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April 18, 2021 11:07 am

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Portal users will take a virtual walk along Poklonnaya Hill, look into the old mansions of the capital and test their knowledge of Moscow monuments.

For the International Day of Monuments and Historic Sites (World Heritage Day) digital media platform #Moscowstobyprepared a special program for those who are interested in the history of the capital, distinguish classicism from modern, know the secrets of famous capital buildings, or are just beginning to get acquainted with the cultural heritage of Moscow.

Three stories and the tallest monument in the capital

On the Days of Historical and Cultural Heritage, the Victory Museum presents three virtual tours: “History of Poklonnaya Gora”, “Temples of Poklonnaya Gora” and “Monuments of Poklonnaya Gora”. Viewers will be told about 14 monuments and three temples of this historical place, as well as about the museum itself. During the walk, the participants will learn what the terraces of the “Road of War” alley symbolize, to whom the bronze steles located on it are dedicated, and how the tallest monument in Moscow, the Victory Monument, was created. The route of the excursion will pass at the walls of the Church of the Great Martyr George the Victorious, the memorial synagogue and the mosque. The guide will tell you in honor of whom and when these religious buildings were erected and what makes their interior design different.

Viewers will also learn about the history of the creation of monuments located in Victory Park. The program will show the monuments “Countries – members of the anti-Hitler coalition”, “Defenders of the Russian Land”, “Soldiers-internationalists”, “Tragedy of peoples” and “Missing soldiers without graves.”

Secrets of legendary interiors and 25 questions for connoisseurs

For the most curious, the Department of Cultural Heritage of the city of Moscow, together with the best guides of the capital, preparedvideo toursthrough the old Moscow mansions. Participants will be able to see the interiors of the legendary Sovetskaya hotel and Yar restaurant, appreciate the beauty of the estate part of the Kuskovo estate museum, get acquainted with the design of the Loan Treasury building in Nastasyinsky Lane, as well as find out what mystical stories are associated with the Cathedral of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God on Nikolskaya, Neledinskaya-Meletskaya city estate, Stepan Ryabushinsky’s mansion and many other architectural monuments.

Muscovites will also have the opportunity to test their knowledge about the city or discover new interesting facts from its history in an intellectual dictation of local lore “Moscow code”.It will be available on April 18 from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.

In total, the dictation will contain 25 questions dedicated to historical buildings and monuments, architectural styles, famous architects and memorable addresses of the capital. They will be voiced by cultural and artistic figures, television and radio hosts, athletes and bloggers.

Participants must answer all questions in 60 minutes. Anyone can take part in the dictation.

International Day of Monuments and Historic Sites is celebrated annually around the world on April 18. The memorable date was established in 1982 by the Assembly of the International Council for the Protection of Monuments and Sites, created under UNESCO.

 

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