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8 July , 14:35

Koran and Gospel copies were transferred to Eurasian Museum of Nomadic Civilizations

On July 6, in the Chishminsky district, the Head of Bashkortostan Radiy Khabirov took part in the solemn ceremony of transferring copies of the Osman Koran and the Ostromir Gospel to the Eurasian Museum of Nomadic Civilizations for storage. The unique books became the first exhibits of the new museum and exhibition complex. Until its opening, they will be stored in the museum's visitor center.

Before the ceremony of handing over copies of book relics, the Chairman of the Central Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Russia, Supreme Mufti Talgat Tadzhuddin, noted that the Eurasian Museum of Nomadic Civilizations will contribute to the unity of the peoples of Russia and the states of Eurasia.

The head of the Bashkortostan Metropolis, Administrator of the Ufa Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Nikon of Ufa and Bashkortostan, emphasized that the region's leadership pays great attention to preserving the historical roots of Russia's different peoples.

The director of the National Museum of Bashkortostan, Rustam Iskhakov, and the head of the Eurasian Museum of Nomadic Civilizations, Nikolai Grigoriev, signed agreements on the transfer of the first exhibits to the Eurasian Museum of Nomadic Civilizations: copies of the Koran of Osman and the Ostromir Gospel.

Osman's copy of the Koran is the only gold copy of the book kept in the Koran Museum in Tashkent. The unique publication, the original of which was kept in Ufa 100 years ago, was created on the initiative of the Head of the region by a master of calligraphy, a specialist at the International Islamic Academy of Uzbekistan, Habibulla Soliev. Remember that the historical relic was transferred for storage to the National Museum of Bashkortostan as part of the first International Book Fair, “Kitap Bayram,” in May 2023.

In May 2024, as part of the second International Book Fair "Kitap Bayram," Metropolitan Clement handed over to the Head of Bashkortostan a facsimile copy of one of the oldest monuments of Slavic writing - the Ostromir Gospel, created in Veliky Novgorod in the 11th century. The book relic, printed in 1988 for the 1000th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus', was kept in the National Museum of Bashkortostan. Today, a handwritten book has joined the exposition of the visitor center of the Eurasian Museum of Nomadic Civilizations.

Author: Azat Gizzatullin

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