A lecture by Philipp Smirnov about New Year’s traditions will take place at the Gorchakov Fund

13 December 2019
The Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund invites you to attend lecture by Philipp Smirnov “Traditions of Civil and Religious New Year’s Celebration”, which will take place in Moscow on December 17.

Is New Year a holiday? How old is the tradition of decorating a fir-tree? Where was the first children’s New Year’s party organized in Soviet Russia and can we visit that place? Where are the best toys made? Where does the tradition of serving Russian salad, Champaign and tangerines at the table come from? These and other questions will be answered during the pre-New Year’s lecture by Philipp Smirnov, editor-in-chief of Moscow Heritage, Deputy Chairman of the Commission for Culture and Cultural Heritage of the Public Chamber of the City of Moscow.

Venue: Gorchakov Fund (10/1 Yakovoapostolsky pereulok, Moscow).

The event will start on December 17 at 7:00 pm Moscow time (registration will open at 6:30 pm Moscow time).

The language of the event is Russian (without interpretation).

The number of seats is limited.