An exhibition-forum "Orthodox Russia" was opened In the honor of the 400th anniversary of the House of Romanov in Moscow.
The exhibition opened on the feast day of the Kazan icon of Mother of God.
For three centuries of the board of the House of Romanov, Russia had gone through many events: the development of Siberia and the Far East, reunion of Russia and the Ukraine, the establishment of a new capital – St.-Petersburg, the victory over Napoleon and the Swedes, the abolition of the serfdom.
The Empire became one of the leading world powers.
There were researches of Arctic, the Northern Sea Route was opened, the discovery of Antarctica was the greatest geographical achievement.
Russian literature, music, painting, theater and ballet became known all over the world.
The miraculous Feodorovskaya icon of Mother of God, which the mother blessed the young Mikhail Romanov to reign over Russia in the XVII century, was brought to the exhibition.
Visitors of the exhibition travelled through centuries by means of modern technologies: 3D-installations and animated collages, touch tables and panels, lightboxes and 350 huge plasma screens.
The aim of the exhibition- to tell truthfully about the House of Romanov : from the first Russian Tsar Mikhail Fedorovich till Emperor Nicholas the Second,and about that contribution which they had made for the strengthening of the Russian State.
All the Romanovs were pictured on the virtual family photos.
17 representatives of this family were on the Russian throne.
Visitors of the exhibition had a possibility to familiarize with their dossiers.
For example, the creation of the Navy, Army, the opening the access of Russia to the Baltic sea were among the achievements of Peter the Great.
The reign of Catherine II characterized by the expansion of the boundaries of the state, because of military skills such commanders as Suvorov, Ushakov, Potemkin, Rumyantsev.
The secretary of the Patriarchal Council for Culture Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov) said:"We wanted to talk about what they really did for the country".
The museums of the Kremlin and the State Archive gave a rod of Tsar Mikhail Fedorovich and the diary of Nicholas II, the last record of which was made a few days before the death penalty, as the main displays of the exhibition.
As well as the text of the abdication of the throne and signature, written in pencil.
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill said: " The exhibition was hold in order to we understood that we are uniform people both in time and in space ».
" I would not like to have the other Motherland, or have a different history than the our ancestors' history, which God gave to us."(Russian poet Pushkin A.S.)
Photo by I.Pravdolubov, V. Khodakov, A. Pospelov.