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Spectators will see how the interiors were decorated in the 18th century, get acquainted with the inhabitants of the birdhouse and learn about the exploits of the famous naval commander.

What is an architectural whim, how to feed hungry squirrels and how the Scottish admiral helped Russia, you can find out at online events in Moscow parks. From December 21 to December 27, new video lectures on history, biology and fine arts will be published on their pages on social networks, as well as virtual tours of the old estates of the capital will be posted.

The week will begin with online gymnastics classes in Sokolniki Park. They will show exercises to improve physical health and strengthen immunity. Classes will be held on the Zoom platform from December 21 to 24. On December 21 and 23, viewers will be able to join the lesson at 10:00 a.m. link, and on December 22 and 24 – at 11:00 a.m. link.

Also “Sokolniki” will present a series of video lectures about the feathered inhabitants of the park’s aviary. In the first issue, the head of the bird shelter Vadim Mishin will talk about the scops owl named Gorynych. The lecture will be published on December 22 at 14:00 on the pages of the park in social networks “In contact with”, Facebook and “Instagram”.

You can get acquainted with the most unusual ideas of decorators of the 18th century on a virtual walk through the Grotto pavilion in the Kuskovo Estate Museum. Viewers will learn what distinguishes this pavilion from similar buildings and what elements of the interior decoration have survived only here. For example, 24 types of rare shells, corals and mother of pearl were used to decorate one of the offices. They decorate the ceiling, walls, decorative niches and clay dolls of human height. The online tour will be published on December 23 at 13:00 on the estate’s page in the social network Facebook.

And on December 25, at 13:00, Kuskovo invites you to a virtual tour of the Dutch House – a small imitation garden pavilion. It was built in the 18th century in memory of Peter I and his passion for Holland. This architectural souvenir was once the first to welcome guests who came to Kuskovo. The broadcast will take place on the estate page in the social network “Instagram”.

You can continue studying the culture of the Russian nobility’s estate life by watching the video publication of the Lyublino Museum-Estate. On December 24 at 14:00 everyone will be told about how Christmas was celebrated in the 19th century. The audience will learn what was customary to give to children, how they prepared for the masquerade ball and how they decorated the festive table. The video will be published on the pages of the park in social networks “In contact with”, Facebook and “Instagram”.

Severnoye Tushino Park will release a new lecture in the series “Great Naval Commanders of Russia”. This time we will talk about the exploits of Samuel Karlovich Greig (1735-1788). He was born in Scotland into the family of a captain of a merchant ship, and in 1764 he entered the service in the Russian Imperial Navy. Greig heroically showed himself during the Russian-Turkish war, for which he received the rank of admiral. He also won a victory in the Hogland naval battle. Stanislav Bogomolov, a researcher at the Museum of the History of the Navy, will tell about the life of the admiral. The video lecture will be posted on the park’s social network account “In contact with” December 22 at 18:00.

Is it possible to feed squirrels in the park and how many species of these rodents scientists have counted – they will explain at the online lecture of the cycle “What is a park?” at the Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve. The lesson will be conducted by the theriologist of the Moscow Zoo Lidiya Kondratyeva. The video will be published on the YouTube channel #includesaritsyno December 22 at 18:00.

And on December 27 at 14:00 on this page an online lecture “Textile stories. Vologda lace “. Viewers will learn what Vologda lace is and how this type of woven pattern gained worldwide popularity.

Perovsky Park invites you to get acquainted with new works for children. On December 22, at 12:00, an online meeting with the writer Larisa Pribrezhnaya will begin on his social media pages. She will talk about her books, including the fairy tale “Glassblower”, which was included in the shortlist of the “Short Children’s Work – 2016” literary competition. The meeting will be shown in the park’s social media accounts “In contact with”, Facebook and “Instagram”.

In addition to Moscow parks, educational online lectures on history, science and art are regularly published by libraries, museums and cultural centers. On the pages of these institutions in social networks, you can also find video tours of interesting parts of Moscow and join to virtual meetings with famous directors and popular artists.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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