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 Courtyard, a branch of the Museum of Moscow, the exhibition "Soldier of Failure" about the era of Ivan the Terrible and the life of the oprichnik Kaspar von Elferfeldt will open. Among the exhibits are the tombstone of Elferfeldt and other items of the XVI-XVII centuries from the collections of the Museum of Moscow.
The exhibition “Soldier of Failure” tells about the era of Ivan the Terrible through the story of the life and death of the oprichnik Kaspar von Elferfeldt. At the center of the exposition is a tombstone, discovered in 1989 in Moscow in the Shabolovka area. This is one of those exhibits that make up the gold fund of the collection of the Museum of Moscow.
The tombstone belonged to the venerable German lawyer who was captured by the Russian during the Livonian War and eventually became the oprichnik, trustee and adviser to Ivan the Terrible. The name Elferfeldt is repeatedly mentioned in written sources of the XVI century. He knew the merchants who lived in the English Court in Moscow, and even kept his property in the basements of a house on Varvarka during the years of the Oprichnina. In addition to the tombstone, Russian and European coins, shackles and other objects of the 16th-17th centuries from the collections of the Museum of Moscow will be presented, which symbolically indicate the stages of the life of the hero of the exhibition.
In recent years, interest in the era of Ivan the Terrible has once again revived - one of the most difficult and dramatic periods of Russian history. Responding to the heated debate that is currently underway in Russian society, the creators of the exhibition offer the public another bright and unexpected plot related to this time.