On May 14, the team of the project “Pearl Necklace of Holy Russia” traveled to the city of Mogilev. The trip is organized in partnership with the Mogilev Diocese and the Belarusian-Russian University.
The trip was led by the head of the Smolensk Diocese Department for Church Relations with Society and the Media, the head of the project Pearl Necklace of Holy Russia. ” Mogilyov was visited by the project team members: curators priest Dimitri Gamilovsky, MS Zhukova, D.V. Artemenko, students of five Smolensk universities participating in the project, as well as a teacher of the Branch of the National Research University "Moscow Power Engineering Institute" in the city of Smolensk I.A. Kazilina.
The visit to Mogilyov began with a presentation of the project at the Belarusian-Russian University of the city of Mogilev and a meeting with Belarusian students.
Then, in accordance with the previously developed route, the guys visited the main sights of Mogilev and prepared photo and video materials for the subsequent compilation of the tourist case of the city. Responsible for the compilation of the tourist case of Mogilev is a group of students from the branch of "NIU" MEI "in Smolensk.
A tour of the city for the project team was held by Candidate of Historical Sciences, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Director of the Spiritual Education Center. svt. Georgy (Konissky) of the Mogilev Diocese Sergey Eduardovich Somov, who accompanied the Smolensk during the whole trip.
Among the main attractions, which will then be included in the tourist case of Mogilev: Glory Square (Castle Hill), City Hall, the Cathedral of the Three Saints, St. Nicholas Monastery, St. Stanislaus Church and a number of other cultural and historical sites.
The city charmed the children with its quiet streets, ancient buildings, magnificent temples.
Vivid impressions on Smolyan made the stories of Sergei Eduardovich Somov about the history of the city during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. Mogilyov was among the cities in whose territory the bloody battles took place during the war against the Nazi invaders. During a visit to the Memorial Complex "Buinichskoye Pole" , the guys became acquainted with the history of one of the most tragic battles of 1941, which took place during the defense of Mogilev. The story of the battle formed the basis of the novel The Living and the Dead by Konstantin Simonov. The great Russian writer took part in this battle and one of the memorable places of the memorial is the Simonov stone, on which the writer's facsimile signature is carved.
The project is implemented with the support of the Presidential Grants Foundation.