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Pokrovsky Cathedral and Its Own ABC

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Pokrovsky Cathedral and Its Own ABC


On April 16, the award winners of a children’s creative contest named “Pokrovsky Cathedral: from A to Z” received their prizes at the State Historical Museum.

It was the second time the Russkiy Mir Foundation had become a partner of the annual contest. On the threshold of the International Day for Monuments and Sites celebrated on April 18, an awarding ceremony during which the award winners of the contest devoted to architectural building elements of one of the masterpieces of Russian architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site Pokrovsky Cathedral (Saint Basil's Cathedral) received their prizes was held.

The contest Pokrovsky Cathedral: from A to Z was held in 2016 from January 25 to April 18. Over 1000 children living in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus took part in it. Tatyana Saracheva, director of the SHM branch Pokrovsky Cathedral and the arranger of the contest, said they had managed to write the Pokrovsky Cathedral ABC providing its generalized and special image. Over 970 projects had taken part in the competition. A great number of them had been done by teams or regular families. The judges of the contest had had to work hard to select the winners. They turned out to be children living in Belarus, Moscow, the Moscow region, St. Petersburg, the Irkutsk and Smolensk regions, the Krasnoyarsk Territory, the Komi Republic, Crimea and other Russian regions.

About 200 guests including the award winners, their teachers and parents as well as the partners of the contest gathered at the great hall of the State Historical Museum. A great number of young award winners had come to Moscow from distant places and had had a chance to see Pokrovsky Cathedral, the Red Square and the Historical Museum with their own eyes for the first time. After the names of the contest winners had been announced and prizes and gifts had been handed out, there was a tour of Pokrovsky Cathedral arranged for the participant of the event.

In 2016, each participant received a gift from the Russkiy Mir Foundation. The Foundation had established its own prize for the preservation of traditional humanities education. Sergey Shurigin, Deputy Director of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, handed it out to the team of teachers and students of the Volgograd Regional Social and Rehabilitation Center for Minors that was provided with an annual subscription for the Russkiy Magazine.

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