Russia Day, Muscovites can enjoy free tours and fireworks

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Russia Day, 12 June, Muscovites will be able to get to the opening of the Museum classes at the art gallery of Ilya Glazunov, to participate in the free tours and pedestrian walks, as well as enjoy the fireworks on red square, according to the website

In the new building of the art gallery of Ilya Glazunov (street Volkhonka, building 13, building 2) will be the opening of the Museum classes. June 12, admission is free.

To get to the Museum you need to enroll in a free guided tour by phone: 8 (495) 691-93-78. They are held every hour from 11:30 to 17:30.

Museum visitors can get acquainted with the culture and way of life of estates of Russia: nobles, clergy, peasants and merchants.

On the first floor you will see the exhibition about the culture of the nobility of the XVIII — beginning of XX century. The second floor is dedicated to the art of Orthodox Russia. Here the audience will see the works of icon painting and wood temple sculptures, as well as crosses and folding icons.

On the third floor of the Museum classes, visitors will see how people lived in Russia, the peasants. The tourists will show the interior of the hut with the chests and chests will tell you how painted the sleigh and to discover the history of folk costume. Visitors learn that the inhabitants of every province of Russia — from Arkhangelsk and Vologda to Kursk and Voronezh — had their own outfits. The exhibition presents traditional clothing from more than 20 provinces.

In the Museum-estate «Tsaritsyno» in honor of Day of Russia will hold two free tours.

11 Jun 14:00-14:45 there will be a tour «Catherine II. The Golden age of the Russian Empire». The hotel show exhibition, which takes place in the Great Palace, as well as talk about Catherine II and her ascension to the throne. In addition, tourists will acquaint with the history of the reign of the Empress, her reforms as well as developments of domestic and foreign policy.

12 June from 13:00 to 13:45 in «Tsaritsyno» will be a thematic tour «Manor Park — a symbol of Russia.» Participants will meet at the site of a historic landscape Park and tells the story of its creation. Visitors will be shown the significant Park buildings of the classical period, such as the pavilion with the telling title «Milovida» offering scenic views of the Gulf of the Upper Tsaritsyno pond and gazebo «Golden sheaf» on the southern border of the Park.

Participants of the tours inside the Grand Palace, at the main entrance near the cash registers. Pre-registration is not required.

June 12 at 11:00 in the Moscow house of nationalities will host a free excursion «Orthodox churches of Zamoskvorechye». Participants will talk about the eight temples that are located in the area of the capital, and that there has long successfully coexisted with each other representatives of different faiths and nationalities.

The walk will start on Bolshaya Polyanka, which is the Church of Gregory neokesariysky in Darvizeh, and near it the Church of the assumption in the Cossack Sloboda. Further, the tour participants will visit the historic area Interpreters, you will see the temples on the Big Ordynka and Pyatnitskaya street. Will end the route in the former Sloboda Sheepskin.

Participants of the tour — at the exit from the metro station «Polyanka». To sign up for a walk on the site of the Moscow house of nationalities.

In the Museum «Sadovoe Koltso» Russia Day from 11:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 14:00 will be a free guided tour on the history of the Philistine district — one of the oldest in Moscow. Visitors will tell about the development of the district since the feudal princes to the present day. Pre-registration is not required.

Visitors to the Moscow zoo on June 12 waiting for a free tour and a concert.

At 14:00 at the main entrance will start walking tour, during which guests can meet the animals living on the territory of Russia in different climatic zones. The tour lasts about an hour. To enroll in it to advance. This can be done on 9 June from 12:00 to 14:00 by phone: 8 (499) 252-29-51.

At 15:00 on the old territory of the zoo, near Large pond, on the summer stage will host a free concert «Carnival of the animals». On it, visitors can hear excerpts from the eponymous Suite by Camille Saint-saëns and other classical works. Also in the concert will take part children’s brass band.

At the end of the program, guests will learn more about the traditional wind instruments and will hold a free master class.

For visitors of the Moscow zoo entrance to the concert is free, pre-registration is not required.

On the red square June 12 will be a gala concert, which will begin at 17:00. To get to the event is by invitation only tickets. It is expected that the concert will be visited by about 30 thousand people.

The program will end at approximately 22:00, festive fireworks, which will start at the Bolshoi Moskvoretsky bridge between the streets Moskvoretskaya and Varvarka.