A second tour of the African Diplomatic Corps Ambassadors to Kolomenskoye


16 April, Moscow - The Association for Economic Cooperation with African Countries (AECAS) and the NGO "Moscow and Muscovites" with the support of the Department of Culture of the City of Moscow conducted the second tour for the Ambassadors of the African Corps accredited in Moscow to the Moscow State United Museum-Reserve Kolomenskoye "The state chambers and private apartments of Kolomenskoye Palace".

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria Hon. Smail Benamara, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Guinea Hon. Majou Kake, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Senegal Hon. Abdou Salam Diallo, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Namibia Hon. Clemens Handuukeme Kashuupulwa and his family took part in the tour, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Burkina Faso, Hon. Antoine Somda, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mauritius, Hon. Kheswar Jankee, Chargé d'affaires, Embassy of Eritrea, Hon. Naizgi Tafacion Hagos and her daughter, Counsellor, Embassy of Chad, Ahmat Moussa Charimi and their accompanying persons.

In the Museum-reserve Kolomenskoye in the Palace of Alexei Mikhailovich, a modern reconstruction of a monument of Russian wooden architecture of the XVII century, a special style that combines elements of pre-Peter Russia and Western Europe, the guests of honour saw a bizarre architecture of 26 connected towers; They also viewed several types of roofs - tents, cubes, onions, helmets, barrels and broken barrels; unique tile cookers recreated based on archaeological finds in Kolomenskoye; and wall and ceiling paintings reproduced according to archival documents. They learned about the peculiarities of the palace's layout and the fact that it was divided into male and female halves: the Tsar with the Tsarevitch and the Tsarina with the Tsarevnas lived in different parts of the building; about the purpose and peculiarities of decorating the rooms of the Tsar's residence. In the original palace there were 270; about, whose throne served as a prototype of a throne of the Moscow tsar and about mechanical lions which protected it.

This excursion is the second in a series of tours for Ambassadors of the African Corps, which take place on a regular weekly basis, on Saturdays. Ahead of the distinguished guests awaits an unforgettable programme at the Kremlin Museums, Christ the Saviour Cathedral and Victory Museum, Tsaritsyno Estate and State Historical Museum and many other attractions of the capital and its surroundings.