09.06.2022 18:00

Event overview

Lubov Nikolaevna Kiseleva (University of Tartu): "The Unsolved Barclay: M.B. Barclay de Tolly and His Legacy in Estonia."

  • Date: June 9, 2022, at 18:00
  • Venue: Narva Castle, Reconditorium Hall
  • Language: Russian
  • Format: Lecture
  • Cost: 5 €

Tickets are available for pre-sale on the website Fienta.com.

The lecture will take place both in-person and via Zoom. Please choose the appropriate option when purchasing tickets for the lecture. Ticket sales for the Zoom lecture will end one hour before the start of the event.

Lubov Nikolaevna Kiseleva, Professor Emeritus of Russian Literature, longtime head of the Department of Russian Literature and Slavic Studies at the University of Tartu. Author of approximately 200 scholarly works on the history of Russian culture from the late 18th to the 19th centuries, as well as the book "Estonian-Russian Cultural Space" (Estonian edition: Eesti - vene kultuuriruum. Tartu, 2017; Russian edition – Moscow, 2018).

The hero of the lecture is the Russian military commander Mikhail Bogdanovich (Michael Andreas) Barclay de Tolly (1757/1761-1818), who came from the bourgeois branch of a Scottish family, a Baltic German by birth, and a Russian patriot by internal conviction. The lecture provides a brief overview of his life path and the persecutions he endured for carrying out the plan of war approved by the tsar in 1812. For the forced retreat of the Russian army, he was declared a traitor and never managed to publish explanations of his actions during his lifetime. The tragedy of the commander was keenly felt by Pushkin, who made Barclay the hero of his poem "The Commander." The lecture will also cover places in Estonia associated with Barclay.

This event is part of the lecture series at the Narva Museum. Lectures take place simultaneously onsite in the museum halls and in the Zoom environment. The link for online participants will be sent to the email address provided during registration one hour before the start of the event.

For additional information, please contact: tel. (+372) 359 9230, info@narvamuuseum.ee