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Moscow parks, subordinate to the Moscow Department of Culture, continue to conduct classes online. From March 1 to March 7, lectures on the history of the Russian nobility, sports training and dance lessons await the townspeople.

Where Dostoevsky rested, how the nobles traveled, what they danced at balls and who helps polar bears – all this can be found in new online classes in Moscow parks. On their pages in social networks, from March 1 to March 7, the parks will publish video tours, informative lectures and recordings of sports training. You can watch them free of charge and without prior registration.

How to prepare the body for training in capoeira will be shown in the video lesson of the Khodynskoye Pole park. Children and adolescents aged five to 15 are invited to the lesson. The participants will learn a set of Warm up exercises, which is also well suited for morning exercises. The lesson will be published on March 1 at 12:00 on the pages of the park in social networks “In contact with”, Facebookand “Instagram”.

And on March 3 at 12:00 a video tutorial on quickstep will be posted in the park’s accounts. This is a kind of fast foxtrot that requires a special ease of movement from the performer. The lesson will be conducted by the finalist of the Russian Championship Nikolai Kalinin. He will show you how to hold your body and put your feet in order to perform jumps.

To get acquainted with the little-known facts of the biography of Fyodor Dostoevsky offers the museum-estate “Lyublino”. A video post “Unusual summer resident” was prepared here for the World Writer’s Day. Famous literary figures often visited the estate: publishers, magazine editors, writers and poets. And in 1866, Dostoevsky was among them, who rented one of the dachas on the territory of the estate. The video will be published on March 3 at 16:00 in the official accounts of the estate museum in social networks “In contact with”, Facebookand “Instagram”.

At the Kuskovo Estate Museum, everyone is welcome to attend an online lecture “Educational Travels of Russian Noblemen of the 18th Century”. In the Russian noble milieu of that time, it was customary to send young people on the so-called grand tour, which literally can be translated as “great trip”. This is a trip to Europe, which was made at the end of the training for “improving the heart” and “saturating the mind.” The tour usually lasted at least two years. The lecture will tell about the grand tour of Count Nikolai Petrovich Sheremetev (1751-1809), as well as about the European travels of other famous Russian nobles. The lecture will be posted on March 3 at 13:00 on YouTube channel the estate museum, as well as in his social network accounts Facebook“.

You can learn about the life of polar bears in the wild at the online lecture of the Moscow Zoo. Viewers will be told about how young animals survive in the harsh conditions of the Arctic desert and who helps orphans to forage for food. They will also learn about the work of zoologists to preserve this species in nature. The lecture will be broadcasted live on the zoo’s social media page FacebookMarch 4 at 19:30.

Vorontsov Park invites you to a lecture “Great women in the canvases of artists”. Art critic Natalie Broderi will tell the participants about the life of Cleopatra, Alienora of Aquitaine and Byzantine Empress Theodora. Also, viewers will learn how the tradition of wearing a white dress for a wedding came about. The lecture will be published on March 5 at 18:00 on the official accounts of the park in social networks “In contact with”, Facebookand “Instagram”.

Capital parks offer an online visit to a photo exhibition to end the week. The “Spring Voyage” exposition was prepared by the North Tushino park. Here you can admire the works of landscape photographer Daniil Korzhonov. Among them are photographs of rare plants and animals inhabiting the Kuril Islands, the shores of Lake Baikal and inaccessible natural parks. The photo exhibition will be presented in two parts. The pictures will be published on March 6 and 7 at 17:00 on the pages of the Northern Parks Association in social networks “In contact with”, Facebookand “Instagram”.

Moscow parks moved some of their events online last spring due to the threat of the spread of coronavirus. Users are so fond of virtual lectures, master classes, trainings and lessons that some of them continue to conduct in this mode even now. This is convenient for those who want to diversify their leisure time without leaving home.

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