Exhibition "Family in the culture of the peoples of Euro Asia. XX century " introduces viewers to the traditional daily and festive life of the peoples of Finno-Ugric, the Volga region, Siberia, the Caucasus and Central Asia at the beginning of the twentieth century. Syamya (in Belarusian), entar (in Armenian), mishpaha (in Jewish), baiyit (Hebrew), Gayle (in Tatar), Oila (in Tajik), Heer Blele (in Buryat), Adiye Kergen (in Yakut) - so the word "Family" sounds in different languages of the peoples of EuroAsia. The concept of "Family" in the traditional society of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, in relation to modern times, had a broader meaning.
The family firmly represented the concept of House. "Home" was the basis of a person's life, as a small and very native home, a beloved homeland: it gives people spiritual and physical strength, determines the inimitable world of national culture. The Institute of the Family in the traditional society of the twentieth century, regardless of life in different regions, is based on similar principles. Among them, we know the relation to a certain genus (origin, pedigree), the creation of a family with the help of matchmaking, the distribution of labor in the family (the man is the getter, the "founder" of the house, the woman is the keeper of the home). The historical part of the exhibition is made of films about the life of families of the Soviet period (from 1922 to 1980), which are prepared by materials of news agencies. The ethnographic museum of Russia holds about 8,000 photographs, which are collected from TASS, Soyuz Photo, APN and various editions of newspapers of the Soviet period. The photographs mainly reflect family life through social institutions, such as registrars, kindergartens, schools, mugs, as well as national holidays - the New Year, May 1, etc. The image of a multinational family of the Soviet period that vividly reflects their era is embodied in the works of photographers of Soviet era. The exhibition "Family in the culture of the peoples of EuroAsia. Twentieth Century "is the beginning of mutual cooperation between the National Museum of Tajikistan and the Russian Ethnographic Museum. At the opening of the exhibition the employees of the Russian Ethnographic Museum Chistyakova Zhanna Kushkarovna, the head of the international department, Lisitsyn Pavel Petrovich-scientific associate of the international department, Andreeva Yana Igorevna - scientific associate of the Department of Photography.
Exhibition "Family in the culture of the peoples of EuroAsia. XX century" will last until August 30, 2016.