State historical-architectural, landscape and natural museum-preserve «Izborsk»
9 July 2015
On July 4th and 5th 2015 the Second Photography Festival, "Izborsk Panorama", took place in The Izborsk State Museum and Historical Site. The Festival was dedicated to the memory of Leonid Panov, the first director of Izborsk Museum Reserve. 
The main events of the festival were held inside the confines of the actual fortress. Visitors were able to see photo exhibitions by Professional Pskov photographers such as Andrey Koksharov’s “Travelling Around Pskov” and “The Defence of a Bunker”. Also on show was “The Winners” by Igor Solov’ov.

For the first time S.V.Efimenko took part in the Festival with an exhibition of photos called “Pskov-Izborsk, Strength and Beauty”.

On the veranda of “Blinnaya” (“Pancakes”) Café the guests of the Festival were able to see an exhibition of photos by Andrey Koksharov called “The Iron Town”.
A photo session with the participation of Pskov Motorcycle Club “Positive Mechanics” took place on July 4th by the northern wall of the fortress.

The Second Festival of Bard Songs, which took place in Izborsk during June 4th and 5th also arose a lot of interest. 

Master classes and a competition in singing took place on 4 July with winners chosen. 
On 5 July a large concert was held with the participation of bard singer clubs from different Russian cities, including Pskov as well as other guests of the festival. The Festival ended with this Gala Concert and the handing out of awards. 
Aleksander Dol’skiy, an Honoured Artist of Russia, a poet, a virtuoso guitar player as well as a famous singer-songwriter was the special guest of the festival. 

Over a thousand guests attended the events of the festivals.  
The organizers of the festival were The Izborsk State Museum and Historical Site; The Pskov Bard Club, “Gorizont”; The Pskov Artistic Group,“Mahaon”; Pskov State University and The Pskov Regional Branch of the Russian Union of Writers

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