Exhibition "Soldier of Failure" automatic translate
с 18 Мая
по 1 Октября
Музей Старый английский двор
ул. Варварка, д. 4а
On May 18, in the Old English Court, a branch of the Museum of Moscow, the exhibition “Soldier of Failure” will open on the era of Ivan the Terrible and the life of the oprichnik Caspar von Elferfeldt. Among the exhibits are the gravestone of Elferfeldt and other items of the 16th-17th centuries from the funds of the Museum of Moscow.
The exhibition “Soldier of Failure” tells about the epoch of Ivan the Terrible through the story of the life and death of the guardsman Caspar von Elferfeldt. In the center of the exhibition is a gravestone discovered in 1989 in Moscow in the Shabolovka area. This is one of those exhibits that make up the golden fund of the collection of the Museum of Moscow.
The tombstone belonged to a respectable German lawyer who was captured in Russian during the Livonian War and eventually became an oprichnik, confidant and adviser to Ivan the Terrible. The name Elferfeldt is repeatedly mentioned in written sources of the XVI century. He was familiar with the merchants who lived in the English Court in Moscow, and even kept his property in the basements of the house on Barbara in the years of Oprichnina. In addition to the tombstone, Russian and European coins, shackles and other items of the 16th-17th centuries will be presented from the funds of the Museum of Moscow, which symbolically mark the stages of the life of the exhibition hero.
In recent years, interest in the era of Ivan the Terrible, one of the most difficult and dramatic periods in Russian history, has revived. Responding to the sharp controversy that is being conducted now in Russian society, the creators of the exhibition offer the public one more vivid and unexpected story connected with this time.