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Lev Lurie. «Winter in Tsarist Petersburg»

The Dom Boutique Hotel hosted a lecture of Russian historian, writer and journalist Lev Lurie, which was held on February 8, 2018.

Within the series of cozy chamber meetings "Delight Of the Moment" the guests and partners of the hotel enjoyed their evening at the hotel while listening to an interesting lecture by Lev Lurie "Winter in Tsarist Petersburg".

Guests of the intellectual meeting raised glasses of sparkling wine and in a relaxed atmosphere tasted pleasant restaurant snacks and food-sets, and learned much about the way traditional secular evenings was held centuries ago.

Winter in Tsarist St. Petersburg was considered the main season of the year. Lurie talked about how it became important in each house to decorate a Christmas tree and arrange a holiday for children (originally the Christmas tree was organized only for the rich people’s children). The historian also told how the holidays were celebrated: the New Year was considered as an adult holiday, while Christmas - mostly for children. In tsarist time they celebrated the New Year mainly in restaurants. The visits to the theaters and ballet was also considered obligatory among the secular public. The historian also told that in the family of Nicholas II winter sports were given much attention.

Guests of the evening also could get acquainted with the further plans of the festival "Day-D". This year it will be dedicated to the life of Sergey Dovlatov in 1978. That is, the period when he emigrated from the USSR to New York.

Partner of the event - Festival "Day-D".