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Expedition Team at the Museum of Soviet Childhood in Sergiev Posad

The Museum of Soviet Childhood is a museum of toys and childhood symbols familiar to every Soviet child: dolls, weeble wobbles, metal cars, pedal vehicles, filmstrips and much more. The authors of the idea are spouses Semyon Aleksandrovich and Olesya Sergeevna Zhiltsovs. “5 years ago, children asked what toys we had in our childhood. Then we began to sort things out in the apartment and search for our toys, more and more immersing in nostalgia: sorted out a collection of postcards, played board games and remembered active street fun and play (Chinese garter game, classics, Cossacks and robbers). So the idea was born to collect a collection of games, toys and memorabilia that surrounded the Soviet child in his childhood”.

The activities of the Museum of Soviet Childhood are aimed at preserving Soviet-era toys, studying information about toys, their manufacturers and the impact of toys on raising children. The main goal of the museum is the patriotic education of youth through the demonstration of toys made at the enterprises and factories of our country.

Museum staff conduct excursions for schools and individuals, give master classes and organize hobby groups. On interactive excursions, where showpieces can be picked up, children will learn how their parents spent their childhood, with no Internet, mobile phones and social networks.

The museum’s fund continues to be replenished with exhibits purchased by museum owners and presented by visitors.


The history of Moscow museum of flatiron in video of Associated Press

The Moscow museum of iron which is located within the territory of the Kremlin in Izmailovo collected under its roof 1,500 rare antique exhibits from all over the world. Some of them are simple, other ones are decorated fancifully. In the private collection of Mikhail Gubanov, the founder of the Museum, there are irons for everything: for gloves, hats, socks and ties as well as corrugated rollers for special collars and even special presses for playing cards.  Everything dates back to an electric iron found by Gubanov in the house of his great – grandfather. He was presented this thing from Europe in the early of 1900.

Today, irons are a family passion. Mikhail Gubanov introduced his son and daughter-in-law to it, – Maksim and Maria Novikov. "We really enjoy it. Besides the fact that we collect them, we are still writing the history of each utilitarian item. We search for information in various sources around the world, compile catalogs and we are going to write a book about this subject as few people think about its evolution" the Director says in an interview with the Associated Press.

Director of the museum Maria Novikova.


The Museum of Russian gusli and Chinese guqin will be open in Sokolniki ECC

This 2020 year on the 12th of February in 5 p.m. in one of the pavilions of Sokolniki ECC unique by the content and concept Museum of Russian gusli and Chinese guqin will be open, there visitors can get familiar with musical cultural heritage of our countries. Two stringed musical instruments were decided to be combined in one exhibition place on purpose. Both of them serve an embodiment of traditional musical art, fully representing the history and national color of origin country. There will be presented more than 20 unique samples in exposition of the Museum.

To introduce the history of Russian gusli and Chinese guqin; tell us about the changing of appearance; raise the layer of traditional culture that they are pulling along; and convey understanding of Russian and Chinese cultural heritage value - such an aim is set by the founders of the Museum - a culturologist Dmitry Paramonov, the owner of the Museum of World Calligraphy, the Director of Association of Russian Private Museums Aleksey Shaburov, a master of making ancient chinese harps ("guqin"), the founder of community "Chinese guqin", a continuer of traditions and skills as for guqin manufactory , so to the intangible cultural heritage Xie Jiandong.

During the preparation to the opening, on the 15th of January 2020 year the Museum of Russian gusli and Chinese guqin were visited by the representative delegation of best students from Tsinghua University, the participants of the project "Be thankful, serve the society" , and the best students from the leading Russian Universities, such as Moscow State University named after Lomonosov, Moscow State Institute of International Relationships of Russian Federation, Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Higher School of Economics, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow State Linguistic University and so on. During the visit, Dmitry Paramonov conducted a tour for visitors and introduced the instrument to them, playing people's songs with gusli.


“May Grandma Musa Live”: Russian Association of Private Museums presents a film by Ivan Martsenyuk

“May Grandma Musa live” – that is the title of the film, shot by Ivan Martsenyuk, a woodcarver, founder of the Mobile Memorial Museum “Immortal Regiment of Valaam”. “Immortal Regiment” is a Regiment of World War II heroes, who were  mutilated, forgotten and left to live out their lives in Valaam care home. You could have met this Regiment in September 2019, at the “Private Museums of Russia. Russian golden nuggets” exhibit.

For two days the Regiment was “stationed” at “Sokolniki” reminding the now living people about the horrors of that dreadful war.

Looking into the eyes of the soldiers gazing at you from the canvases, many Moscow residents who came to the exhibit were unable to hold back tears, so piercing are the portraits of the people, created by the hands of Karelian master. The heroine of the film – Musa Alexandrovna Kocherovskaya, who visited Valaam, could not hold her tears back either. The “TV Center” channel interviewed her, but, unfortunately, its recording did not go on the air, as it did not fit into the segment dedicated to the celebration of Moscow City Day, during which the exhibition was held. However, it did not disappear, it became possible to watch it thanks to amateur shooting, which formed the basis of the film.


The Multimedia Museum of the New Chronology was opened in Yaroslavl

On December 29, 2019, in Yaroslavl, within the walls of the former estate of Prince Kurakin, the Multimedia Museum of the New Chronology was opened, the main and only exhibit of which is not a subject of material culture, but a scientific theory.

Unique Museum without any analogues nor in Russia or abroad was founded by mathematicians A.T. Fomenko, G.V. Nosovsky, and T.N. Fomenko. The empirical-statistical and astronomical methods developed by scientists for dating ancient and medieval events have allowed them to recreate the past of mankind in a true chronological sequence of historical events.

In 14 halls of the Multimedia Museum of the New Chronology you can get familiar with the pages of world history with the help of multimedia appliances and rethink all knowledge got at school or University.   

New Chronology is the theory of a radical revision of historical chronology, according to which the modern habitual chronology coincides with historical events, only starting from the XVIII century, and the events of Russian history until this time were falsified.

The theory was formed in the 1970-1980s at the Moscow State University Mechanics Institute, based on the ideas of Doctor of Sciences Mikhail Postnikov, and since the beginning of the 1990s, its ideologists are A. Fomenko and G. Nosovsky. Professional historians have recognized this theory as pseudoscientific. However, this did not prevent A. Fomenko, and G. Nosovsky and T. Fomenko from creating a museum. In their opinion, thanks to its discovery, the Russians had the opportunity to understand the new theory and draw their own conclusions.


“Remember” in the Museum of Modern Art “Dom Muz” an exposition devoted to the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Second World War was opened

With the beginning of 2020 year, in the first and the only one Museum of Modern Art in Yaroslavl "Dom Muz" an exposition devoted to the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Second World War was opened.

Works of outstanding domestic painters and sculptors from Russian Academy of Art were included in the exhibition, among those Zurab Tsereteli, Helium Korzhev, Vladimir Surovtsev, Mikhail Kugach, Andrey Zakharov and others. Here are presented both modern installations and works created in the first post-war years. All of them shed light on the tragic pages of history, evoking a deep emotional response from the audience, feelings of empathy and gratitude to people who survived during the difficult war years.

The exhibition is a mutual project of the Museum of Modern Art "Dom Muz", the Russian Academy of Arts, Art gallery under the name of Nekrasov in the village V'atskoye. The author is the founder of historical-cultural center " V'atskoye " Oleg Zharov, curator - painter Alexander Shilov.

During this year, called the year of memory and honor, the exposition will be supplemented by open lessons, cultural and educational programs and meetings with war veterans.

Entrance to the exhibition is free.


Film “Unique Places of Russia”: New Year’s gifts of Historical-cultural Center “Vyatskoye”

If you think that the village is five houses in two rows and in the middle of the general storehouse, then we suggest you watching the film “Unique Places of Russia” and make sure that this is not like that. There is the village of Vyatskoye on the map of Russia that forever destroys these stereotypes. No wonder tourists call it an open-air museum. Vyatskoye is so rich in sights that having arrived here for the first time, you do not know where to start your tourist route.

            According to traditions every year Historical-cultural Center  "Vyatskoye" under the name of E.A. Ankudinovoy opens new museum-historical places. By the way, in 2019, for the first time "the Sounds of Time" Musical Museum, "Rigla" Pharmacy Museum, the Art Gallery under the name of  N.A. Nekrasov were opened, and the Museum of Russian Entrepreneurship, the Museum "Detsky Mir", which received the second name "New Year is all year-round", were also updated. In total, today the Vyatsky museum- touristic network has 14 museums of various subjects, a hotel complex, a multimedia restaurant, and dozens of restored cultural monuments.

            The film “Unique Places of Russia” tells about the last two “novelties” of the village, which will surely interest guests of  Vyatskoye. We are talking about the new exposition of the Museum "Detsky Mir", created on the basis of a collection of New Year's toys, postcards, garlands and posters of the famous TV presenter Alexander Oleshko, and a multimedia restaurant where you can taste delicious dishes of Russian and European cuisine, and take a virtual trip to different continents and countries of the world.