Brother of Queen Elizabeth talked about the old Moscow in Russian

Брат английской королевы Елизаветы рассказал о старой Москве по-русски
Prince Michael of Kent was restored in Moscow Kitai-Gorod.

Брат английской королевы Елизаветы рассказал о старой Москве по-русски

Prince Michael of Kent at the opening of the Moscow exhibition

Photo: Yury Feklistov

Prince Michael of Kent, cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, came to Russia to tell people about the lost architecture of the Russian capital. In conjunction with the Museum of Moscow Charity, the Prince presented the project “Moscow Lost in the 3D models: Kitay-Gorod”.

Love Prince to our country understandable. Michael, born in 1942 — Grand nephew of Emperor Nicholas II. And called Prince in honor of the great Duke Mikhail Alexandrovich, younger brother of the last Russian Emperor. Michael speaks Russian. but with a strong accent. “When I am among Russian speakers. they begin to talk more freely,” he admits.

The exhibition “Lost Moscow”, which Michael of Kent opened together with the Director of Fund Sergey Markov and CEO
The Museum of Moscow Alina Saprykina dedicated to the Moscow area China-city. It has changed a lot over the last century were removed Kitaygorodskaya wall, temples, shopping arcades and the whole area
Zaryadye.

One of the exhibits

Photo: Yury Feklistov

Based on drawings and photographs found in
museums and archives, managed to make a digital model of the lost buildings. Visitors will be able to see their models
created using 3D printing technology. The exhibition will complement the photos of the old China-town. In addition to models, visitors will see a digital reconstruction
The passion of the monastery and model the Charge. The organizers also prepared a parallel program, which
includes lectures and walking tours. The event will be held at
the main floor of the Museum of Moscow and its branch — the Old English court.