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28
29 Wednesday's doc
The Man Who Was Too Free
19:00
30 Lecture
Mikhail Afanasiev on religious literature in late USSR
15:00
Lecture
Soviet repressions on the map of Moscow
19:30
31 Conference
XXV Bath House Readings: Day one
12:00
01 Conference
XXV Bath House Readings: Day two
11:00
02 Last Address
Installation of memorial signs
12:00
Seminar
How to defend yourself in court
14:00
03
04 Exhibition
Alexandr Tsigal. "Targets"
11:00
Lecture
Franklin Ankersmit on perception of the past
19:00
05
06
07
08
09 Last Address
Installation of memorial signs
12:00
10
11 A historian at work
A meeting with Olga Togoeva
19:00
12 Wednesday's doc
"80 Million", a film by Waldemar Krzystek
19:00
13 Lecture
Moscow prisons in 1920’s–1950’s
19:30
14 Russia's Left
"However history didn’t go it’s way"
18:30
15 Excursion
Children of Arbat
14:00
16
17
18 State terror in the Soviet Union
Lithuania. Memory of anti-soviet resistance
19:00
19
20 What country we live in
A presentation of Andrei Medushevsky’s book
19:00
21 Biblionight
An old apartment: art and lives
18:30
22 Excursion
Varlam Shalamov and "Living Buddhas"
20:00
Excursion
Topography of terror. Yauza
22:30
23 Excursion
Topography of Terror. Lubyanka
13:00
24
25
26 Ceremony
Award ceremony for the winners of the school competition
11:00
27 Exhibition
A Story of an Old Apartment
11:00
Lecture
Cartography of repressed science
19:30
28
29 Excursion
Topography of terror. Povarskaya
13:00
30 Last Address
Installation of memorial signs
12:00
27 Mon
28 Tue
29 Wed Wednesday's doc
The Man Who Was Too Free
19:00
30 Thu Lecture
Mikhail Afanasiev on religious literature in late USSR
15:00
Lecture
Soviet repressions on the map of Moscow
19:30
31 Fri Conference
XXV Bath House Readings: Day one
12:00
01 Sat Conference
XXV Bath House Readings: Day two
11:00
02 Sun Last Address
Installation of memorial signs
12:00
Seminar
How to defend yourself in court
14:00
03 Mon
04 Tue Exhibition
Alexandr Tsigal. "Targets"
11:00
Lecture
Franklin Ankersmit on perception of the past
19:00
05 Wed
06 Thu
07 Fri
08 Sat
09 Sun Last Address
Installation of memorial signs
12:00
10 Mon
11 Tue A historian at work
A meeting with Olga Togoeva
19:00
12 Wed Wednesday's doc
"80 Million", a film by Waldemar Krzystek
19:00
13 Thu Lecture
Moscow prisons in 1920’s–1950’s
19:30
14 Fri Russia's Left
"However history didn’t go it’s way"
18:30
15 Sat Excursion
Children of Arbat
14:00
16 Sun
17 Mon
18 Tue State terror in the Soviet Union
Lithuania. Memory of anti-soviet resistance
19:00
19 Wed
20 Thu What country we live in
A presentation of Andrei Medushevsky’s book
19:00
21 Fri Biblionight
An old apartment: art and lives
18:30
22 Sat Excursion
Varlam Shalamov and "Living Buddhas"
20:00
Excursion
Topography of terror. Yauza
22:30
23 Sun Excursion
Topography of Terror. Lubyanka
13:00
24 Mon
25 Tue
26 Wed Ceremony
Award ceremony for the winners of the school competition
11:00
27 Thu Exhibition
A Story of an Old Apartment
11:00
Lecture
Cartography of repressed science
19:30
28 Fri
29 Sat Excursion
Topography of terror. Povarskaya
13:00
30 Sun Last Address
Installation of memorial signs
12:00

Karetny Ryad

Conference

XXV Bath House Readings: Day two

01.04.2017 11:00
Seminar

How to defend yourself in court

02.04.2017 14:00
Exhibition

Alexandr Tsigal. "Targets"

04.04.2017 11:00
Lecture

Franklin Ankersmit on perception of the past

04.04.2017 19:00
A historian at work

A meeting with Olga Togoeva

11.04.2017 19:00
Wednesday's doc

"80 Million", a film by Waldemar Krzystek

12.04.2017 19:00
Russia's Left

"However history didn’t go it’s way"

14.04.2017 18:30
State terror in the Soviet Union

Lithuania. Memory of anti-soviet resistance

18.04.2017 19:00
What country we live in

A presentation of Andrei Medushevsky’s book

20.04.2017 19:00
Biblionight

An old apartment: art and lives

21.04.2017 18:30
Exhibition

A Story of an Old Apartment

27.04.2017 11:00

Off-site

Last Address

Installation of memorial signs

02.04.2017 12:00
Last Address

Installation of memorial signs

09.04.2017 12:00
Lecture

Moscow prisons in 1920’s–1950’s

13.04.2017 19:30
Excursion

Children of Arbat

15.04.2017 14:00
Excursion

Varlam Shalamov and "Living Buddhas"

22.04.2017 20:00
Excursion

Topography of terror. Yauza

22.04.2017 22:30
Excursion

Topography of Terror. Lubyanka

23.04.2017 13:00
Ceremony

Award ceremony for the winners of the school competition

26.04.2017 11:00
Lecture

Cartography of repressed science

27.04.2017 19:30
Excursion

Topography of terror. Povarskaya

29.04.2017 13:00
Last Address

Installation of memorial signs

30.04.2017 12:00

Karetny Ryad

Conference

XXV Bath House Readings: Day two

01.04.2017 11:00
Seminar

How to defend yourself in court

02.04.2017 14:00
Exhibition

Alexandr Tsigal. "Targets"

04.04.2017 11:00
Lecture

Franklin Ankersmit on perception of the past

04.04.2017 19:00
A historian at work

A meeting with Olga Togoeva

11.04.2017 19:00
Wednesday's doc

"80 Million", a film by Waldemar Krzystek

12.04.2017 19:00
Russia's Left

"However history didn’t go it’s way"

14.04.2017 18:30
State terror in the Soviet Union

Lithuania. Memory of anti-soviet resistance

18.04.2017 19:00
What country we live in

A presentation of Andrei Medushevsky’s book

20.04.2017 19:00
Biblionight

An old apartment: art and lives

21.04.2017 18:30
Exhibition

A Story of an Old Apartment

27.04.2017 11:00

Off-site

Last Address

Installation of memorial signs

02.04.2017 12:00
Last Address

Installation of memorial signs

09.04.2017 12:00
Lecture

Moscow prisons in 1920’s–1950’s

13.04.2017 19:30
Excursion

Children of Arbat

15.04.2017 14:00
Excursion

Varlam Shalamov and "Living Buddhas"

22.04.2017 20:00
Excursion

Topography of terror. Yauza

22.04.2017 22:30
Excursion

Topography of Terror. Lubyanka

23.04.2017 13:00
Ceremony

Award ceremony for the winners of the school competition

26.04.2017 11:00
Lecture

Cartography of repressed science

27.04.2017 19:30
Excursion

Topography of terror. Povarskaya

29.04.2017 13:00
Last Address

Installation of memorial signs

30.04.2017 12:00
Exhibition

A Story of an Old Apartment

  • International Memorial (5/10 Karetny Ryad)
  • 27.04.2017
  • 11:00
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The International Memorial Society and the «Samokat» Publishing House present an installation show based on the book by Anya Desnitskaya and Alexandra Litvina «A Story of an Old Apartment».

The book has been warmly welcomed by readers from a wide cross-section of the society and has paved a way for a dialog between generations – a dialogue that is much needed in our times.

This old apartment has been the home of the Muromtsev family for a century. Following the book, the installation opens a door into their lives. We are invited to witness their dark and happy days, their losses and their victories. Soon, we feel very much at home, among familiar things. The old place is a treasure trove of secrets. After all, in our history, everyone has had to keep secrets from the children, from friends and spouses, even from oneself – almost as if trying to erase whole chapters of our lives from our memories.

One way or another, nearly every family in our country was practicing this kind of survival strategy during the 20th century. Some had to conceal the knowledge of a foreign language. Others were forced to hide their family traditions, religion and rituals. Anything could bring danger and had to be kept secret: relatives, friends, letters, photographs, even names.

The family history, once erased, is not easily recreated. But that’s where old homes and everyday objects can be of such great value! First, the book, and now, the exhibition, are providing the strongest evidence to that. Yes, it’s the old, useless and usually silent things that remember everything and can tell a better, fuller story than their owners, frightened by the History, ever could have. These old things that have kept our memory and can talk instead of people are the real subject of our exhibition.

But the show is also a portrait of every single family that has navigated our History like a ship in a big ocean. There is no way to hide from History – yet, it’s the family and its home where the memories are kept of all the system’s victims, all the forgotten everyday heroes, all those swept off the deck of the ship.

The exhibition is held in the lobby of the International Memorial (5/10 Karetny Ryad) and is open from April 27 to November 3, 2017, Tuesday to Saturday, from 11 am to 7 pm.

Guided tours for school groups of any age are provided.

 

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