"Family affection between humans is the most common type, thus, being the strongest one, bearing the most prominent and healing impact on a person," Nikolay Chernyshevsky wrote to his sons Alexander and Mikhail. Today, the institutions of the family and marriage play an essential part in society's life in Russia, despite being currently in decline, as some may think. The exhibition traces the history of family traditions since the 19th century. From traditional male-headed family to the Soviet pattern considered a cornerstone of the socialist society.
Today's great variety of family patterns is illustrative of the natural transformation of human relations, but nowise of a decline.
Examining the development of the institution of the family, this exposition covers 150 years of history and examines the social forms on which loving relationships and married life are based today.
The 20th century was a turning point for family relations not only in the world, but also in Russia. Revolution, wars, changing ideological regimes and periodic economic crises were all reflected in displays of love and parenting.
The Museum of Moscow was founded in 1896. The museum is located in the Proviantskiye Sklady (Foodstuff Warehouses), a federal monument of architecture. The museum's catalogue numbers about 800,000 items, including a rich collection of archaeological artefacts. The Museum of Moscow has four branches: the Lefortovo Museum, the Old English Court, the Museum of Archaeology and the Gilyarovskiy Centre
The History of the Chambers of the Old English Court
What is a funfair? It is a celebration, a carnival, fireworks of colours and emotions
History of the Middle Yauza River area during the 17th–20th centuries
Moscow's quiet nook where history and fairy tale intertwine with modernity
History of the Moscow region from the Stone Age to Peter the Great
The 40,000 names