World Thematic Conference of Compatriots Living Abroad, "The contribution of compatriots to world culture."
29 - 30 2013 October in Moscow at the hotel "Renaissance" hosted the World Thematic Conference "The contribution of compatriots in world culture." It was attended by delegates from 175 79 countries, as well as guests from Russia. They were intellectuals abroad, among which culture and literature, art and theater, education and publishing, scientists and philosophers. From Cyprus forum attended by Yuri Drunk, President of the Association of Russian Businessmen in Cyprus, and Boris Pobedimskyi CEO Cyprus publishing "Yianel". After the plenary session of the conference was continued in three sections. Members of the Cyprus delegation participated in the sections: "The Cultural Space of the Russian world" and "Saving the overseas Russian ethno-cultural identity of the community", which discussed the creative potential of Russian compatriots, publishing and the world of spiritual and moral values.
Before the start of the inauguration of the conference Boris Pobedimski donated all the members of the presidium of the book publishing "Church of Cyprus," "The Mysterious World of murals" and "Holy Monasteries of Cyprus." Deserved reward publisher "Yianel" and its permanent sponsor - the Association of Russian Businessmen in Cyprus - were the words of the chairman of the World Coordination Council of Russian Compatriots AV Lobanov, "rarely found a book that I would like to take home. But your book I will take away with me. "
Opening of the conference. 29 2013 October, the Cypriot delegation - Drunk and B. Yu Pobedimski
One of the notable events of the summer 2013 year was the publication of a book by Svetlana Pobedimskaya "Holy Monasteries of Cyprus," which appeared in the Cyprus publishing "Yianel". In the new edition in Russian-based real historical documents and archival materials, a description 43-x ancient and modern Orthodox monasteries of the island, about twenty of which women make spiritual endeavor. In the new book "Holy Monasteries of Cyprus" describes the historical destiny of cloisters, their architectural complexes, painted monastery temples miraculous icons, sacred healing springs, unique frescoes and talented icon painter, who created these priceless creations century religious art. All photos used in the book, there are more than 400, - original, and many of them published for the first time.
Work on creating the book "Holy Monasteries of Cyprus" was laborious and complicated. Materials on the history of individual monasteries preserved not many, often disparate and different-notes traveler, including a tireless "peshehodets" Vasily Grigorovich-Barsky. In his only essay "Peshehodtsa Basil Grigorovich-Barsky Al'bova Plaka, a native of Kiev, a monk of Antioch, the journey to the holy sites in Europe, Asia and Africa located undertaken in 1723 and consummated v1747 year, he himself wrote," named intricately and thoroughly, - he left to posterity not only a description of ancient monasteries and churches of Cyprus, but also drawings made from nature - pictures era, leaving us farther and farther away. When 1778 year the first edition, carried out on the direct orders of Prince Grigory Potemkin, it quickly spread in manuscript copies, and then withstood seven repetitions. Of course, the publisher of the book "Holy Monasteries of Cyprus" primarily interested in the chapters devoted to the Cypriot monasteries, because they confirmed the fact of the existence of the monastery in the time. But often it was enough to grasping the thin thread, to unravel the complex tangle of ancient woven from facts, human stories and legends. To the publication of the volume, information-rich book "Holy Monasteries of Cyprus," which contains 196 pages, preceded by numerous publications publishing on "Orthodox culture of Cyprus."
New book "Holy Monasteries of Cyprus" - this is a rare and unique opportunity provided by the publisher "Yianel" with the support of Cypriot companies and the Association of Russian Businessmen in Cyprus, learn a lot of new and useful information about all the Orthodox monasteries of the island, among which the most ancient monastery revived Archdiocese Tamasosa . It is symbolic that such a serious publication has been prepared and published in Cyprus in the year 1025-anniversary of the Baptism of Russia.
The fourth edition of the book "The Monastery of the Theotokos Kykkotissa", published in 2013, the publishing house "Yianel", devoted to the fate of the legendary holy monastery and its famous icon of Our Lady of the Merciful (Eleusa), written, according to legend, St. Luke still in the earthly life of the Virgin Mary. The authors reveal many historical layers of this amazing phenomenon of world Orthodoxy. The book tells in detail about the complex history of the ancient monastery, its architectural ensemble zolotofonnyh mosaics and the Cathedral, where the carefully laid up ancient icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary graciously, which gave the monastery in the XI century Byzantine Emperor Alexius Comnenus. Miraculous Icon of the Mother of God the Merciful (Kykkotissa Eleusa) - it is the only icon in the world, which for thousands of years did not disappear from sight. The publication explains and numerous miracles performed Kykkotissa Virgin and the Church of the unique archaeological museum, which brings together the most valuable items of religious art. The first edition was published in 2006 year - a significant year celebration 900-anniversary of the establishment of spiritual ties between Russia and Cyprus. In 2007 the book was translated into Greek and English. To date, Russian and Greek versions of the book have already undergone several reprints.