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Informative lectures, excursions and concerts will be posted from 22 to 27 December. They can be viewed on the pages of museums in social networks and YouTube channels.

New videos of the capital’s museums will help you get acquainted with the ancient Russian traditions of celebrating the New Year, learn about the life of the classics of Russian literature, as well as see old toys. They prepared lectures, excursions and concerts. All events will be held online.

The videos will be published on the museums’ YouTube channels and social media pages from 22 to 27 December. You can watch the videos for free, registration is required to participate in one event.

Learn about the history of New Year’s celebration and hobbies of Nikolai Gogol

The Yesenin Museum has prepared a lecture dedicated to the work of the writer Fyodor Dostoevsky. The lesson is timed to coincide with the upcoming anniversary of the classic – in 2021 we will celebrate the 200th anniversary of his birth. The lecture will focus on the contribution made by Anna Dostoevskaya, the writer’s wife, to the preservation of Fyodor Mikhailovich’s legacy. The audience will be told how she managed to become one of the first Russian women in the field of entrepreneurship. Dostoevskaya successfully published and distributed her husband’s collected works. She also became famous as his bibliographer and author of memoirs. Netizens will find out what unites Anna Dostoevskaya and Galina Benislavskaya, the literary secretary of Sergei Yesenin. The video will be posted on the museum’s channel in Youtube December 22 at 15:00.

On the YouTube channel of the S.A. Yesenin will also be able to get acquainted with the Old Russian New Year traditions. The history of the holiday begins from the times of pagan Rus in the 9th century. However, in the past, New Years were celebrated in March or September. From the lecture, you can find out from what century the tradition of decorating the Christmas tree appeared, when the first New Year’s fireworks were launched and which wizard from Slavic mythology was revered before the usual image of Santa Claus was formed. In addition, the topic of the lecture will touch upon caroling and Christmas fortune telling during Christmas time. The video will be published on December 26 at 19:00.

Gogol’s House invites everyone to a virtual tour dedicated to the hobbies and hobbies of Nikolai Gogol. The guide will walk through the main exhibition and tell you what the writer did in his free time. For example, Gogol collected plants for herbarium, and also loved drawing, handicrafts and cooking. You can find out what the writer was sewing at his leisure and what treats he offered his guests on December 24 at 16:00. The tour will be held live on the museum’s pages on social networks “In contact with”, Facebook and “Instagram”…

New Year’s Eve concert awaits netizens on December 26 at 19:00. The broadcast will take place on the channel of the A.N. Scriabin in Youtube… For connoisseurs of music, the soloist of the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic, pianist Ekaterina Mechetina will perform. Legendary works by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Anatoly Lyadov, Sergei Rachmaninov and other composers will be performed live.

Consider old toys and travel to Moscow a century ago

On December 26 at 19:00 it will be possible to listen to hits from your favorite Soviet comedies and melodramas, directed by Eldar Ryazanov. The concert will feature songs from the films “Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath!”, “Cruel Romance”, “Hussar Ballad” and other films. For the public, the soloist of the Moscow Musical Theater Yekaterina Chumachenko, the soloist of the Tsaritsyn Opera Theater Vadim Remchukov, as well as musicians Vladimir Gapontsev and Margarita Muzychenko. The recording of the concert will be posted on the channel of the House-Museum of Marina Tsvetaeva in Youtube…

And the K.G. Paustovsky continues the cycle of lectures and excursions “Paustovsky’s Moscow”. December 26 at 15:00 on the page of the cultural institution in “Instagram” and on his channel in Youtube will post a virtual tour of house 12 on Tverskoy Boulevard. It was in this building that the writer lived during the Civil War. The participants of the excursion will be transferred to Moscow in 1917, when Paustovsky worked as a reporter for newspapers.

It will be possible to examine old toys during a lecture by the Museum of Archeology of Moscow. Among them, for example, are ancient whistles found near the shores of Lake Onega in the Republic of Karelia. Whistles are traditional Russian flutes that began to be made in Russia around the 10th century. They were molded from clay in the shape of birds, horses and fish. During the lecture, “romance toys” will also be shown. This is the name of the clay products that have been made in the village of Romanov in the Lipetsk region since the 16th century. Everyone will be taught how to make their own figurines from plasticine and clay. The online lesson will take place on December 27 at 14:00 on the Zoom platform. To participate you need pre-register…

The cultural life of Moscow continues online. Programs for those who stayed at home are represented by city libraries, museums, galleries, parks and other sites. For example, the site # Moskvastoboy constantly publishes lectures, theatrical performances, online tours, culinary shows, fashion shows and much more. More than 600 virtual walks, master classes, shows and other video materials are available to users. For example, in December, new excursions dedicated to military intelligence storiesas well as a tour of Mikhail Bulgakov Museum…

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