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Conference dedicated to activities of Russian Princess Maria Demidova held in Florence
Conference dedicated to the life and work of Princess Maria Pavlovna Demidoff (married name - Abamelek-Lazarev) was held at the Villa Medici-Demidovs near Florence with the participation of the Russian Center of Pisa University on July 26. The conference was meant to honour the 64th anniversary of Demidoff death.
Presentations were made by the director of the Russian Center professor Garzonio, professor of Pisa State University Tonini and professor of Florence State University Giovanni Zangari.
The event was attended by the representative of the Florentine city government, the Honorary Consul of the Russia in Pisa and representatives of the Russian clergy of the Florentine Orthodox Church.
The archpriest and the rector of the Church of the Nativity of Christ and St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Florence George Blatinsky made a memorial service at the grave of the princess at the end of the conference.
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