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2 August , 21:19

Unique industrial heritage objects are waiting for renaissance in Bashkiria

On August 2, the Head of Bashkortostan, Radiy Khabirov, held a regular field meeting of the regional branch of the Russian Geographical Society in the Meleuzovsky district. It discussed the preservation of industrial heritage and the activities of the "Toratau" and "Yangan-Tau" geoparks.

“We are holding a meeting in a unique place in the village of Voskresenskoye, Meleuzovsky district. It is amazing how professionally our ancestors approached any business. Brickwork has been preserved on the walls of the copper smelter” said Radiy Khabirov. “This is one of the most interesting projects we are currently working on. The ruins of the former Voskresensky copper smelter, built in the 18th century, were recognized as a monument of urban planning and architecture of federal significance. It is important that Voskresenskoye is located in the territory of the Toratau Geopark. I am sure that over time the village will become a tourist attraction center and an important point of the new route.”

Work on the reconstruction of the cultural and tourist public space in the village of Voskresenskoye, Meleuzovsky district Art Center Voskresensky Plant, which received a federal subsidy for winning the IV All-Russian competition for the best projects to create a comfortable urban environment, is in full swing.

The Head of Bashkortostan instructed to speed up the pace of work and complete the first stage of improvement by October 1, 2022. The Ministry of Culture RB is to develop a project for the reconstruction of the Fine Arts Museum in the village of Voskresenskoye.

Deputy Executive Director of the Russian Geographical Society Sergei Korlykhanov highly appreciated the republic's contribution to the preservation of cultural heritage and ethnography.

The Executive Secretary of the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO, Grigory Ordzhonikidze, via video link from Moscow, also noted the importance of the measures taken in Bashkortostan to preserve the country's unique industrial heritage.

President of the National Committee of the International Council for the Protection of Monuments and Sites Leonid Kondrashev, in his speech, gave a number of successful examples of how former factory buildings built back in the 18th-19th centuries in Moscow were reconstructed.

 “Our industrial heritage projects have a rich history and are very interesting for tourists, but they are located at a considerable distance from big cities. Therefore, it is necessary to think over everything to the smallest detail here - comfortable roads, roadside services, food, accommodation, souvenirs, and so on,” said Radiy Khabirov.

Author: Azat Gizzatullin

Translated by:Tatyana Aksyutina
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