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Online walks are organized by the Moscow House of Nationalities. From October 29 to November 7, 72 live meetings will take place. Pre-registration is required.

The Moscow House of Nationalities is launching a series of interactive online excursions “Walking around Moscow”. They will be streamed from October 29 to December 7 on the Zoom platform. You can join them for free. A total of 72 meetings are scheduled. They were prepared by historians and guides who can be asked questions during the live broadcast.

“During interactive online excursions, participants will learn about the history of streets and lanes in the center of the capital. They will take virtual walks through the old estates, on the site of which city parks are now laid out, and learn new facts about city attractions. For example, about Red Square or the palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich in Kolomenskoye. The guides will show photographs and documents, including archival documents. Tours are designed for spectators of all ages, ”said the Moscow House of Nationalities.

Each live meeting will last approximately two hours. Up to 100 people can take part in one event. This requires prior registration. Online tour schedule as well as registration links can be found at website Moscow House of Nationalities.

The first interactive online excursion “Tsarist Moscow on the example of the palace and park complex” Kolomenskoye “. Male and female half of the palace ”will begin at 13:30 on October 29. It will be dedicated to the wooden palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich in Kolomenskoye. The guide will tell you how the emperor lived, how he held meetings with ambassadors, as well as how the royal feasts were held. In addition, participants will be explained why women and men lived in different parts of the palace.

You can learn interesting facts about Red Square on November 2. Everyone will be offered to take a virtual walk along the main square of the country, accompanied by a guide. It will focus on the history of the towers of the Moscow Kremlin, as well as the Intercession and Kazan Cathedrals. Then the sightseers will be shown the Alexander Garden. The story about the sights will be supplemented with quest tasks. The guide will ask questions live, and the participants will have to answer them in the chat. The online tour “Red Square and Surroundings” will start at 13:30.

See the estate in which Leo Tolstoy “settled” the family of Natasha Rostova, find out where the houses that appeared in Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel “The Master and Margarita” are, and also look at Ivan Bunin’s dwelling, where he spent “cursed days” – all this can be done on the excursion “Povarskaya Street – the rival of the Arbat, the life of outstanding figures of Russian culture.” It will take place on November 23, beginning at 16:30.

And during the interactive tour “The history and life of the metropolitans of Moscow – Krutitskoe courtyard” everyone will be introduced to the architectural ensemble of the 17th century. It includes a tower with glazed tiles, the Metropolitan Chambers, the Assumption Cathedral, the Resurrection Church and the Prikaznye Chambers. The participants of the excursion will find out where the Krutitsy courtyard got its name from. They will also be told that thanks to the atmosphere preserved in the courtyard, this place is popular with filmmakers. So, episodes of the films “Boris Godunov” (1986) by Sergei Bondarchuk, “Midshipmen, forward!” (1987) by Svetlana Druzhinina and the TV series “Death of the Empire” (2005) by Vladimir Khotinenko. Everyone is invited to this meeting on November 25 at 10:30.

The virtual excursion “Studenets Estate”, which will take place on November 27 at 13:30, is dedicated to the history of the area where the Krasnaya Presnya Park of Culture and Leisure is now located. Today you can admire the picturesque canals, walk along the beautiful alleys and bridges. By the way, poets Alexander Pushkin and Yevgeny Baratynsky walked along them. The guide will tell you that at the beginning of the 18th century there was a Studenets estate named after a stream on this place. It belonged to the princes Gagarin. With them, a regular garden was laid out with many water channels, bridges and alleys, where low trees grew. The estate made a strong impression on contemporaries, therefore it was called “Venice in the Gardens”. And although the buildings have not survived to this day, the magnificent park still pleases guests.

The cycle of excursions will end with a virtual trip “Nikolskaya – street of education”. It will take place on December 7, beginning at 14:00. The participants will be shown the birthplace of Russian printing – the complex of the Synodal Printing House, where the Tsar’s Printing House was founded in the 16th century. It was there that in 1564 the first book “The Apostle” was published. During the excursion, you will see a unique teremok of the pre-Petrine era, which has been preserved in the courtyard of the Synodal Printing House. In addition, excursionists will look into the Regular Chambers and study the preserved tiled stoves, wall paintings and the rarest books printed in the Synod Printing House. The townspeople will be told who the employees of the Printing House were, what they did and what salary they received. In addition, the participants will learn what the first Russian alphabet looked like, how much the books cost, how they were priced, and much more.

Cultural life in the capital continues despite the coronavirus pandemic. Particularly popular are lectures, excursions, performances, master classes and creative meetings held online.

Parks, libraries, cultural centers and museums and other institutions regularly offer their programs of events to townspeople.

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