Destination Napoleon 2022

Conference: 215th anniversary of the Tilsit Peace

Conference "The Peace of Tilsit: essence, causes and consequences
7 July 2022, Sovetsk City Tourist Information Centre, Russia.

Serangeli Farewells of Napoleon and Alexander after the peace of Tilsitt 9 July 1807

On 07 July 2022, the Museum of the History of the City of Sovetsk organised a conference on "The Tilsit Peace: essence, causes and consequences" in the premises of the Tourist Information Centre of the city of Sovetsk, Kaliningrad region.

The conference was dedicated to the 215th anniversary of the establishment of peace between Napoleonic France and the Russian Empire, adding to the series of events, exhibitions and conferences held in other cities. The speakers' reports reflected, among other things, the role of Russian diplomacy in the negotiations at Tilsit. Questions of culture, everyday life, fashion and lifestyle were posed in the context of the main characters of this historical event: Queen Louise of Prussia, Alexander I and Napoleon I.

Eminent local historians, art historians, guides and museum officials from the region were invited to participate in the conference, including :

  • S.P. Rybakov, PhD in History, Associate Professor, Lecturer at the Moscow Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), Moscow
  • A.A Adylov, Senior Specialist, Centre for Historical Memory Studies, Institute of Geopolitical and Regional Studies, Immanuel Kant Baltic University, Kaliningrad
  • B.N. Adamov, Member of the Board of the Kaliningrad Regional Club of Local Historians, Kaliningrad
  • A.D. Yakubinskaya, Head of the sector of cooperation with municipal museums, Kaliningrad Regional Museum of History and Art, Kaliningrad
  • N.G. Mikhnovich, Director of the Museum of the History of the City of Sovetsk
  • A.P. Chubun, Methodologist for museum and educational activities, MBUK "Museum of the history of the city of Sovetsk, Sovetsk
  • E.V. Kudryavtseva, methodologist for scientific and educational activities, MBUK "Museum of the History of the City of Sovetsk", Sovetsk
  • Gerhard Seidemann (Berlin, Germany), philanthropist and friend of the Sovetsk City History Museum.

It should be noted that the high professional level of the conference participants and a wide range of issues raised in the course of its work gave the event a special significance. The documents of the conference, which are to be published soon, will contribute to the development of historical science and the popularisation of the city of Sovetsk as a tourist attraction.

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