“Transfiguration Meetings” festival
takes place in Moscow since 2015
by initiative of the Transfiguration Brotherhood

Festival venue «Working with the Past»

Working with the Past

Working with the Past: How to Overcome the Traumas in our History

There is an open question in our country about how to deal with the inheritance of the 20th century. Bitter disputes about what we have lived through make just about any alliance unstable. We still have not found convincing answers to the ethical dilemmas of the 20th century. But the situation is far from hopeless: there are models for working with historically experienced difficulties which really do help bring together various groups within society, bringing people to agreement and healing the trauma wounds of history. These models have been tried over time in various countries. What was successful and what sort of model might work in Russia? This is a primary question that we will be discussed at the Transfiguration Meetings Festival Evening Programme.


  • An open lecture on models for working through historical trauma, to be given by Grigory Yudin, researcher in Political Philosophy at the Higher School of Social and Political Sciences, in Moscow, and Darya Klebnyuk, a Post-Doctoral Student at the Institute of Theoretical History at the National Research University Higher School of Economics;
  • Questions from the audience and general discussion.