Medina held an open lecture in the framework of the Moscow «Night at the Museum»

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase in photomontage Night of museums in MoscowMedina held an open lecture in the framework of the Moscow «Night at the Museum»© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase the image Bank

The Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky during the all-Russian action «Night at the Museum» was held an open lecture for visitors to the Central Museum of the great Patriotic war, telling the forgotten heroes and the importance of preserving historical memory.

The speech of the Minister in the Hall of fame of the Central Museum of the great Patriotic war was preceded by an animated story about the main events of the war: from under the dome of the Museum at present was flying the aircraft, was in full swing, the trains were sparks and shrapnel.

The performance of the Medina, declared under the title of «Heroic images of Russia — myths and reality», was more heroes, whose names time has erased from people’s memory.

The Minister himself asked the audience questions to answer which could not everyone, also telling the guests of the Museum about how to create heroic images and works historical memory of the people.

As an example, the Minister cited the historical fact about the hoisting of the Victory banner over the Reichstag, he said that it hoisted three people, but at the hearing there were names of two of Mikhail Yegorov and Meliton Kantaria and Alexey Beresta now remember not everyone.

«The country needs heroes. If you want to destroy the country, it is necessary to clear out from under her Foundation. At the time the Bolsheviks tried to do it, when they decided to rewrite the story from scratch, destroyed monuments. But the Soviet leadership realized that without samples of heroism is hard to explain what heroism is. Without his Pantheon of heroes it will not. A person is not ready to give their lives for an abstract idea,» said Medina.

After the lecture, the Minister answered numerous questions from the audience and signed his book «Myths about Russia-2» for everyone.

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase in photomontage «Night of museums» in MoscowMedina held an open lecture in the framework of the Moscow «Night at the Museum»© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase in photomontage «Night of museums» in Moscow

The annual event dedicated to the International day of museums, like in Moscow, the event was attended by more than 200 museums, galleries, art schools and art centers. Today, they work for free until late at night.

In Moscow participation in the action are the State Museum of fine arts named after Pushkin, the Tretyakov gallery, the Central Museum of the great Patriotic war Central Museum of musical culture, Bulgakov house, a Museum of modern art «Garage», Museum-estate «Tsaritsyno», Zoological Museum of Moscow University, the theatre «Workshop P. N. Fomenko» Theater on Malaya Bronnaya, Moscow zoo and others.

Only in Russia can participate in the action 80 regions. The main topics of the campaign in 2017 began the 100th anniversary of the 1917 revolution and the Year of ecology in Russia.

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