Königsberg Cathedral and Kant’s tomb in Soviet Kaliningrad
Based on earlier unknown or poorly studied archival documents, this article reconstructs the post-war history of the 14th century Königsberg Cathedral and the tomb of philosopher Immanuel Kant in former Kneiphof. The study investigates the authorities’ and general public’s attitudes towards this monuments. Throughout the Soviet period until the beginning of Perestroika, the local Communist ...
The cathedral and the icon in the literary world of V. Shukshin’s short stories
This article analyses the role of the cathedral and the icon in the lives of V. Shukshin’s characters: the author shows the most important features of the Russian national character of the second half of the 20th century, as well as the peculiarities of the axiological system characteristic ...
The Soteriological Aspect of the Murals in the Kaliningrad Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
... is one of the most traditional and semantically justified. It is reflected in the composition and the choice of colours as well as in the selection and juxtaposition of motifs and their correlation with the architectural elements of the Kaliningrad Cathedral. The soteriological aspect does not diminish the significance of other factors determining the iconography of the murals, i. e. the architectural design, the dedication of the Cathedral, liturgical aspects etc. On the contrary, it contributes ...
Mythologization of the city in the works of B. Schulz and F. Kafka
... connection between nature and spirituality of the city returns the author to the idea of the mythical alfa and omega of life. The article describes the image of the city-labyrinth which both authors associate with the motif of wandering whereas the cathedral is associated with the paternal archetype.
1. Белобратов А. В. Процесс «Процесса»: Кафка и его роман-фрагмент // Кафка Ф. Процесс (восстановленный по рукописям)....
A Königsberg society of friends without Kant
... the picture of Emil Doertsling showing a dinner party held by Kant, which brought together local celebrities, among whom Kant’s friend Hippel is depicted in the foreground. A copy of this picture is exhibited in Kant’s Museum at the Kaliningrad Cathedral. The article makes an interesting and convincing attempt at identifying the historical figures shown in both group portraits —Lebensläufe and the picture by Emil Doerstling.
1. Abegg J. F. Reisetagebuch von 1798 /Hrsg. von W. und Y. Abegg,...