Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation for Environmental Protection, Ecology and Transport, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the RVIO Sergey Ivanov visited the Military Uniform Museum for the first time yesterday.
Walking through the halls of the estate, Sergey Borisovich, together with the Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the RVIO Vladimir Medinsky, talked about the beauty of military uniforms of different eras, about ranks and titles, about weapons, as well as the famous owners and tenants of the "Vasilchikov estate".
Sergei Borisovich's special attention during the tour was attracted by the Life Guard of the Hussar Regiment-exactly in the same way we are used to seeing Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov in a portrait by P. E. Zabolotsky.
The uniform of a hussar officer in the first half of the XIX century cost a lot of money. In comparison with today's days, Cornet Lermontov would have to pay about a million rubles for a single gold-embroidered and beaver-fur-trimmed mink.
In the book of honorary guests of the Museum Sergey Borisovich wrote: "I thank the Russian Military Historical Society for preserving the vast cultural and military heritage of Russia" S. Ivanov 10.06.2021