The era of mercy: yesterday and today. The anniversary of the ESPO Foundation was celebrated in Moscow

On November 16, in the White Hall of the City Hall (Palace of the Moscow Governor-General) & nbsp; the 10th anniversary of the Foundation for Assisting the Revival of the Traditions of Charity and Charity Elisabeth-Sergius Educational Society was solemnly celebrated. & nbsp;

The meeting was timed & nbsp; to the 130th anniversary of the adoption of Orthodoxy by Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna & nbsp; and the 130th anniversary of the appointment of Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich as Moscow Governor-General. It was here, on Tverskaya 13, in 1891 & ndash; 1904 lived a Grand Ducal couple. Benefactors, patrons and devotees of mercy. & Nbsp;

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The basis for the development of the city then and today

The participants & nbsp; high gathering on this day were philanthropists and curators, associates and like-minded people & ndash; all those who supported the fund in the implementation of ambitious projects. Among them & ndash; & nbsp; Chairman of the Imperial Orthodox Palestinian Society & nbsp; Sergei Stepashin , spouses Elena (producer, creator of documentaries) and Zurab (general director of the St. Basil the Great Foundation) Chavchavadze, ballerina Ilze Liepa , historian and political scientist Natalia Narochnitskaya , general director of the Tretyakov Gallery & nbsp ; Zelfira & nbsp; Tregulova , & nbsp; former Minister of Communications & nbsp; and Mass Communications of Russia, now & ndash; & nbsp; Plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in the Central Federal District & nbsp; Igor Schegolev , & nbsp; entrepreneur, politician, public figure, founder of the TV channel Tsargrad TV & nbsp; Konstantin & nbsp; Malofeev , & nbsp; the current abbess of the Martha and Mary Convent Mother Elizabeth and & nbsp; former & nbsp; & nbsp; nun & nbsp; Elizaveta & nbsp; (Kryuchkova) , Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation & nbsp; Alla Manilova , architect Andrey Anisimov.

I honored with my presence meeting Mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin. & nbsp; He expressed “ words of special gratitude to the society that is engaged in restoring the memory of the history of our city, our state & nbsp; – & nbsp; wonderful people & nbsp; Elizaveta Fedorovna & nbsp; and & nbsp; Sergey Alexandrovich, who made a huge contribution to the development of the beloved city and country & nbsp; hellip; & nbsp; ; Sergei & nbsp; Alexandrovich was created & nbsp; gallery of governors general of Moscow. & Nbsp; About & nbsp; some we do not know anything. & Nbsp; But as for Sergei Alexandrovich, there is no need to invent or conduct research. What was done during his reign is the basis for the development of the city not only then, but also today. ''

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Greetings to those present in the White Hall of the City Hall were sent by the Head of the Government of the Russian Federation Mikhail & nbsp; Mishustin , Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko , Minister culture Olga Lyubimova , head of Rostourism Zarina & nbsp; Doguzova , heads of regions. & Nbsp;

Educational work is fraught with difficulties

The meeting & nbsp; completed the cycle of cultural, educational and charitable events – “ Elisabeth-Sergius '', which were held from November 1 to 4 in Kazan at the initiative of the ESPO Foundation and included the scientific conference XXIV & nbsp; Elisabeth-Sergiev Readings “ Russian Charity. Traditions and Modernity '', the White Flower charity event & nbsp; and & nbsp; events to develop the “ Imperial Route '' in Tatarstan.

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Foundation for Assisting the Revival of Traditions of Mercy and Charity “ Elisabeth-Sergius Educational Society '' Anna Gromova & nbsp; conveyed to Sobyanin a request from the Elizabethan people to arrange a museum of Moscow governors general in the mayor's office. & nbsp; Then she congratulated everyone on a decade of difficult work. “ Educational labors are always fraught with difficulties and difficulties that arise on the way, '' said Anna Vitalievna. & nbsp; – & nbsp; Nevertheless, with joint & nbsp; prayer & nbsp; and labors, we & nbsp; overcame everything and, I think, achieved a good result by the 10th anniversary. This is the Imperial Route, the close-knit Elizabethan community, scientific conferences in Perm, Bryansk, Kazan, Kaluga, etc., local history conferences dedicated to the 300-year history of the Imperial House of Romanovs, as well as museums dedicated to the & nbsp; imperial family in Alapaevsk and Tobolsk & raquo;. & Nbsp;. & Nbsp;. & Nbsp;. & Nbsp;. ;

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It all started & nbsp; with Sergei Alexandrovich

Foundation “ Elisabeth-Sergius Educational Society '' was created in 2011 in Moscow. & nbsp; And over ten years carried out & nbsp; many & nbsp; large exhibition projects in Russia and abroad, including: “ Hieromartyr Patriarch Hermogenes: feat-glorification-veneration ''; in & nbsp; “ Manege '', “ Mercy in history. From the Crimean War to the Great '' at the Martha-Mariinsky Convent, “ Moscow-Holy Land of Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich and Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna '' in the historical museum, 'Hessian Princesses in Russian history' at the Museum of Icons in Frankfurt & ndash; am Main, “ Russian charity under the auspices of the Imperial House of Romanov '' in the Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve & hellip;

In & nbsp; last year & nbsp; within the framework of the grant of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation “ Creative People '' in 5 regions of Russia & ndash; participants of the “ Imperial route '' – was presented a traveling exhibition & nbsp; engravings and lithographs from the funds of the Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts, dedicated to the history of the House of Romanovs and belonged to the figure of the Russian emigration, the hero of the First World War Alexander & nbsp; Gershelman.

Participants of the Imperial Route; (the project has been implemented since & nbsp; 2018 & nbsp; with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Federal Tourism Agency) there are & nbsp; 22 regions & nbsp; from Kaliningrad to Novosibirsk. With the support of regional Governments & nbsp; ESPO Foundation creates & nbsp; on & nbsp; & quot; route & raquo; & nbsp; museums. & Nbsp; Takes part & nbsp; in the restoration of Orthodox shrines of the Moscow Kremlin. & Nbsp;

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In 2017, on behalf of President Vladimir Putin, together with the RVIO at the & nbsp; Nikolsky Gate of the Kremlin, the Cross-Monument to Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich was revived at the site of his murder in 1905. ESPO & nbsp; participated & nbsp; in creation of monuments to Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna in Usovo, Alapaevsk, Perm and Kaluga. & nbsp;

One & nbsp; of the Foundation's priority tasks is & nbsp; – & nbsp; preservation and revival of the historical heritage of the only Imperial estate in the Moscow region, Ilyinskoe-Usovo. At the end of 2021, three museums will be opened here in the historical buildings of the Maternity Shelter (1892), built by Sergei Alexandrovich for peasants, and the Lazaret in the village of Ilyinskoye, established by Elizaveta Fedorovna for the crippled soldiers of the Russo-Japanese War (1905), as well as in school built by the care of Empress Maria Alexandrovna in Usovo (1874). & nbsp;

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“When everything is done from the heart, from the heart, with love, everything works out,” acknowledged & nbsp; Chairman of the Imperial Orthodox Palestinian Society Stepashin. – & nbsp; The era of mercy in our country began, perhaps, with & nbsp; Sergey Alexandrovich. He & nbsp; was the first head of the IOPS. & Nbsp; Anna Vitalievna and I, with the blessing of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, are doing everything possible to make Sergei Alexandrovich canonized. As a martyr. '' -Sergiev Educational Society.


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