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Roman Semikhatsky: “Presently Kuban Is Russia’s Archaeological Mecca”

Roman Semikhatsky: “Presently Kuban Is Russia’s Archaeological Mecca”

Our today’s interviewee is Roman Semikhatsky, director of the regional Administration of State Protection of Cultural Heritage Sites.

Q.: How many cultural and historical heritage sites are within your zone of responsibility?

A.: Altogether, there are about 18,500 suchlike sites in the Krasnodar region, of which about 8,500 are entered in a special state register. The rest are the sites pending historical-cultural assessment that will decide whether to grant them the status of sites protected by state. Most of these sites (around 9,500) are archaeological finds.

Q.: In one of your interviews you called the Krasnodar region ‘Russia’s archaeological mecca.’ Tell us of the latest finds - can they become tourist destinations in future?

A.: Most of the state-protected sites, about 15,000, are archaeological valuables. Nearly all of them are located in the seaside areas, in the Temriuk and Tuapse rayons, like such unique ancient monuments as the Archaeological Complex of Phanagoria, Settlement and Burial Ground Artiushchenko 2, Remains of the Ancient City of Hermonassa/Tmutarakan, or Ancient City of Patraeus.

As you know, currently the bridge to Crimea is being actively built. The constructors work on huge areas, and simultaneously archaeological diggings are performed there. [The archaeologists] have received a colossal array of information, a great number of artifacts have been excavated. The scholars say it will take them decades to study the entire array. We cannot yet state unambiguously what has been found there - maybe, even Atlantis. In future, the artifacts found during the construction of the bridge may be exhibited in a specially built museum.

Q.: In Russia and in Kuban in particular, there are many monuments to Lenin and other Soviet rulers left. Are they also protected by law?

A.: Presently there are more than 600 monuments to Lenin in the region - they all are protected by state. Regretfully, when these monuments were entered in the register, nobody paid attention that most of them had been made of gypsum and other short-living materials. This is why the municipalities find it very difficult to maintain them - but let’s give them their due: they are really doing their best.

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