History comes alive in Moscow

28th July 2017 - 2 minutes read

On 26 May, a themed train began running on the Moscow Metro’s Zamoskvoretskaya Line (Green Line) and will run until late June. The carriages show various eras that will help passengers feel the spirit of history.

City streets, between Tverskoi and Chistoprudny boulevards, will become the main festival venues. Tverskoi Boulevard will host the largest national contest of historical projects and include professionals and amateurs. Novopushkinsky Public Garden is to receive at least 700 reenactors from 19 countries.

History Comes Alive in Moscow Russia

Chistoprudny Boulevard will turn into 19th century Sevastopol. An artillery position dating to the Crimean War of 1853-1856 and a memorial area honoring the city’s defenders will be located on one side of the street. And the other side will feature a square dating to the 1880s, the 1890s and the early 1900s with a café, a photo studio and a musical-theatrical summer-house.

Russian and French armies from the Patriotic War of 1812 will pitch camps on Strastnoi Boulevard. Miniature soldiers will be available for staging battles at a military-history theatre on Petrovsky Boulevard. The atmosphere of the Silver Age of Russian culture will be presented on Tverskaya Square. People will be able to visit an old Moscow hotel, an exhibition of vintage music machines and will see theatrical plays and ballet. A timeline showing the main periods of the Kitai-Gorod district’s history will appear on Nikolskaya Street, and the famous 18th century Kadashovskaya Suburb, now part of the Zamoskvorechye district, will be reenacted on Lavrushinsky Pereulok.

Find more at https://www.mos.ru/en/news/item/24627073/

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