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Presentation of the museum-preserve from the city of Yelabuga

On the 19th of April 2018 in the Russian Center of the European Foundation of Slavic Literature and Culture in Bratislava, the presentation of the Yelabuga State Historical, Architectural and Art Museum-Preserve took place.

The delegation from the city of Yelabuga was headed by the director of the museum, G.R. Rudenko.

The city of Yelabuga is one of the oldest settlements of Tatarstan with a 1000-year history, with beautiful views and most interesting people. The city is located on the high bank of the Kama River and for many centuries was an important part of the trade-caravan road.

The city has a unique history. Archaeological finds on the territory of the city date back to the VIII-V centuries BC. In the early Middle Ages, Yelabuga was a part of the Bulgarian state. By the decree of Empress Catherine II in the XVIII century the city received the status of a chief town of a district, and from the XIX century it became a city of merchants and industrialists.

It is not by chance that, having such a rich history, the Yelabuga Museum-Preserve is a special pride of the townspeople, in which 184monuments of history and cultural heritage are located. Particular importance has the historical part of Yelabuga, as a chief town of a district of the late XVIII - early XX century, which has no analogues in terms of preservation.

The museum-preserve includes several memorial complexes. These are museums dedicated to famous personalities: the great poet of the Silver Age M.I. Tsvetaeva, the famous Russian painter I.I. Shishkyn, the first Russian woman-officer, N.A. Durova. Also composition of the museum includes the museum of history of the city, the museum-theater "Traktir", the museum of district medicine named after V.M. Bekhterev, an art collection of worksofInternational Art Symposiums and other objects.

The delegation has not only presented information about the museum-preserve, but also offered cooperation on organizing joint exhibitions. Guests with great interest got acquainted with the activities of the Russian Center, the European Foundation of Slavic Literature and Culture and the “Aircraft” Gallery. With particular joy they received as gifts books, one of the authors of which is Professor I.I. Bondarenko.

After the meeting the guests visited the exhibition of paintings "Slovakia in the works of Russian artists".

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