Thursday, May 30, 2019
Lavrov Opens First Moscow Museum of First Russian Emigration
Staunton, May 30 – This week, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov opened the first museum in Moscow devoted to the first Russian emigration whose members, he said, had been “by the will of fate forced to leave their historical motherland” but whose memoirs and memorabilia are not back to serve the entire Russian world.
The museum, which holds materials that began to be collected by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn when he was in his Vermont exile in the 1970s, is located in the House of Russia Abroad on the Taganka. It includes some 250,000 items and some 350 personal archives of representatives of the first post-1917 emigration (vm.ru/news/650866.html