. And Nikolai Sukhanov was granted the title of a hereditary honorary citizen.


These and dozens of other facts for years have been meticulously collected by the head of the Bank ERSTE, an ethnographer, an artist, and a collector - Gregory Petrenko. During the presentation he decided to donate his library to the Institute.

As was described by the vice-rector Alla Yarova, “Now our educational establishment has the most complete collection of materials about the famous family, whose members are buried at the cemetery of Sumy”. The exhibition is supplemented by copies of historical documents preserved in the State Archive of the Sumy region. During the presentation, the head of the State Archive Gennady Ivanushchenko presented the documents to the gallery.