State historical-architectural, landscape and natural museum-preserve «Izborsk»

13 March 2019


We would like to invite everyone to take part in the 1st International Scientific and Practical Conference entitled “Churches in Rural Areas: Not Forgotten» that will be held in Izborsk State Museum Reserve of History, Architecture and Land and its brunch “The Museum of History of Pechory” on March 19-20, 2019. The conference is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of St. Simeon (Zhelnin) (1869-1960) of Pechory Cave Assumption Monastery; to the 275th anniversary of Aleksey Ivanovich Musin-Pushkin (1744-1817), a Russian historian, a collector of artifacts and a builder of churches; to the 90th anniversary of Mikhail Ivanovich Semyonov (1929-1996), an architect and restorer; to the Year of Children’s Tourism in Russia in the framework of  Children's decade in Russia (According to Decree №240 of the President of the Russian Federation from May 29, 2017) and to the “International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures” under United Nations auspices (2013-2022).

The main topics of the Conference:

–  The history of rural churches;

–  Contribution of rural churches to the cultural life and development of the Region;

–  The role of rural churches in the education of children;

–  Memorializing the architectural and spiritual centers located in rural areas that were destroyed during the years of militant atheism;

–  Cultural and legal aspects in the life of rural churches;

–  Rural churches as objects of religious, event and cultural tourism.

Conference events:

March 19 – Izborsk State Museum Reserve of History, Architecture and Land.

– The plenary meeting: “The zealots of Russian rural churches”.

March 20 – The Museum of History of Pechory.

– The plenary meeting: “The Power of Rural Spirit”, dedicated to the 150th anniversary of St. Simeon (Zhelnin) of Pechory Assumption Monastery. 

The following topics are offered for discussion at the conference:

–  Rural churches at the turning points of Russian history;

–  Pedagogical and artistic heritage of rural churches;

–  Rural churches and the implementation of the Law of the Russian Federation on Return of property of religious character held by the state to religious communities. (2010);

–  Functioning rural churches: educational activities carried out by them in cooperation with governmental and non-governmental organizations.

If you want to raise a new question for discussion in the framework of the announced topics you are welcome. It is possible to take part in the conference without making a report but providing presentational materials.  

The Organizers of the Conference:

–  Izborsk State Museum Reserve of History, Architecture and Land;

–  The workshop of historical and religious painting of the Russian Academy of Arts.

With the support and participation of:

–  State Committee of the Pskov Region for Culture

–  “The Lightful City” educational and pilgrimage center (St. Petersburg).

Application rules

Please send your application and the text of your report to the Organizing Committee of the Conference before March 1, 2019. Sending your application by email, please write CX-19 in the subject line of your letter. Please, don’t forget to provide us with the following information:

-  Your full name;

–  Your scientific degree and academic title;

–  The organization you represent and your position there;

–  Your address and telephone number;

–  Your E-mail;

–  The plenary meeting you are going to take part in;

–  The topic of your report.

At the conference you will be provided with a notebook computer, an overhead projector and a screen.  Please inform us in advance if you need other equipment.

The article should meet the following general requirements:

We plan to publish the proceedings of the conference. Articles should be prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Higher Degree Commission of the Russian Federation. The name of the article, the summary, the key words and information about the author should be presented in Russian and English. The Proceedings of the Conference will be included into Russian Science Citation Index.

Please send your article to us before April 15, 2019. Articles that arrive after this date will be published in the next Conference Proceedings.

The Organizing Committee has the right to refuse to publish the articles that do not correspond to the topic of the conference or do not meet the requirements mentioned here.

Contact information

181518, The Pskov Region, Pechory Disctrict, Izborsk, Pechorskaya str., 39.

Telephone numbers

  • Izborsk Museum Reserve (Pechorskaya str, 39) –+7 (81148)96-696 (tel./fax);
  • Izborsk Museum’s Guest House for room reservation (Shkol’naya str., 3) –+7 (81148)96-696 or +7 (81148) 96-612;
  • Izborsk Museum’s Café (Moskovskaya str., 10) –+7 (81148) 96-696 or +7 (81148) 96-713.
  • If you want us to organize a guided tour or an interactive programme for you, please call: +7 (81148) 96-602.

The website of Izborsk Museum Reserve of History, Architecture and Land


The Organizing Committee of the Conference

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