24.03.2022 18:00

Event overview

The Russian Student Christian Movement (RSCM) united Russian emigrant youth in Europe during the 1920s-1940s. Members of the movement, organized through a system of circles, gathered annually for congresses, engaged in education, and worked with children and youth. Estonia played an important role in the movement, thanks to figures such as I. A. Lagovsky, V. Bukhgoltz, T. A. Dezen, N. I. Penkin, and others. Some church hierarchs abroad, such as Bishop Ioann Pommer and Antoniy Khrapovitskiy, had a somewhat negative attitude towards the RSCM, as the movement relied on lay activity and had good connections and financial support from ecumenical organizations. At the same time, the movement was associated with remarkable cultural and religious figures of the Russian diaspora, such as Mother Maria Skobtsova, Father Sergius Bulgakov, Lev Zander, and Nikolai Berdyaev, who visited the Baltic States and gave lectures. In this lecture, we will try to assess the significance and contribution of the RSCM to Russian diaspora culture.

"Lecture: History of the Russian Student Christian Movement in Estonia and Europe"

  • Speaker: Irina Pyart (Tartu University)
  • Date: March 24, 2022, at 18:00
  • Location: Narva Castle, Reconditorium Hall
  • Language: Russian
  • Format: Lecture
  • Cost: €5

Tickets can be purchased on the Fienta.com website.

COVID-19 restrictions have fundamentally changed our way of life. Last year, following the global trend of distance learning, the Narva Museum embarked on a bold experiment with a series of virtual lectures. Thanks to this new format, all those interested were able to listen to the lecture series and participate in discussions without leaving their homes.

During the pandemic, the Narva Museum has established itself as a major center for informal education for a wide audience. This year, it continues to strive to satisfy people's thirst for knowledge by offering new opportunities. Starting from February, lectures will be held at least twice a month on Thursdays. The lectures take place both on-site and on Zoom. Slides and additional materials will accompany the lectures, which participants can access on-site.

For more information: tel. (+372) 359 9230, info@narvamuuseum.ee

NB! All visitors aged 12 and older must wear masks.