History & Memory

19 02, 2024

Medicine, Belgian Resistance, Russian Philology… The History of the Blankoffs in Belgium

2024-02-19T13:03:53+01:00February 19th, 2024|Categories: History & Memory, Russian House News, With Russian Roots|

On February 15, 2024 at the Russian House in Brussels, in the framework of the project "With Russian roots", an event (evening of memory) was held dedicated to the Russian-Belgian family Blankov, who made a great contribution to the development of relations with the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation. Boris Osipovich Blankov was a famous surgeon and president of the Belgian Orthopedic Society, and before that, during World War I, a volunteer of the Russian Expeditionary Corps, fighting in the fields of Champagne. During World War II, he fought in the armed resistance fighting fascism in Belgium. He was [...]

5 02, 2024

Virtual tour of the exhibition “Salute of Victory” (Victory Museum, Moscow)

2024-02-05T12:28:32+01:00February 5th, 2024|Categories: Exhibitions, History & Memory, Russian House News|Tags: , , , , |

To the 80th anniversary of the complete ending of the siege of Leningrad Video of the tour: On February 1, 2024 on the virtual platform of the Russian House in Brussels the Victory Museum became a participant of the project "Museum Day". In the framework of commemorative events, dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the complete ending of the siege of Leningrad, the main Russian military-historical museum gave conduct an online tour of the "Salute of Victory" exhibition and present expositions dedicated to the siege of Leningrad. The online audience saw a [...]

31 01, 2024

Online excursion of the Russian Museum round the exhibition “Memory!”

2024-01-31T12:36:38+01:00January 31st, 2024|Categories: Exhibitions, History & Memory, Russian House News|Tags: , , , , |

To the 80th anniversary of the complete liberation of Leningrad from the fascist blockade. On January 30, the virtual platform of the Russian House in Brussels hosted an online tour of the exhibition "Memory!" in the Russian Museum (St. Petersburg). The tour was conducted by Valentina Gorlova, Head of the Excursion and Lecture Department of the Russian Museum. The technologies of panoramic photography allowed enable viewers to explore the museum’s rooms where the most significant works of Soviet art,as well as works by contemporary authors dedicated to the Great Patriotic War - a terrible and at the same time heroic [...]

29 01, 2024

Online-concert by St.Petersburg Music House “Evenings in the English Hall”

2024-01-29T15:42:27+01:00January 29th, 2024|Categories: History & Memory, Russian House News|Tags: , , , |

For the 80th anniversary of the end of the Siege of Leningrad Program: G.F. Handel (1685-1759) - J.Halvorsen (1864-1935). Passacaglia from Suite for clavier No. 7 in G minor HWV 432 (arr. for violin and cello) laureate of international competitions Bogdan Efremov (cello) laureate of international competitions Arseniya Sibileva (violin) A.Nesterov (1918-1999). Concerto for trombone and orchestra op.11 laureate of international competition Fedor Romanov (trombone) piano – laureate of international competitions Evgenia Dumnich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893). Pezzo Сapriccioso for cello and piano in b-moll op.62 laureate of international competitions Bogdan Efremov (cello) piano – laureate of international competitions Gleg [...]

19 01, 2024

Conference in honor of the 80th anniversary of the Leningrad siege ending

2024-01-24T11:37:15+01:00January 19th, 2024|Categories: History & Memory, Russian House News|Tags: , , |

On January 26, Victory Museum will host the conference "80th anniversary of the Leningrad siege ending". "The unconquered Leningrad became one of the most outstanding symbols of the firmness and courage of the Soviet people during the Great Patriotic War. The 872 days of the blockade have affected the lives of millions of people. The hardships of the blockade days have left a deep mark on the history of families, institutions, streets and houses of the Northern capital. Everyone should know the truth about these events," the Victory Museum noted. The participants of the scientific conference will be the largest [...]

24 11, 2023

The history of the Tolstoy and Bezobrazov families was told at an evening in the Russian House

2024-01-15T21:53:50+01:00November 24th, 2023|Categories: History & Memory, Our Compatriots, Russian House News, With Russian Roots|Tags: , |

On November 21, at the Russian House in Brussels, as part of the “With Russian Roots” program, an evening was held dedicated to the famous compatriot in Belgium, a representative of the post-revolutionary emigration - the commander of the Cavalry Guard and the Russian Imperial Guard, General Vladimir Mikhailovich Bezobrazov and his family. The evening was hosted by his granddaughter Alexandra Vladimirovna Bezobrazova and the Belgian writer and journalist Gregoire Tolstoy. They talked about the history of the noble Bezobrazov family, dating back to the 14th century, about the life path of its most famous representative - the great patriot [...]

21 11, 2023

«Russia, the coronation of the phoenix?» Paysage sonore by Dominique Kopp

2024-01-15T22:00:24+01:00November 21st, 2023|Categories: History & Memory, Innovation, Meet Russia, Our Compatriots, performance, Russian House News, With Russian Roots|

On November 10th, the Russian House in Brussels hosted a uniquely formatted event. Our guests were immersed in the ambiance of Russia through Dominique Kopp's soundscape, titled 'Russia - Coronation of the Phoenix?' In a dimly lit auditorium, attendees enjoyed a compilation of audio excerpts, music, sound bites, and recordings of speeches by key figures in Russian history. The soundscape had a profound impact on the audience, enabling them to experience the atmosphere of Russia, sense the chill of harsh winters, and relive crucial historical moments that shaped the country's destiny. After the soundscape concluded, the guests lingered for an [...]

25 08, 2023

Screening of the Multimedia Film “Alexander III: The Bronze Wanderer”

2023-10-26T20:04:15+02:00August 25th, 2023|Categories: Cinema Club, History & Memory, Meet Russia, Russian House News|

As part of the All-Russian event "Night of Cinema – 2023," in the virtual branch of the Russian Museum operating within the premises of the V.G. Belinsky Central District Library, a screening of the multimedia film "Alexander III: The Bronze Wanderer" will take place. Created in 1909 by the sculptor Paolo Troubetzkoy, the monument to Alexander III was installed near the Nicholas Railway Station in St. Petersburg. After the 1917 revolution, a complex and dramatically intertwined "journey" of the monument began, closely linked to the events of national history. In 1939, the monument became part of the collection of the [...]

29 06, 2023

The multimedia project “Music of Heroes” was presented in Belgium

2023-06-30T11:52:36+02:00June 29th, 2023|Categories: Exhibitions, History & Memory, Russian House News|Tags: , , , |

To the 82nd commemoretion of the start of the Great Patriotic War On June 29, 2023, the presentation of the multimedia project of the Russian National Museum of Music "Music of Heroes" took place on the virtual site of the Russian House in Brussels. The project presented by Mikhail Bryzgalov, Director General of the Russian National Museum of Music, Honored Art Worker of the Russian Federation. "Music of Heroes" is a synthesis of the museum and theater, music and literature, photography and cinema. The music of heroes is the music of those who worked in the rear, fought on the [...]

11 05, 2023

Musical and poetic evening “Living memory of the past”

2023-05-11T12:00:41+02:00May 11th, 2023|Categories: History & Memory, Russian House News|Tags: , , |

  On May 9, our country celebrated the Great Holiday, Victory Day over Nazi Germany.   On May 10, 2023, a gala evening "Living Memory of Past Years" was held at the Russian House in Brussels, dedicated to the Day of Victory in World War II in Europe. We dedicated this Literary and Musical Evening to the memory of Soviet people who fell on the battlefields, were burned in the crematoria of concentration camps, tortured to death in the dungeons of the Gestapo, died under bombing, and those who lived to see the holy holiday - Victory Day.   Opera [...]

17 03, 2023

Excursion-finishing of the exhibition “Russia and the West. 500 years” with Doctor of History Vladimir Ronin

2023-03-24T15:10:17+01:00March 17th, 2023|Categories: Exhibitions, History & Memory, Russian House News|Tags: |

On March 17, the exhibition "In Fraternitate et Caritate" finished its work at the Russian House in Brussels. Russia and the West 500 years ago”, dedicated to the 500th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and the Holy Roman Empire. A tour of the exhibition was conducted by Vladimir Ronin, Doctor of History, Master of Slavic Studies, currently teaching at the KU Leuven (Antwerp campus). Author of numerous publications – works on the history of Central Europe in the Middle Ages, as well as on Russian-Belgian relations over the past two centuries. Since 1522, the Grand Prince [...]

6 02, 2023

The anniversary of the lifting of the blockade of Leningrad was celebrated in Belgium

2023-03-01T15:36:09+01:00February 6th, 2023|Categories: History & Memory, Russian House News|Tags: , , , |

The Russian House in Brussels and the People's Artist of Russia SVETLANA KRYUCHKOVA prepared for an important date the literary and musical composition "Leningraders, my children!" Dedicated to the courage and heroism of Leningraders during the days of the fascist blockade of 1941-1944. On January 27, 1944 as the result of Leningrad-Novgorod strategy offensive operation were defeated the Nazi armies near Leningrad and the 900 days blockade of the city was completely reversed. The blockade of Leningrad lasted from September 8, 1941 to January 27, 1944. During this period 107 000 aerial bombs were dropped at the northern [...]

17 11, 2022

The evening of vernissages “Peter, Belgium, Peterhof” was held in Belgium

2023-02-23T21:04:49+01:00November 17th, 2022|Categories: History & Memory, Peter The Great|

To the 350th anniversary of the birth of Peter the Great On November 17, an evening of vernissages was held, completing the program dedicated to the 350th anniversary of the birth of Peter the Great in the Russian House in Brussels The creative video project of the Russian House in Brussels "Belgian roads of Peter the Great" was presented by Vera Georgievna Bunina, head of the Russian House in Brussels. Professor of the Catholic University of Leuven, Doctor of History V. K. Ronin acted as the scientific consultant of the project. The audience was introduced to the history of Peter [...]

12 10, 2022

Both sailor and carpenter. Peter the Great in Russian Artistic Culture. Virtual tour

2023-02-26T20:12:48+01:00October 12th, 2022|Categories: Exhibitions, History & Memory, Peter The Great|Tags: , , |

On October 12, 2022, as part of the cycle “Art talk with the Russian Museum”, a virtual tour of the exhibition “Both Navigator and Carpenter. Peter the Great in Russian Artistic Culture. The exhibition, dedicated to the celebration of the 350th anniversary of the birth of Peter the Great, took place at the Russian Museum in June-September 2022. It consisted of works of painting, graphics, sculpture, crafts and numismatics, the plot of which is the activity and personality of Peter I. The exhibition includes 150 works from the 18th - early 20th century from the collection of the Russian Museum, [...]

30 03, 2022

Conference “In the circle of Sergei Diaghilev. Intertwined Destinies”

2023-02-26T21:14:04+01:00March 30th, 2022|Categories: Exhibitions, History & Memory, Russian House News|Tags: , , |

150th anniversary of the birth of Sergei Diaghilev, Russian artist and impresario Director of the State Museum of Theatrical and Musical Art in St. Petersburg, Natalia Metelitsa is also an honored worker of culture of the Russian Federation and the artistic director of the International Festival of Arts "Diaghilev. Post Scriptum". During this conference, she spoke in her lecture about the personality of Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev through the prism of his relationship with artists, composers, dancers. The social circle of this eminent impresario, in particular his enemies and his most loyal allies, has never been studied from an artistic point [...]

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