Day of the Baptism of Russia to be celebrated at VDNH

26 july 2021

On 28 July, the Slovo Centre at VDNH will hold free guided tours dedicated to the Day of the Baptism of Russia. Visitors at the Slovo Centre for Slavic Writing will learn about how Christianity influenced the development of culture, the Russian language and literacy. Participants must register for the guided tour in advance and capacity is limited.

On 28 July at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., the Slovo Centre at VDNH will hold guided tours, entitled 'The Day of the Baptism of Russia: the Spiritual Basis for the Unity of the People'. The museum staff will offer guests a closer look at the exposition's preserved copies of the Ostromir Gospel and The Word of Law and Grace. These books are considered to be among the most valuable artefacts of early Christian culture. The tour guides will also describe life in Russia before Christianisation, why Prince Vladimir abandoned paganism and the past role of priests in education. The multimedia exhibits at the Slovo Centre will be used as illustrative aids.

Total capacity on the guided tours is limited to 20 participants. Pre-registration is required.

The event will comply with all established health and safety procedures. Visitors must use personal protective equipment and observe social distancing rules. More information on the anti-coronavirus measures at VDNH can be found here.

Members of the VDNH Friends loyalty programme will receive a discount on tickets for the Slovo Centre for Slavic Writing and other exhibition venues. For a full and regularly updated list of programme partner venues, see the programme page on the VDNH website.

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