Part of the 6th century fortress wall collapsed in Derbent after rains

Part of the 6th century fortress wall collapsed in Derbent after rains
Part of the 6th century fortress wall collapsed in Derbent after rains
Anonim

According to Rustambek Pirmagomedov, the interim mayor of the city of Derbent in the south of Dagestan, part of the southern fortress wall of the ancient fortress collapsed after prolonged rains. Derbent itself and its fortifications are considered one of the most ancient in Russia.

The Naryn-Kala fortress in Derbent is an ancient, still pre-Arab citadel of the times of ancient Persia and Caucasian Albania. The Dagestan State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company reported that the wall collapsed "under the onslaught of the elements," but even local authorities admit that the historical and cultural site of world importance, protected at the UNESCO level, is being destroyed due to the indifference and negligence of local officials. According to Rustambek Pirmagomedov, the city authorities have been trying for several years to draw attention to the deteriorating condition of the ancient wall.

Now specialists from the Department of the Ministry of Culture of Russia for the South and North Caucasian Federal Districts will visit the site of the collapse and work out a position on the restoration of the monument, - the head of the department Denis Protsenko told TASS agency.

“A few months ago, local residents sounded the alarm as they watched how the cracks in the masonry of the wall expanded every day,” notes newsru.com. “Specialists examined sections of the wall. A conclusion was made about urgent repair and restoration work. All documents were drawn up, sent to the federal supervisory bodies of the Ministry of Culture and are still there, "said Viktor Chesnokov, director of the Derbent Museum-Reserve.

The Derbent mayor's office says that they themselves could not repair the fortress, since such abuse of authority threatened criminal liability, the issue can only be resolved at least at the level of the Ministry of Culture of Dagestan. At the same time, the last time the wall of the fortress in Derbent was repaired was in 1877, during the reign of Alexander II. In 2015, for the 2000th anniversary of Derbent, more than a billion rubles were allocated from the federal budget to the city, and about 600 thousand rubles were allocated by the republican budget, but not all funds allocated for the restoration of the city were used for their intended purpose.

Popular by topic