Sergey Melikov and the Heads of NCFD republics visit a number of cultural sites in Makhachkala
Makhachkala, January 13, 2015. On January 12, the Russian Presidential Envoy in the North Caucasian Federal District Sergey Melikov and the Heads of NCFD regions accompanied by Dagestani Head Ramazan Abdulatipov visited a number of cultural sites in Makhachkala, the press service of administration of Dagestani Head and government RD reports.
In particular, the verity of pieces of traditional culture such as Tabasaran carpets, Balkhar pottery and dolls, Untsukul woodworks, Kizlyar sabers, swords and knives, Kubachi silver jewelry and tea sets were introduced to guests in the ethno boutique "Dagestan". Besides, visitors could see paintings of Dagestan artists, books of Dagestani writers, costumes and antique copper utensils.
The visitors noted the uniqueness of highlanders’ culture in all its diversity. The Head of Ingushetia Yunus-Bek Yevkurov expressed desire to share experiences of creating such objects and to open similar boutique in Ingushetia.
Then the official delegation went to the Museum of Russian Peoples' Friendship whose purpose is to preserve the historical heritage, to spread knowledge about the history and culture of the republic and to develop the traditions of its interaction. The permanent exhibition reflects all the cultural and ethnic diversity of the Russian Federation. There are about 1,000 items, including state symbols, costumes, household utensils, tools of handicraft production, artwork, books, photo albums, booklets, a variety of photo and video materials.
The guests of honor appreciated the work of the institution, pointing out the need to strengthen cultural ties among the regions. The exhibition stands demonstrating culture features of different nationalities of the Northern Caucasus caused particular interest.
It should be noted that the heads of the NCFD regions such as the Governor of Stavropol Territory Vladimir Vladimirov, the Head of Kabardino-Balkaria Yuri Kokov, the Head of Karachay-Cherkessia Rashid Temrezov, the Head of Ingushetia Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, the Head of North Ossetia-Alania Teimuraz Mamsurov arrived in Dagestan for a two-day visit.