The first forum “Keepers of Russian Temples” will be held in Moscow

On April 28, in Moscow, the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation will host the First Forum “Keepers of Russian Temples”. The forum is dedicated to the preservation of ancient rural temples as objects of cultural heritage and centers of spiritual development.

The first forum

The first forum “Keepers of Russian Temples” will be held in Moscow

The event will be attended by representatives of federal and regional authorities, the Russian Orthodox Church, business, the media, charitable foundations and public organizations, volunteer groups.

The Forum is organized by the White Iris Charitable Foundation for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage. with the assistance of the Women's Patriotic Society and the commission of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation on the development of culture and the preservation of spiritual heritage.

The first forum

Photo: Konstantin Shorin

The organizers are convinced that the issue of preserving the cultural and historical heritage — objects of temple rural architecture, — is very sharp. According to various estimates, from 5 to 10 thousand ancient rural churches today are on the verge of destruction, among them masterpieces of Russian architecture.

The event will raise topical issues in the field of preservation of ancient rural temples. In addition, the forum participants will discuss the impact of rural temple architecture on the preservation of the local identity of the territories and their cultural and economic development, the strengthening of traditional values ​​and family foundations, possible sources of funding for the preservation of rural heritage and the involvement of the younger generation in this process.

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< p>The main objective of the event — to unite all those who are not indifferent to the fate of ancient rural churches and the development of villages into a single community for the purpose of mutual assistance and exchange of experience. An information platform has been created in Telegram — for communication of like-minded people«TempleGuardian Forum»

The first forum

photo : Evgeny Zhilyaev

Based on the results of the forum, concrete proposals will be formed and sent to the Government of the Russian Federation to support the preservation of cultural heritage sites — rural temples.

The event is held within the framework of the “Heritage Keepers” project, which is implemented by the “White Iris” Charitable Foundation with the support of the Presidential Grants Fund, the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation, VOOPIiK, Radio “Vera”, the magazine “Foma”, the project “Common Cause. Preservation of the temples of the North».

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