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An exhibition dedicated to the 800th anniversary of Alexander Nevsky will be held in Nur-Sultan

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The exposition "Alexander Nevsky and his image in historical memory", dedicated to the 800th anniversary of the birth of the statesman and commander, will open on November 23 in the capital of Kazakhstan. This was announced on Monday by the press service of the Russian House in Nur-Sultan.

“The unique historical and documentary exposition was prepared by the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in Kazakhstan and the Russian Historical Society. It is based on archival documents, icons, engravings, drawings that tell about the personality of Alexander Nevsky, his deeds, as well as the canonization of the prince and the embodiment of his image in the cinematic masterpiece of Sergei Eisenstein,” the message says.

The exhibition reflects in detail the key stages in the life of Alexander Nevsky: the victory over the Swedes in the Battle of the Neva in 1240, the defeat of the Germans in the Battle of the Ice in 1242, the reign in Veliky Novgorod, Kyiv and Vladimir, as well as building relations with the Golden Horde. “During his trips to the Horde, Alexander also visited the territory of modern Kazakhstan, where he talked a lot with nomads, studied their way of life, traditions and customs, traveled along the shores of Lake Balkhash, the spurs of the Tan Shan mountains, the foothills of the Zailiysky Alatau. It is hard not to agree with the opinion of many reputable historians that during these trips, Nevsky sought, first of all, to establish inter-religious and inter-ethnic peace, to improve relations between Russia and the Great Steppe, East and West,” the press service noted.

Year of Alexander Nevsky

This year has been declared in Russia the year of Alexander Nevsky in honor of the 800th anniversary of the prince's birth. As part of the celebration, religious processions were organized in Russia and Belarus, solemn events in the regions, the opening of monuments, the consecration of churches, book presentations and creative competitions. On September 12, the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates the day when the relics of the canonized prince were transferred from the Nativity Cathedral in Vladimir to the Alexander Nevsky Lavra in St. Petersburg in 1724. Since then, the relics have been one of the main shrines of St. Petersburg and the monastery.

Alexander Nevsky (1221-1263) - Grand Duke of Kyiv (1248-1252) and Vladimir (1252-1263), Prince of Novgorod (1236-1240, 1241-1252). He led the Russian troops in the defense of the northwestern territories of Russia from the Swedish (Battle of the Neva on July 15, 1240) and German (Battle on the Ice on April 5, 1242) invaders. Canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church (1547).

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