Exhibition "Moscow Greek. From Theophanes the Greek to the Present Day" was opened on October 22, 2021 at the State Central Museum of Modern History of Russia.
The exhibition is dedicated to the cross-Year of the history of Russia - Greece, the anniversary year of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the beginning of the national liberation movement of Greece and the 30th anniversary of the Moscow Society of Greeks.
The exhibition project is organized by the regional public organization "Moscow Society of Greeks" together with the State Central Museum of Modern History of Russia with the support of the Embassy of the Hellenic Republic in the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Committee of Public Relations and Youth Policy of the city of Moscow.
"The title of the exhibition includes the name of the outstanding representative of the Greek land, Theophanes the Greek, an iconographer whose holy images adorn the cathedrals of the Moscow Kremlin and other historical temples of Russia, are kept in state museums as a precious spiritual and cultural treasure. The ascetic with a difficult fate is widely known in Russia – the Monk Maxim the Greek, an outstanding writer and theologian, who with his relics resides in the spiritual heart of the Russian Orthodox Church – the Trinity-Sergius Lavra. Russian higher education at the stage of its formation owes much to the Greek brothers Likhud, whose efforts founded the Slavic-Greek-Latin Academy, the direct successor of which is the Moscow Theological Academy. The St. Nicholas Greek Monastery, whose history is presented by the exhibition, has been the center of the Greek language and culture in the capital for several centuries. The exhibits of the exhibition – canvases, documents, and other evidence of the Hellenic presence in Moscow – reflect the multifaceted Greek heritage, which is part not only of the past, but also of the present time, forming our aspiration for the future," Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate–
The exhibition will be open from October 23 to November 21.