Tambov regional branch

Natalia Antonenko,
the head of Tambov regional branch

Tambov regional branch of the Association of Orthodox Christian Scholars was established in 2014. At the moment administrative support team consists of 5 people..

The key aim of Tambov regional branch is to implement the following Association of Orthodox Christian Scholars’ special programmes:

1. Establishment of Orthodox Christian youth centers at universities and colleges.

2. Identification of academically talented children and youths, providing them with support and opportunities for personal development.

The head of Tambov regional branch is Natalia Antonenko, Dr.of History, senior lecturer, the Head of State and Municipal Management department at Michurinsk State Agrarian University. Dr. Antonenko is awarded Certificate of Honour by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and has received appreciation letters from the government of Tambov region for her outstanding contribution to the professional development, academic achievement and personal growth of the students.

Fields of her scientific interests include history of social thought in Russia, history of Russian Immigration, history of political movements and parties, history of governance and state service in Russia, and the spiritual history of Tambov region. Dr. Antonenko is awarded 4 grants by Russian Humanitarian Scientific Foundation. She published more than 110 scientific, educational and methodological publications, including 7 monographs. 

Tambov regional branch of the Association has the following key goals:

Hosting events and activities of spiritual, moral, cultural, aesthetic, and educational significance attracting students and young scholars from Michurinsk State Agrarian University jointly with Missionary and Social Departments of St. Elijah’s the Prophet Church of Michurinsk and Morshansk Eparchy.

Missionary and volunteer work at:

-       a nursing home in the village of Zeleny Giy, Michurinsk district of Tambov region

-       a children’s home in the village of Zavoronezhskoye, Michurinsk district of Tambov Region.

• Participating, organizing, and hosting scientific events devoted to Orthodox Christianity themes and promoted by Michurisk and Morshansk Eparchy.
The following events have already taken place:

  1. Scientific and Educational Readings «Through the Orthodox Christian book to spirituality» falling on the same date as the celebration of the Day of Orthodox Christian book (14-28 March, 2014)
  2. The II Spiritual and Educational Readings «Vladimir the Great. Civilizational choice of Rus’» dedicated to Vladimir the Great held by Michurinsk Eparchy (11 November, 2014)
  3. The III Spiritual and Educational Readings “Traditions and Innovations: Culture, Society, Personality”, dedicated to Vladimir the Great (6, 8-14 November, 2015)

• Participating in Orthodox Christian conferences, organized by other regional branches of the Association of Orthodox Christian Scholars.