Russia – My History is one-of-a-kind interactive educational historical project addressed to wide audience. Lots of materials displayed at the exhibition are made accessible to public for the first time.
The multimedia exhibition RUSSIA — My HISTORY. 1945-2016 is taking place in the Manege Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow, from November 4 to November 22.
The exposition of 2016 is the fourth and final one in the series of the historical exhibitions Russia — My History prepared by the Patriarchal Culture Council.
The previous expositions, namely The Rurik Dynasty, The Romanovs, From Great Upheavals to the Great Victory, were met with exceptional interest and cordially received by the audience. Suffice it to say that these expositions were attended by more than two million people, with the youth making seventy percent of the number. The secret of success is that the authors managed to tell about the Russian history in an engaging way free from stereotypes and blinders.
The centuries-old experience accumulated by the Russian people generated the traits that enables us — regardless of political deals — to keep up the major national mindsets, such as aspiration for the truth, willingness to defend supreme values, self-sacrifice, kindness and compassion, responsiveness and sharing heart.
Project Russia — My History: What has Moscow Already Seen?
The multimedia project Russia — My History was opened with an exhibition about the Rurik Dynasty a few years ago. It told about the foundation of the Old Russian towns, the Christianization of Kievan Rus', the Horde yoke, the advancement of Moscow into the international political arena. All these events were presented with 3D models, digital reconstructions, touch screens, and augmented reality glasses.
It was followed with two more expositions at the ENEA: about the era of the Romanovs' reign and the period from the October Revolution of 1917 to the Victory over fascism in 1945. Over the short period of the Historical Park's work it has been visited by 2 million people. The project creators has made it to involve every visitor into the common history, which is sometimes contradictory, sometimes tragic, and sometimes great.
Final Stage of Exhibition Cycle
After acquaintance to this country's history from 862 to 1945 the last period should be covered. The exhibition Russia — My History. 1945–2016 presently held in Manege takes the area of about 4 thousand square meters. It embraces matters of the first post war years, the Khruschev's Thaw, the Stagnation Era, the collapse of the USSR and life of Russia in the former Soviet Union. Multimedia technologies give visitors a chance not just to learn about this or that period, but to become live part of the grandiose chronicle: see the funeral of Joseph Stalin, witness Yury Gagarin's first ever space flight, observe construction of BAM and find themselves in the centre of the 1991 Soviet coup d'état attempt, aka the August Putsch or August Coup.
Interesting multimedia designs prompt visitors to not just look in a new way at events of the recent past, but also to fathom the meaning of the lessons, which the history taught us in the 20th century.
The exhibition is accompanied with lectures, workshops, quests, film screenings, excursions, master classes and thematic multimedia performances that might give insights for deeper understanding of the Russian history and culture.
The exhibition runs in the Manege Exhibition Hall at the address 1, Manezhnaya Square, Moscow from November 4 to 22, 2016.
The open hours are from 11 am to 10 pm, admission free.
Find details on the official site of the History Park.
Author: Vera Ivanova