Walking After Letters from the Front 19.05.2017Letters from the front constitute the basis for new tourist routes that are opening in various parts of Russia this year. The eight winners have been announced in a contest for historical military routes called “Take pride, country, in your valiant sons!” Sightseers visit memorable locations connected to World War Two, which are described by those who participated in these events in letters to their loved ones. The authors of three winning routes gave tours to a correspondent from Russkiy Mir.
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International Museum Day celebrated in Russia
This weekend the Museum Night will take place in 80 Russian regions as a main event celebrating the International Museum Day.
Museum Night in St. Petersburg this year is dedicated to the Year of Ecology. lt will last truly all night, beginning from 6 p.m. on 20 May untill 6 a.m. on 21 May. One-day exhibitions, concerts, performances, author tours, workshops, historical reconstructions and many other events will run around the city created by Peter the Great. Around 140 locations will be engaged in the action. THe general ticket for all events will cost $7.
The Museum Night in Moscow is going to be dedicated to the coming 100 years Russian Revolution anniversary. 200 museums, cultural and art centers and libraries will open their doors to welcome inhabitants and city guests. The Moscow Kremlin museums will join the action for the first time. Those who's been to museum night in Moscow compare it with similar events in London, Ottawa, and New York.
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Builders of an Empire 16.05.2017How did the Russian Empire arise? What tied it together? Why were the Russians, rather than anyone else, able to create the most expansive state on Earth? Who else took active part in its formation? What was it like for individual nations within the empire—did they see it as a prison or a family? You can read about all of this in the latest work of the historian Aleksandr Gorianin.