14.04.2021 18:00 / Narva Muuseumi Zoom lektoorium

Event overview

Lecturer: Marina Kuvaitsyova

  • Date and Time: April 14th, 6:00 PM
  • Language: Russian
  • Format: Zoom lecture
  • Duration: 60 minutes

The Western Pribrezhie is often called the "Russian Estonia." In this region, predominantly Russians live, whose ancestors settled in these places 300-400 years ago, fleeing from Russia to escape persecution. They were all very religious, carefully preserving the traditional way of life of their grandfathers and great-grandfathers. To this day, the residents of Pribrezhie have not lost their native language or customs. During the lecture, we will talk about table manners and what contributed to the excellent taste of the dishes prepared by the Old Believers. We will find out why one of the most important rituals and an integral part of everyday life became the tea ceremony, despite the strict prohibition by the Old Believers on drinking tea. We will also learn why the Easter kulich is made in a stack of seven loaves, and when kutya and festive kissel are served.

Marina Kuvaitsyova is a folklore researcher at the Narva Museum, the leader of the folklore ensemble "Supryadki." She is engaged in collecting, studying, and preserving the traditional culture of the peoples of the Estonian-Russian border area.

The lecture will be interesting both for specialists and for ordinary listeners interested in the history of folk traditions.

Cost of one lecture: 5€.

The link to the ZOOM lecture of the Narva Museum is sent to the email address provided by you when purchasing tickets 1 hour before the start of the lecture.