Culture goes digital or completely counterfeit?

​As 2017 comes to an end the world’s great museums will create a new convention on copying art and items of historic interest. At first glance, it might seem that the old agreement on replicas had settled things of that sort back in the 19th century, but now the problem is that digital copies are already indistinguishable from the originals, and the originals themselves are perishing. Museum workers, curators, and scholars of art must answer tough questions, chief among them how to use the new technological capabilities to save the originals.

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Lev Tolstoy’s great-great-grandson recommended the digitization of Dionsysius

A high-definition three dimensional copy of the famous frescoes by the icon painter Dionysius and his students from the Nativity of the Virgin Ferapontov monastery will be made available to the public in 2017 on the official website of the Kirillo-Belozersk Museum and heritage site.

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Secrets of an ancient city

The Ziyavudin Magomedov PERI Charitable Foundation and the Peter the Great Museum in Derbent created its Autumn School for Researchers for the young people of Derbent. For five days fifty students and schoolchildren studied this most ancient city in Russia as they ‘sampled’ its tastes, smells and colours.

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The unique frescoes by icon painter Dionysius in the Ferapontov monastery will be digitized

​In April and May of 2017 specialists from the Spanish firm Factum Arte together with the Ziyavudin Magomedov PERI Charitable Foundation and the administration of the Kirillo-Belozersk Museum and heritage site will be making a digital replica of the unique frescoes by the famous icon painter Dionysius that are in the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin at the Ferapontov monastery, which is a UNESCO site.

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The government now says: We need talented people

On Tuesday for the first time in Russia its regions were ranked according to their number of victors and prize winners in the Russian National School Olympiads. Our reporter ANNA MAKEEVA talked with IVAN YASHCHENKO, author of the study and director of the Moscow Centre of Continuous Mathematical Education, who explained how the Republic of Mordovia could overtake Saint Petersburg in testing and how concentrating on talented children can alter the life of a whole region.

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Games for young mathematicians

Geniuses have appeared in every time and place. Some think that they somehow come into being on their own, while others think they need long and painstaking cultivation like flowers. It may be summer, but one of the classes at the boarding school for gifted children in the Mekhelta village, Gumbetov district, is keeping busy.

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Frescoes of Dionysius are being digitized in 3D

The frescoes of the stone Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin—the main church of the former Ferapontov monastery in the Kirillov region—will be copied digitally using the latest technology, according to the report of REGNUM’s correspondent. The replication of the frescoes in a digital format will be carried out by Factum Arte, which specializes in high-resolution digital capture, in cooperation with the PERI Foundation.

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Revolution in 3D. Digitizing the fortress of Kala-Koreysh

Why there is a need to digitally record cultural monuments, how this unusual and painstaking task is accomplished, and the secrets hidden in this Dagestani fortress high in the mountains—Anna Kachurovskaya reporting.

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Private Investment: Charity and the State

The wealthiest Russians gladly sit on the boards of trustees of prestigious world-class universities, but they are in no hurry to help Russian institutions of higher education. Participants at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum worked out ways to change that.

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The PERI Charitable Foundation is opening its Cinema and the People club in Dagestan

In recognition of the Year of Cinema, the Ziyavudin Magomedov PERI Charitable Foundation and the Peter the Great Museum in Derbent are opening the Cinema and the People film club. A spokesperson for the Foundation informed RIA Dagestan that each Wednesday, beginning with July 13th, the club’s guests will screen their favourite films and lead a discussion of them with visitors to the museum.

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Islam in Russia-2 summer school to take place in Dagestan

Islam in Russia-2 summer school covering the history of peripheral territories, inter-regional networks and discourse will take place from the 15th to the 22nd of May in Dagestan, according to RIA Dagestan quoting the PERI Charitable Foundation.

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Dagestani schoolchildren study robotics

On Monday, April 11th, an innovative educational project called Robotics Week will be launched in Makhachkala. This event is one part of a longstanding PERI Foundation drive to support gifted schoolchildren and create a mobile robotics laboratory.

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Festivities in troubled times

Team Russia — Team Worldwide – 3:2 (1:0)

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Star-studded Cherkizovo. Russia wins over Team Worldwide.

The benefit match between Team Russia and Team Worldwide ended in victory for the home team.

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‘We are paying homage to Cruyff.’ Seedorf and Gazzaev on a match of legendary players

On March 26th a benefit match and master class featuring world-famous football stars will take place in Moscow. The Football Stars and Russian Children benefit match of Kick Off for Good Moscow 2016 and a master class for children raised in orphanages from several of the country’s regions will take place in Moscow at Lokomotiv stadium. The organizer is the Ziyavudin Magomedov PERI Charitable Foundation.

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How to move mountains

People without student passes come into the old building of the Dagestan Polytechnic Institute on Imam Shamil Street in Makhachkala. They utter just two syllables to the guard: ‘PERI’.

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The North Caucasus Open Mathematics Competition in Makhachkala will take place with support from the PERI Foundation

The first North Caucasus Open Mathematics Competition will be held in Makhachkala from March 1st through 7th 2016. The competition is in the format of a student olympiad—a marathon of 4 rounds covering algebra, geometry, number theory, and combinatorial theory. At the close of each round the very accomplished members of the jury will analyze the problems and provide a discussion of both methods and solutions to the olympiad problems.

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PERImeter, Japanese style

The winner at the Educational Space of the Future international workshop held in Makhachkala from February 1st through 10th has been determined.

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The PERImeter formula: What came out of the workshop in Makhachkala

During the ten days of the Educational Space of the Future architecture workshop organized by the PERI Foundation and the MARCH Lab, Makhachkala enjoyed even better fortune than Cinderella did in the well-known fairy tale. All she got were three nuts, but the capital of Dagestan got eight designs for the PERImeter cultural centre, any one of which has the potential to bring much change to the city. Archspeech editor Yulia Shishalova tells us more on the eight concepts, the unusual format of the workshop-competition and its winner, and what its end result should be.

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Yaroslav Kovalchuk: ‘The workshop is an example of an alternative, open approach to design.’

The deputy director of the MARCH Lab talks about the goals, future and characteristics of the workshop that is to develop concepts for the educational and cultural centre in Makhachkala, and also about trends in modern architecture and urbanism along with the need for change in response to the crisis.

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PERI Foundation is holding a competition for young photographers

The PERI Foundation is holding a competition for young photographers who would like to take part in its Cultural Heritage 2.0 programme, as the organization’s media desk reported to RIA Dagestan. The main purpose of the Cultural Heritage 2.0 programme funded by the Ziyavudin Magomedov PERI Charitable Foundation is using modern technologies to preserve unique objects of our cultural heritage.

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Window on Dagestan

The Peter the Great Museum in Derbent is now open. It was constructed with funding from the Summa Group under the management of the Ziyavudin Magomedov PERI Charitable Foundation. At this time it has not been decided who will take ownership of the new museum—the government or the philanthropy. The Derbent Museum and heritage site has no objection to making such a gift one of its subsidiaries, and the PERI Foundation generally favour a public-private partnership. The opening comes just ahead of the celebrations this autumn for Derbent’s 2000th anniversary. ANNA TOLSTOVA reports from Derbent.

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Traces of Peter the Great in Dagestan

​Last week I made an unexpected trip to Derbent, the southernmost and, as we’ll see, the oldest city in Russia. I am ashamed to admit that just about the only thing that came to mind about the city was Tanker Derbent, the name of an old Soviet film that I had also never seen.

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That very house

The Summa Group and the Ziyavudin Magomedov PERI Charitable Foundation have opened the new Peter the Great Museum in Derbent complex created to coincide with the celebration of the 2,000-year anniversary of one of the most ancient cities on earth, the fortified city of Derbent.

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The advantage of an unhurried gaze

The reason for a trip to Dagestan was to see the solo exhibition of young artist Taus Makhacheva called “History Demands Continuation” (curated by Alexei Maslyaev, with support from the PERI Charitable Foundation).

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