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27 April , 13:38

Exhibition dedicated to Ufa's 450th anniversary has opened at National Archives

This year marks a significant date—the 450th anniversary of founding the fortified city of Ufa. The President of the Russian Federation and the Head of the Republic adopted relevant decrees in preparation for the celebration of the big anniversary of the capital of Bashkortostan.

The National Archives of the Republic of Bashkortostan hosted the opening of the exhibition “Ufa through the centuries,” dedicated to the 450th anniversary of the capital. In addition to the archive staff, the event was attended by BSPU students undergoing internship at the central archival institution of the republic, reports the press service of the National Archives of the Republic.

At the opening ceremony, Deputy Head of the Department for Archives of the Republic of Bashkortostan Alexey Peshkov congratulated those gathered on the anniversary of Ufa. It made a brief excursion into the history of the city.

“It is gratifying to see among the guests of the event representatives of the younger generation who are not indifferent to the chronicle of our beloved city. There is confidence that today’s students will continue the traditions of researchers of the history of their native land in the future,” he emphasized.

Next, a tour of the exhibition was conducted by the chief specialist of the archive, Ruslan Saitgalin, who spoke in detail about the rare historical documents exhibited for the first time. Maps and diagrams of the 16th-18th centuries were demonstrated on the interactive panel and easels, reflecting the beginning of constructing a fortress city on the Bashkir fortification Tura-tau (Fortress Mountain) site on the banks of the Agidel River.

Documents on the strengthening of the Ufa fortress in 1728, the drawing up of a city plan, the construction of the governor's house, maps, diagrams, and photographs in various periods of history and other sources of the pre-revolutionary, Soviet, and modern periods also aroused great interest among the event participants. A separate showcase is dedicated to Ufa during the Great Patriotic War, which became the second home for evacuated factories, institutions, and the population of occupied territories. Books, brochures from a century ago, and collections of articles about the history of the capital of Bashkortostan also attracted the attention of exhibition guests.

The event ended with an educational quiz, “Do we know the history of Ufa?” in which both archivists and students participated actively. The most curious were awarded memorable prizes.

The exhibition “Ufa through the centuries” will be on display until October 1, 2024.

Author: Leila Aralbaeva

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