Memory of Russian military leader Mikhail Vorotynsky is kept in Kirillo-Belozersky Museum-Reserve
13 December 2017
Along with the tour, the lecture and the meeting with S.V. Usov, head of the Kirillov district, in the course of which they discussed cooperation of the Initiative Council with the district authorities, the participants of the regular meeting went to the Church of St. Vladimir to take part in the memorial service performed by Father Nicholas.
On November 29, 2017
The scheduled meeting of the Initiative Council on Memorialization of Prince Mikhail Ivanovich Vorotynsky established in Vologda in 2012 was held in the Kirillo-Belozersky Museum-Reserve on November 29. V.A. Sablin, dean of the History Department in Vologda State University, his deputy V.P. Kuznechenkov, and council members I.A. Smirnov, advisor to the director general of the Kirillo-Belozersky Museum-Reserve, and L.V. Terebova, head of the Scientific Department, summed up this year’s work. They discussed the organized events and made up a plan for 2018-2021.
The participants of the meeting and students of the History Department in Vologda State University made a tour of the Kirillo-Belozersky Museum-Reserve and visited the Dormition (Assumption) Cathedral and the Church of St. Vladimir - the family burial vault of the princes Vorotynskys. Besides, L.V. Terebova gave a lecture about the Russian military leader for the young people.
“Mikhail Ivanovich Vorotynsky (about 1510-1573) was one of the most famous commanders of that time. He participated in the campaigns against the Swedes and the Crimean Tatars. He was given an honorary title of a “tsar’s servant” in about 1551. He actually headed a large regiment during the conquest of Kazan in 1552. Then he ran the Russian army on the southern borders and was bestowed the boyar rank for his merits. From 1562 to 1566, he was in disgrace on a false charge of his ill-wishes: his estates were confiscated and he was exiled to the White Lake region together with his wife and children. In 1566, he was released and appointed governor of Kazan. In summer 1572, he led the Russian army that defeated the Crimean Tatars at the Battle of Molodi. Mikhail Ivanovich Vorotynsky elaborated the first charter of watchman and reconnaissance service in Russia. In 1573, he was slandered, imprisoned and subjected to torture. Then Mikhail Vorotynsky was exiled to the White Lake region, but died en route on June 12, 1573, and was buried in Kashin. In 1606, his remains were brought to the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery, to the family burial vault. Prince Mikhail Vorotynsky is depicted among 109 outstanding historical figures on the Millennium of Russia Monument erected in Veliky Novgorod in 1862. The Monument to Mikhail Vorotynsky was unveiled in the village of Vorotynsk in the Nizhny Novgorod region in 2008”, reported L.V. Terebova, head of the Scientific Department in the Kirillo-Belozersky Museum-Reserve.
It is notable that along with the tour, the lecture and the meeting with S.V. Usov, head of the Kirillov district, in the course of which they discussed cooperation of the Initiative Council with the district authorities, the participants of the off-site meeting went to the Church of St. Vladimir to take part in the memorial service performed by Father Nicholas.