in Astrakhan will be restored by the oldest necropolis. Large-scale restoration work is expected to start in the near future. As stated by the information Agency in the press-service of the head of the region on 25 June, the plan a " Renaissance " of the old cemetery, the authors of the project, well-known historians of local lore Astrakhan showed the Governor of Astrakhan region Alexander Zhilkina yesterday during an extended meeting.
As drew attention to the meeting, the head of the interdepartmental volunteer project " Clean the historical memory of garbage " Andrei Kurapov, the oldest Astrakhan necropolis, which began in Astrakhan even at the end of the XVIII century, is no less cultural-historical value than the Astrakhan Kremlin." The area of the Central city cemetery - 44 hectares, This in fact four Astrakhan Kremlin, but its objects, most of which are unique, presented in the Russian Federation in a single copy, " said he.
in the old cemetery of Astrakhan in different years buried not only famous Astrakhan merchants (Vorobyev, Postnikovy, Gubina), industry representatives, doctors and artists, but also world-known identity that has made a significant contribution to the history, culture, not only Russian but also world. This once known singer Ksenia Ordanskaya, wife Maximilian Maksakova, legendary Concordia Samoilova - founder of the first Soviet woman's magazine " Worker ", and the ancestors of Vladimir Lenin.
According to Kurapova, the idea is to bring Astrakhan necropolis in order to preserve the memory of these people, was born in the last month of summer of the last year - It was a full public initiative. First, activists, students, volunteers, Authorized public organizations of the city - have started to clean the cemetery from garbage. The next step should be, on the idea of its authors, the Museum necropolis, as well as scientific restoration of the graves of historical value. Then organizers consider the possibility of organizing a tour through the old cemetery.
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