17.11.2022 18:00 / Narva Castle

Event overview

Location: Narva Castle, Reconditorium Hall + online via Zoom
Language: Russian
Format: Lecture
Cost: Free (pre-registration required HERE)

Please note! The lecture will take place both onsite and online through Zoom. When registering, please choose the option that suits you best. Ticket sales for the Zoom lecture will end one hour before the event starts.

Throughout its history, Narva has frequently been the site of military conflicts that have brought significant damage to the city. The War of Independence (1918-1920) was no exception. During this lecture, you will learn why, in the periodical publications of that time, beleaguered Narva was often compared to French Verdun or Belgian Leuven. We will discuss the architectural and urban planning destruction inflicted on the city during the artillery bombardments by the Red Army, and why Narva suffered more than any other Estonian city.

Lecturer: Svetlana Andreeva - Research Associate-Curator at Narva Museum. She is responsible for the preservation and documentation of the museum's photo collection. Her research interests include the history of architecture and urban planning in Narva.

This meeting is part of a series of lectures from the open lecture hall of Narva Museum. The lectures are held simultaneously onsite, in the museum halls, and online via Zoom. The link for online participants will be sent to the email address provided at registration one hour before the event starts.