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Most of the virtual events are free to join, and tickets for selected concerts and excursions will be required.

Visit the ancient fortress, celebrate the Day of the Devil and find out who was called the knight of music – all this and much more can be done by visiting online exhibitions, lectures, virtual tours and concerts of the capital’s museums. They will be held from October 20 to 25 on the websites of institutions, their programs will be presented by the House-Museum of Marina Tsvetaeva, the Gogol House, the Darwin Museum and four other cultural sites.

On October 20 at 16:00 a virtual walk accompanied by a guide will be organized by the Kolomenskoye Museum-Reserve, its theme is “Wooden Fortress of the 17th century”. Tourists will be told how the northern borders of Russia were guarded, who the archers are and what their service was. In “Kolomenskoye” there is a Mokhovaya Tower – the only thing that has survived from the Sumy prison, one of the key fortresses in the north of Russia. The tour will take place on the Zoom platform, you can register and buy a ticket at site of the museum-reserve.

Poetry fans will be waiting at website House-Museum of Marina Tsvetaeva on October 21 at 19:00. Within the framework of the cycle “Poetic Environment” a virtual meeting with the writer and director Helga Olschwang-Landauer, the author of seven collections of poems, including “The Ninety-sixth Book”, “The Reed”, “Versions of the Present” and the bilingual book “Convolutions” / Scrolls will take place.

You can learn about who is considered “more Russian composer than Tchaikovsky” all over the world and is called the knight of music on October 22 at 19:00 at a webinar organized by the Gogol House. Pianist Yulia Kazantseva, PhD in art history, will speak. She will tell about Sergei Rachmaninov and the secrets of his works. Listeners will also learn who Rachmaninov considered himself to be in the first place – a composer, pianist or conductor – and why he almost never wrote music in exile. The event will take place on the Zoom platform. Tickets for it can be purchased at link.

And the next day, the I.D. Sytina will present her online exhibition Around the World in 24 Pictures, dedicated to travel in the 19th century. In particular, guests will learn the history of an irreplaceable attribute of a traveler – a suitcase, see the personal suitcases of the book publisher Ivan Sytin and his family, and find out how Louis Vuitton became the author of this accessory. You can visit the event on the museum’s page on the social network “Instagram” at 15:00.

On October 24, the Sergey Andriyaka School of Watercolors will host a virtual concert-performance Double Time performed by the chamber duet Anastasia Zakharova and Anastasia Larionova and the Greenwood string ensemble. Works by Antonio Vivaldi and Pablo de Sarasate, Duke Ellington and The Beatles will be performed. Two eras, two duets, two contrasting musical worlds will meet at 17:00 on YouTube channel of the museum.

On the same day, a festive online program “Devil’s Day” is planned at the Darwin Museum. At 12:00, employees will reveal the secrets of wintering forest animals in central Russia, and at 16:30 they will hold a lesson in which they will tell about mushrooms in the Moscow region. In addition, the museum will present videos dedicated not only to nature, but also to folk culture. Viewers will learn how our ancestors used different plants in everyday life, see the predatory representatives of the flora kingdom and get acquainted with the superpowers of insects. More information about the holiday program can be found at museum website.

The online marathon of museum events will end on October 25 with a video tour of the A.N. Scriabin. The famous composer was a lover of new technologies: his apartment was equipped with the latest technology from the beginning of the last century, it even had a telephone. What is special about this item, which company made it and by what number it was possible to call Alexander Nikolaevich, they will tell during a video tour, which will start at 17:00 at YouTube channel of the museum.

Parks, libraries, cultural centers and other institutions regularly offer online programs of events to the attention of citizens. On the portal “Museum Moscow Online” now available over 500 exhibitions… The virtual collection of the site has been replenished with new expositions of the House-Museum of Marina Tsvetaeva, the Museum of Moscow, the Museum of Fashion, the Eldar Cinema Club, the Multimedia Art Museum and other sites. The online exhibition of the Moscow Zoo, timed to coincide with the 155th anniversary of the birth of the famous ornithologist Dmitry Rossinsky, became the five hundredth.

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