Film screenings at the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library
The multimedia hall of the Presidential Library will host:
– a screening of the documentary Egypt on the Banks of the Neva River directed by Nadezhda Danina. Thе documentary was created at the Lennauchfilm film studio in 2005. Its historical plotline is devoted to the fate comparison of two reformers on the throne: the Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep IV and the Russian emperor Peter the Great. Despite the 3,000 years separating them, the author finds similar features in reforms carried out by the rulers. Mysterious stories surround Egyptian monuments and sculptures of St. Petersburg: the sphinxes on the Neva embankment, the Fountain of Witches on the Pulkovo Highway, the Egyptian Gate in Tsarskoye Selo.
– a screening of the documentary Chronicles of the Nubian Expedition. The film was created in 2021 with the support of the History of the Fatherland Foundation, directed and written by Dmitry Zavilgelsky. The film revolves around a significant period in the history of Russian archeology, the beginning of the era of Soviet and later Russian expeditions in the Middle East. It tells the story of the first expedition of the Soviet Academy of Sciences in Egypt in 1961–1963. It was a great archaeological campaign that played a significant role in the history of science. The film features interviews with the children of the archaeologists who were members of the expedition – E. A. Vinogradova, M. B. Piotrovsky, M. L. Petrova, A. O. Bolshakov. The film's scientific consultant Alexei Krol talks about the development of the archaeological research of the Nubian expedition started 60 years ago, about the excavation work of the Research Institute of Anthropology of Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Advance registration required via the personal web office. Access to the event will be by participant badge. Please note that the number of places is limited.