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The first united Eurasian Congress for Psychotherapy, Russia, Moscow, 2013





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Welcome to the contemporary city of Moscow!

Here you can watch a short movie by the Discovery channel.

The city that hosts the First Eurasian Congress for Psychotherapy is being introduced by a young psychologist Ksenia Makarova, one of the organizers of the Youth conference at the Congress.

 

Excursions in Moscow

Izmaylovskaya Settlement+ Master Class+ tea with carrot

Duration — 5 hours
Proposed date: 05.07.2013

The Izmaylovsky Island and former country estate Izmajlovo located close to Moscow refer to number of the most interesting historical places of modern Moscow. In the second part of XVI century tsar Ivan the Terrible granted the village Izmaylovo to his brother-in-law, the well-known boyar Nikita Romanovich Zaharin — Juriev, and starting from that time it became the Romanov’s patrimony. In the middle of XVII century the estate has been inherited by Tsar Aleksey Mihajlovich who has transformed it into his favorite country residence.

Izmaylovo is called Tsar Aleksey Mihajlovich’s «Versailles».

The palace in Izmaylovo was the birthplace of the outstanding representative of a Romanovs’ dynasty, Peter the Great. In honor of his sun’s birth, Peter, Tsar Aleksey Mihajlovich laid the foundation of a huge and magnificent Cathedral in the name of Our Lady’s Intercession.

Izmaylovsky Market

Vernissage in Izmailovo is considered to be the largest exhibition & fair where anyone can find a variety of items of decorative and applied art, fine art and folk handicrafts as well. This complex exists more than 10 years and is located in a picturesque and historically unique area of Moscow — IzmailovoWorkshops’ types:

  • Master class in painting wooden toys, dolls;
  • Baking cakes and painting;
  • Sculpting and painting pottery.

Price — 43 EUR per 1 person*


City Tour + Christ the Saviour Cathedral

Duration — 5 hours
Proposed date: 07.07.2013
06.07.2013 (evening)

Red Square, Zamoskvorechye, St. Sofya Embankment, Christ the Savior Cathedral, The Moskva River Embankment, The monument dedicated to the 300 anniversary of Russian Navy, St. Nikolas Church, Leo Tolstoy Street, Pirogovskaya street, New Maiden Convent, The observation platfom of Sparrow Hills, The Moscow State University, Mosfilm street, Ambassadorial Campus, Minskaya street, Victory Park, Triumphal Arch, Bagration Bridge, The White House, New Arbat street, Arbat Square, Boulevard Ring, Tverskaya Street, Manezh Square.

The capital of the Russian Federation, Moscow, a unique complex of attractions, the opportunity to become acquainted with the traditions of Russian people, attracts guests from all over the world. The historical centre of Moscow, the Kremlin and its cathedrals, monasteries, fortresses and preserved boyar’s palaces, demonstrates the unique culture and art of the late middle Ages in Russia. Moscow is one of the rare cases of a city preserving; its beauty in perpetuity, whatever events unfold over time. To know more about Moscow’s history, our city sightseeing tour is a must.

Christ the Saviour Cathedral was raised for God’s help at the crucial period of Russian history. It represents a monument to the courage of Russian nation during of The War of 1912.

The history of Christ the Saviour Cathedral embraces many peoples’ fates: the Russian rulers, hierarchs of Russian orthodox churches, mere people who endowed to the building of the relic. The icon of Christ’s birth is the main relic of Christ the Saviour Cathedral. This icon was imported from Vifleem by Patriarchy Aleksy.

Tour program:

  • High cathedral
  • Observation platforms

Price — 43 UER per 1 person*


Moscow Kremlin + the Armoury chamber and the Diamond Fund

Duration — 4 hours
Proposed date: 07.07.2013

The Moscow Kremlin is one of the largest architectural ensembles in the world. It is home to the Moscow Kremlin State Museum of History and Culture.

The first Kremlin walls were built in the mid-12th century. Two hundred years later, Moscow became the capital of a small princedom and since that time, the Kremlin has been the residence of Russia’s rulers. Today, part of the Kremlin is occupied by presidential offices; this area is closed to visitors. But during our tour, you will visit the majestic whitestone cathedrals of Blagoveshchensky (the Annunciation); Arkhangelsky (built in the name of Archangel Michael); and Uspensky (the Assumption), where every tsar and emperor of Russia was crowned, the Church of the Deposition of Our Lady`s Robe, the Patriarch`s Chambers with the Church of the Twelve Apostles, and the Ivan the Great Bell Tower Ensemble.

They all have stunning architecture and magnificent inner decoration. You will be amazed, too, by the size of the Tsar Kolokol, the 200-tonne Tsar Bell. The art of casting was highly developed in Moscow many centuries ago; the Tsar Cannon is another fine example of the early masters` skills.

The Cathedral of the Assumption, built by architect Aristotle Fioravanti in 1475 — 1479, was the most important church in the country. All Russian tsars were crowned there.

The Cathedral of the Archangel, built by architect Aleviz Novy in 1505-1508, was the burial vault of the Grand Princes of Muscovy, of princes and Russian tsars up to the early 18th century.

The Cathedral of the Annunciation was the private church of the Grand Princes of Muscovy and, later, of Russian tsars. Master builders from Pskov built the cathedral between 1484 and 1489.

The Church of the Deposition of Our Lady`s Robe, built by Pskov craftsmen in 1484-1485, was the home church of the Russian metropolitans and, later, of the Russian patriarchs.

The Patriarch’s Chambers with the Church of the Twelve Apostles were built in 1653-1655 for Patriarch Nikon, the first Russian «faith reformator».

The Ivan the Great Bell Tower Ensemble was created during the 16th and 17th centuries. Between 1505 and 1508, Italian architect Bon Friasin directed the construction of the Bell Tower of Ivan the Great. A hundred years later, a new tier was added to it, and the tower reached 81 meters in height. In 1532-1552, a church was built next to the Bell Tower to the design of architect Petroch Maly. At the end of the 17th century, this church was transformed into an Assumption Belfry. The first floor of the Assumption Belfry now houses a museum exhibition hall.

You also visit the Armoury and the Diamond Fund.

The Armoury was first established as an arms and armour workshop attached to the royal court. Now the Armoury is a world — renowned museum, a unique treasure — house containing a wealth of articles of decorative and applied arts of Russia, European countries and of the Orient of the 4th to 20th centuries. The Armoury is located in a building specially erected for it by architect Konstantin Ton in 1844 — 1851.

Now, it displays ancient arms, the tsars` crown jewels and many magnificent works of art. Here, you will see unique specimens of Russian and foreign craftsmanship, royal regalia and gifts from ambassadors. You will admire the famous golden «cap» of Vladimir Monomakh, used to crown all Russian tsars until Peter I, and the imperial crown of Catherine I, made of gilded silver. The Armoury has the finest collection of old English silverware in the world, made by London silversmiths of the 16th and 17th centuries, Faberge Easter eggs and a unique collection of carriages spanning the 16th and 18th centuries. The collection makes it one of the most impressive museums in Moscow.

The Diamond Fund was added to the Armoury later.

This amazing exhibition displays unique state treasures, including a large imperial crown of gold and silver, 4936 diamonds and pearls made for the coronation of Catherine the Great; the huge, world-famous Orlov (189.62 carat) and Shah (88.7 carat) diamonds; and the Big Bouquet, a magnificent piece of jewellery set with diamonds and emeralds from the 18th century.

Price — 93 EUR per 1 person*


Metro — tour + The State Tretyakov Gallery

Duration — 4 hours
Proposed date: 07.07.2013

The first line of Moscow metro, with 13 stations, was opened in 1935. Now, there are more than 150 stations and Moscow metro is the main means of municipal transport in the city. Old stations were built according to Stalin’s plan of communist propaganda. Planners pretended to prove the superiority of communism by fantastic amazing design and decorations of marble, bronze statues and mosaics. Some stations look like real underground palaces. During the tour you visit such stations as «Mayakovskaya», «Komsomolskaya», «Ploschad Revolutsii».

The State Tretyakov Gallery is a museum of world significance, with collections running into many thousands of works of art, from Old Russia icons to contemporary paintings. The collection of the Tretyakov brothers was opened to the public as a private museum in 1874 and it immediately became widely popular.

It includes such great masterpieces as the famous Old Testament, Trinity, the only original icon by Andrei Rublev, a number of other icons attributed to Andrei Rublev and Theophanes the Greek, and a collection of outstanding works of 16th century Russian icon painting. Another section of the gallery is devoted to the second half of the 19th century, paintings of Russian realistic art (produced by famous artists` community Peredvizhniki).

Price — 43 UER per 1 person*


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