20th (Jubilee) Meeting of Friends of the Museum of Russian Culture, April 25, 2015

2015-06-21

The 20th (Jubilee) meeting of the Friends of the Museum and Archive was devoted entirely to a lecture by a guest from Prague – Anastasia V. Koprsivova, an associate of the Slavonic Library and the Institute of Slavonic Studies of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Her lecture “Russian Émigrés in Czechoslovakia during the Interwar Period” covered events following the announcement in 1921 by Czechoslovakia of assistance to Russian refugees. It was in Prague in 1923 that the unique Russian Historical Archive Abroad was founded. The account was accompanied by a demonstration of rare photographs.

The full version of this article appeared in “Russian Life”,
Newspaper, May 23, 2015, №14304

Anastasia Koprsivova presented the second half of her lecture, devoted to the Russian part of Olshansky Cemetery in Prague, at the Russian-American Women’s League on April 26th.