“Sibiryakov Expedition” film online screeing
Short presentation of the event:
Sibiryakov brothers – Alexander, Konstantin and Innocent – are among the main patrons of geographical studies of the second half of the 19th – early 20th centuries. The most famous of the brothers Alexander has donated hundreds of thousands of rubles to study Siberia: particularly helped to finance and organize the expedition of the Swedish navigator Adolf Eric Nordenskiöld in 1878-1880, when the Northern Sea Route was first navigated through. This expedition was supported by the Russian Geographical Society.
The role of other brothers is less known. Charity of Konstantin has extended mainly to help educational institutions and students. Gold miner Innocent combined philanthropy in the field of educational affairs and geographical research, and also generously supported book publishing.
The largest expedition sponsored by Innocent was the Yakut expedition of the East Siberian Department of the Russian Geographical Society (1894-1896) to “clarify the living conditions of foreigners in the Yakut region,” the influence of the gold industry on their development or “extinction.” More than half of the expedition members were political exiles.
After more than a hundred years, a film crew headed by the famous TV presenter Mark Podrabinek take the road in the wake of the Sibiryakov expedition. Viewers will see majestic landscapes of one of the most beautiful regions of Russia, preserved buildings and artifacts of the expedition, interviews with historians and museum workers, curious archival finds…
The authors of the film: Julia Ivanova, Ilya Yakovlev, Murat Kuriev.
Year of release: 2017.
Timing: 52 minutes.
Age category: 12 +.
Objectives: Educational, spreading of geographical and historical knowledge
Event language: Russian, English
The event will be: Online
Link (for online events):
Reference person: Elena Remizova
Role or Function: International Affairs Coordinator
Reference Organization (if any):
Those who organize are: Russian Geographical Society
Expected duration: around 2 hours
Event program: 18-00 (Moscow time) – online screeing of the film “Sibiryakov Expedition”