The Pryamukhino Readings is an annual conference held in the birth place of Russian anarchist thinker Mikhail Bakunin. The village of Pryamukhino (280 km north-west of Moscow) is famous for the 19th century Bakunins' estate, whose history was studied by John Randolph.
The conference was first organised in 2001 by a group of enthusiasts. Since then the Pryamukhino Readings has been a constant venue for discussing historical and social issues, such as:
development of anarchist ideas and problems of their present-day implementation;
life and work of the Bakunins family members;
history of the Pryamukhino estate and cultural heritage preservation.
The conference takes place in July. The organisers provide a transfer from the nearest city of Tver, accommodation, and meals.