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The opening of the exhibition «You will never see such battles...» took place at the «Lopasnya-Zachatievskoe Estate».

The opening of the exhibition «You will never see such battles...» took place at the «Lopasnya-Zachatievskoe Estate».

Date added:

25 April 2023, Tu


  On 22 April in the museum  "Lopasnya-Zachatievskoye Estate" the opening of the exhibition "You will not see such battles..." dedicated to the 210th anniversary of the memory of the commander of the guerrilla detachment - Prince Nikolai Danilovich Kudashev (1784-1813) took place;

The exhibition presents a collection of military-historical miniatures - tin soldiers of the Russian and French army from the personal collection of Alexander Mikhailovich Ryazanov, director of the Pushkin State Historical and Literary Museum-Reserve (Vyazemy).

Alexander Mikhailovich Ryazanov, as a person very keen on history, has been collecting military-historical miniatures for many years. Today his collection counts more than 300 soldiers from the Napoleonic Wars. Each tin soldier, no more than 10 centimetres in size, has a thoroughly drawn military uniform and facial expression.

His collection is completed with engravings, books, porcelain soldiers, plaques, plaster busts, orders and medals related to the theme of the Patriotic War of 1812.

Looking in the showcases at the slender ranks of Russian, French and allied troops of the first quarter of the XIX century, one can't help but plunge into the atmosphere of that harsh time, which was characterised by romance and heroism.

The guests, among whom were pupils of the Sunday School of the Anno-Zachatievsky Church, carefully looked at the exhibits. They learnt what kinds of troops took part in military battles of that time, what a kiver was and what a soldier's satchel was filled with. Together with the guide they looked at and studied the orders awarded to Russian heroes.

The exhibition opening was attended by: A.A. Dudin, an employee of the Museum of Memory of the Lopasna region and P.V. Kuznetsov. Pavel Viktorovich provided buttons of soldiers and officers of the French army for the exhibition. They are kept in his family, and were found on the outskirts of the village of Verkhnyaya Pikalovo.

Remembering the exploits of Colonel Prince Nikolai Danilovich Kudashev, who acted with a partisan detachment of the Podolsk-Molody-Lopasnya line in October 1812, the guests watched a theatrical performance "How we all of Lopasnya saw off Apolion the King from Russia". The stage for the performance was a "rayok" - a mobile theatre for showing pictures, popular in the 19th century. At that time a lot of people gathered at such theatrical performances shown by travelling artists at fairs. This "fairy tale" was enjoyed not only by children, but also by adults.

The victory over Napoleon's army was one of the greatest events in the history of our country. The Russian army showed all its strength and power, made the image of Russia invincible.

The exhibition is open until 31 August. Those who wish can not only see the exhibition, but also book interactive classes on the history of 1812, with a demonstration of "raik".

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