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In 2024, it will be three decades since the passing away of Eufrosinia Kersnovski, the woman deported from Soroca, on the night of June 12-13, 1941 and subsequently sentenced by the Party-State to 20 years in prison for escaping from the GULAG. Succeeding in surviving the correctional work camps, Eufrosinia Kersnovski will assume the status of an eyewitness of the atrocities of the totalitarian-communist regime in the years to come, leaving to the next generations 12 notebooks of memories about the hell she went through, accompanied by about 700 color illustrations.

Published under the title "The price of a human being", under the coordination of the Academician Valeriu Pasat, the testimonies of Eufrosinia Kersnovski reveal the price of human life in the context of political repressions, capturing with heartbreaking honesty her experiences in the forced labor camps and her determination to survive and to tell the truth about the endured sufferings. In addition to the recounting of the events, the author of the narratives reflects deeply on human nature and on how the totalitarian regime degraded moral values and human dignity. The color illustrations inserted into the volume represent an invaluable historical value, providing authentic details of life in the GULAG and the impact of political repression on individuals and communities. The book "The price of a human being" is more than just a testimony of suffering; the publication is a powerful condemnation of totalitarianism and a celebration of the human spirit, bringing to the fore the voice of a woman who managed to transform personal trauma into a universal call for justice and truth.

This work documents a dark chapter of history and serves as a reminder of the power of human resilience and solidarity in trying times. The book urges museum visitors to reflect on the value of human life and the imperative to protect human freedom and dignity.

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“Academician Alexei Shchusev. Life and Works" 150 years since the birth

Within the European Heritage Days

September 28 – October 15, 2023

The exhibition is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of the famous architect Alexei Shchusev, corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.

The future architect and academician was born on September 26, 1873 in Chisinau. He graduated from Male Gymnasium no. 2 in Chisinau (1891) and the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts in Saint Petersburg (1897).

After the successful restoration of St. Basil Church in Ovruch, he was awarded the title of academician of architecture (1910).

He was a teacher at the Vkhutemas Art School (1918-1926), president of the Moscow Architectural Society (1921-1929), director of the Tretyakov Gallery (1926-1929). In 1946, he was appointed director of the Museum of Russian Architecture in Moscow, which today bears his name.

In 1947, in the house where he was born and raised, the Museum of Architecture and Construction Technologies of the City of Chisinau was opened, renamed after the death of the architect into the House Museum of Alexei Shchusev (1949).

The exhibition "Academician Alexei Shchusev. Life and Works" brings together about 150 museum showpieces from the holdings of the National Museum of History of Moldova: works of art, photographs, documents, books, objects of numismatics and philately, other relics intended to reconstruct unknown pages from the life and activity of the famous architect.

At the beginning of his career, Alexei Shchusev was inspired by religious themes. Among the many monuments designed by the architect, one can admire the Church of the Holy Trinity in the village of Cuhurestii de Sus of the Republic of Moldova.

Design projects for the Square of the Cathedral, the Chisinau Theater, the Government House, the quarter of the State University of Moldova, the Măzărache and Râșcani hills, the banks of the Bîc River presented to visitors for the first time are just some of the projects developed by academician Alexei Shchusev, which were to be brought to life within the framework of the Urban Plan for the Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Post-War Chisinau. Unfortunately, they did not progress beyond the project stage.

The exhibition is conceived as a tribute to the famous architect and academician on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of his birth. It is addressed to specialists in the field, as well as to the general public interested in the life and work of Alexei Shchusev.


 




Independent Moldova
Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic
Bessarabia and MASSR between the Two World Wars
Bessarabia and Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in the Period between the Two World Wars
Revival of National Movement
Time of Reforms and their Consequences
Abolition of Autonomy. Bessarabia – a New Tsarist Colony
Period of Relative Autonomy of Bessarabia within the Russian Empire
Phanariot Regime
Golden Age of the Romanian Culture
Struggle for Maintaining of Independence of Moldova
Formation of Independent Medieval State of Moldova
Era of the
Great Nomad Migrations
Early Middle Ages
Iron Age and Antiquity
Bronze Age
Aeneolithic Age
Neolithic Age
Palaeolithic Age
  
  

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#Exhibit of the Month

In 2024, it will be three decades since the passing away of Eufrosinia Kersnovski, the woman deported from Soroca, on the night of June 12-13, 1941 and subsequently sentenced by the Party-State to 20 years in prison for escaping from the GULAG...

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The National Museum of History of Moldova takes place among the most significant museum institutions of the Republic of Moldova, in terms of both its collection and scientific reputation.
©2006-2024 National Museum of History of Moldova
Visit museum 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Phones:
Secretariat: +373 (22) 24-43-25
Department of Public Relations and Museum Education: +373 (22) 24-04-26
Fax: +373 (22) 24-43-69
E-mail: office@nationalmuseum.md
Technical Support: info@nationalmuseum.md
Web site administration and maintenance: Andrei EMILCIUC

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The National Museum of History of Moldova takes place among the most significant museum institutions of the Republic of Moldova, in terms of both its collection and scientific reputation.
©2006-2024 National Museum of History of Moldova
Visit museum 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Phones:
Secretariat: +373 (22) 24-43-25
Department of Public Relations and Museum Education: +373 (22) 24-04-26
Fax: +373 (22) 24-43-69
E-mail: office@nationalmuseum.md
Technical Support: info@nationalmuseum.md
Web site administration and maintenance: Andrei EMILCIUC