The book prepared for the 300th anniversary of M.V. Lomonosov’s birth, tells the story of his life. Reconstruction of his major biographical milestones is accompanied by the analysis of publications about him in the Russian press of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. The following topics are discussed in detail: Lomonosov and the creation of Moscow University, Lomonosov and Russian journalism, Lomonosov and Russian science. The book is intended for a wide range of readers who are interested in Russian history.