MOSCOW DAY CELEBRATED IN Т-34 TANK HISTORY MUSEUM
On 8 and 9 September the Museum celebrated the 871th anniversary of the foundation of the city of Moscow.
A major program of cultural and educational events that included guided tours of the Museum, master classes, educational sites, exhibitions of armaments and military equipment was implemented on that day by the Museum’s staff.
The «jewel» of the celebration was the performance of «Patriot» ensemble of patriotic songs, «Willows» vocal group, members of Literary Association named after D. Kedrin. Their program of songs and poetry was some sort of a shift into the times of the Great Patriotic War describing the heroic deeds of the defenders of the Motherland on the frontline and in the hinterland.
The war theme was continued in the military history re-enactment named “Battle of Moscow. The Beginning”. The Museum, jointly with Kitezhgrad Center of Live History (its Vladimir and Pereslavl sections), military history clubs and associations from Moscow, Kolomna, Podolsk, Pushkino, Lobnya, Ryazan, Sergiev Posad and other Russian cities reconstructed the beginning of one of greatest events of the Great Patriotic War. The Nazi invaders persistently headed for Moscow destroying everything on their way, including a frontline medical aid station. But the invaders were surprised to encounter staunch resistance from wounded Red Army soldiers and officers, as well as from members of the medical staff, including civilians and even teenagers. Naturally, the forces were unequal and all defenders of the station were killed. Wehrmacht soldiers were glad to have achieved yet another victory, but they could not have even imagined the forthcoming major offensive of the Red Army. The Museum and its colleagues will inform the visitors of that offensive in the course of the next military history re-enactment which will take place in early December 2018.
The photo report on the events is published in our Photo Gallery.
DAY OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION NATIONAL FLAG CELEBRATED IN THE MUSEUM
Updated exposition, thematic exhibitions, interactive quest with commemorative prizes were offered by the Museum to its visitors on the Russian Federation National Flag Day. Children and their parents were happy to uncover the secrets of «tankogami», i.e. the making of a tank model from an ordinary sheet of paper. Exciting coloring puzzles were received by the youngest visitors for «homework».
You can see the photo report of the event on the Photo Gallery page.
“TANKMEN TO SEAMEN” – RUSSIAN NAVY DAY CELEBRATED IN THE MUSEUM
TV coverage of the navy parade in St. Petersburg was organized in the T-34 Tank History Museum on the Russian Navy Day. Visitors received wall calendars dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Red Army and Red Navy. These calendars are the gifts from the Museum’s friends in Urals. We would like to express our special gratitude to Victor Andreyev, navy veteran from Yekaterinburg.
Noteworthy is the fact that the Orders of Suvorov, Kutuzov and Alexander Nevsky were instituted on 29 July 1942 by the Decree of the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Council. The very first awardee of the Order of Suvorov is among those represented in the Museum’s exposition.
You can see the photo report of the event on the Photo Gallery page.
PROCESSION THROUGH TIME
Traditional event held by T-34 Tank History Museum
The thirteenth Procession through Time started on 22 June 2018 near the building of T-34 Tank History Museumat the dawn of the Day of Memory and Grief commemorating the day when the Great Patriotic War had begun. After a memorial rally, followed by one-minute silence in memory of the defenders of the Motherland flowers were laid to the commemorative cross standing on the Museum’s Memory Square. The final memorial rally was held and the flowers were laid to the communal grave of the defenders of Moscow in the park of Lugovaya. You can see the photo report of the event on the Photo Gallery page.
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The morning of 22 June. Just think, what it means to us… It’s possible it means something benignant in spite of the painful memories that lie underneath.
An astonishing historic example that repeats itself and never teaches anyone. Napoleon once stood on the Hill of Respectful Salutation waiting for the Russian noblemen to come with the keys to Moscow. He waited for long, but it was all in vain. The French emperor shrugged his shoulders in surprise and said something really shocking: “It seems that they do not know how to surrender.”
And yes, the soldiers of our nation have never known how to surrender. Such is the great and terrible lesson we have to learn. This modest procession in commemoration of the first morning of the war that had changed the destiny of the nation, in a typical summer morning when the sun and the moon cross their rays, when the mists wander about the hills of the Klinsko-Dmitrovskaya Ridge, this austere, solemn and mournful procession was some sort of a meeting with those who had given their lives to enable us to go, go and go…
In this procession we are joined by all those who went to fight in fateful forties and who were confident in our ability to take up their banners if need be. They will always be alive in our hearts: tanks and tankmen, infantry soldiers and Navy men, very young nurses… By way of sacrificing their lives they ordered us to keep the memory of the war years, so that the war never repeats itself.
The soul was bright and clear after the procession as though it was loved by the water from a spring of human love, our love to them and THEIR love to us…
RUSSIA DAY CELEBRATED IN T-34 TANK HISTORY MUSEUM
Russia Day was celebrated in the Museum on Tuesday, 12 June. Updated exposition, electronic presentations and thematic exhibitions were complemented by an interactive quest with commemorative prizes. You can see the photo report of the event on the Photo Gallery page.
“DAY” AND “NIGHT” AT Т-34 TANK HISTORY MUSEUM
Two traditional spring events – Day of Historical and Cultural Heritage of Moscow and “Night at the Museum” Citywide Cultural and Educational Event – were held on Saturday, 19 May.
“Lunch at the Frontline” festival held by the Lobnya Convivia of Slow Food Russia was the highlight of Day in the afternoon. “Warrior” Defense and Sports Club held its program on the Museum’s grounds simultaneously with the festival.
Visitors of all ages were especially interested in taking part in an interactive quest with commemorative prizes held within the framework of the Night program.
You can see the detailed photo report of the events on our Photo Gallery page.
VICTORY DAY CELEBRATED IN Т-34 TANK HISTORY MUSEUM
On the Victory Day the Museum started its working day with the live broadcast of the military parade on the Red Square and the speech of Russian President V.V. Putin. During that day the celebrations and the Immortal Regiment procession were also broadcast in the Museum. Visitors could hear Zvezda Radio Station’s reports on the V-Day events, memories of the veterans, popular songs and military marches of the war years. Inside they could make a tour of the exposition with guidebooks and receive the Museum’s souvenir magnets as commemorative prizes. “Warrior” Defense and Sports Club presented its master classes on the Museum’s grounds.