In Samara opened the hussar Museum in honor of the 5th regiment of Alexandria, which served as Mikhail Bulgakov and Nikolai Gumilev. Samara was the last place of its dislocation. From there, the knights went to the first world war. The Museum was opened on the day of the 240-th anniversary of the founding of the regiment.
Real hussars on horses and the sound of the orchestra on the day of the historical centre of Samara moved in the past century. It was then that here was one of the most famous cavalry regiments. Miraculously preserved newsreels: workers 5th hussar Alexandria Empress Alexandra Feodorovna regiment parading in front of Nicholas II. Formed in 1776, the year the regiment took part in several Russian-Turkish wars, the Patriotic war of 1812 and the first world war. For services shelf granted an individual character "Adam's head". 240 years of history at a glance - from the first instances of the weapons and items of equipment up to the events of the revolution, when the regiment defended the honor of the Romanov dynasty. All going bit by bit. One of the main guests of the new Museum, the Frenchman Michel de Vinci, nephew of Colonel of the Imperial Toporkova. A few years ago he was in new York bought 6 thousand pages of archives of the Alexandria regiment. Now on the basis of their plan to publish a book.
Like hussars regimental Museum - the first in the world. A large part of the Fund - the private collection. The organizers hope that the exhibits will attract a lot of visitors. The glorious history of the Alexandria regiment enthusiasts want to communicate further - in the near future the military will present to defence Minister a proposal to name in honor of the famous unit one of the Samara military units.