The Fifth Conference "Russian Heritage in the Modern World. Science and Education", which was organized by the Committee "Russian Heritage in the United Kingdom", came to an end at the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in London.
The conference was attended by scientists, journalists, filmmakers, folklorists, local historians who came from different cities of the UK, Ireland, Russia, as well as speakers, who joined online from Estonia and Ukraine. In a message to the guests and participants of the conference, the representative of Rossotrudnichestvo in the UK Anton Chesnokov emphasized that preserving knowledge of the Russian presence in the UK is an important part of the work of the Russian diaspora.
The conference opened on December 7, 2018 in the historic building of the residence of the Russian Ambassador to the UK. The opening programme of the conference included three reports dedicated to the tragic events of 100 years ago, the death of the royal family, the spiritual heritage of the first wave of emigration and the rethinking of the October revolution.
The first report was delivered by Dr. Stephen Patterson, curator of the exhibition "Royals: Russia and the Romanovs". Prof. Ekaterina Fedorova presented a report on princess Vera Dmitrievna Lobanova-Rostovskaya’s documentary novel Epopey, just published in Russia, “On the Russian tragedy of the 20th century. Before and after 1917: Mother’s memories (1903-1919)”. Archpriest Stephen Platt, rector of the Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker at Oxford, spoke about the life and spiritual path of Archimandrite Nicholas Gibbs, the teacher of royal children, who after the tragic death of the family of Emperor Nicholas II was able to leave Bolshevik Russia, adopted Orthodoxy and became a priest.
The second day of the conference was dedicated to a cultural program - Dr. Nina Kruglikova from the University of Oxford gave a tour of “Russian” Oxford, not having bypassed the history of the town itself, which became famous thanks to the university and its ancient colleges. On the third day of the conference, the plenary session and section work were held at the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in London.
The conference was moderated by the secretary of the Russian Heritage in the UK committee Julia Plaukshta.
As a result of the conference, a collection of materials will be published, which will be assigned an ISBN (International Standard Book Number).
Based on the materials of the "Russian Heritage in the UK" Committee