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An exhibition and education space dedicated to the history, present and future of the Cyrillic alphabet

The museum and educational complex for children and adults, unparalleled in Russia, is a kind of attraction point both for lovers of the Russian language and for lovers of architecture, culture and history.

Tour "Book as a Historical Source as Illustrated by Exhibits of the Slovo Centre"

A virtual themed walk through the pages of texts of various eras, from the ancient Ostromir Gospels to the diaries of modern schoolchildren, will allow you to get a new angle on Russian history. Together with the chroniclers, viewers can reflect on the fate of the Russian people and their spiritual destiny.

The online tour is hosted by the guide of the Slovo Centre Dmitry Daratorin.

This video has subtitles in Russian and English. Use the "Subtitles" function on YouTube.

Tour Towards Literacy

The tour will take the viewers to an improvised classroom, where each desk represents a certain period of literacy development in our country. Thus, in the early Christianity period, people used highly complex religious texts to learn to read. Later our country experienced its first breakthrough to begin differentiation in educational institutions.
The online tour is hosted by Slovo Centre tour guide Elena Krikunova.

Tour "Cyrillic: From Antiquity to Our Time"

The tour "Cyrillic: From Antiquity to Our Time" will tell you how the alphabet emerged, the reasons why it was created, and the role of the word in our life. You will pass the main milestones from the history of writing in Russia and learn the history of the first alphabets, Cyrillic and Glagolitic. This video has subtitles in Russian and English.
The tour is hosted by Elena Krikunova, the Centre's senior guide.

This video has subtitles in Russian and English. Use the "Subtitles" function on YouTube.


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The museum and educational complex for children and adults, unparalleled in Russia, is a kind of attraction point both for lovers of the Russian language and for lovers of architecture, culture and history. Here you can learn how writing has been developing in Russia and in the world, what role it plays in the life of different nations.

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