Sviyazhsk planning to open a museum on landing stage —

Monument of river shipping is transferred to the ministry of culture of Tatarstan

Sviyazhsk planning to open a museum on landing stage
Photo: Pavel Tinyaev’s Facebook account

Sviyazhsk plans to open a museum on the water — a historical landing stage of the 1970s will be sent from Kazan to the island-town. The project has been agreed at all stages, and its initiators now hope, if not for the help of the state, then at least for the assistance of private individuals, for whom the Volga is part of the biography. Read the details in the material of Realnoe Vremya.

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Assistant to the President of Tatarstan Olesya Baltusova reported about the joyful event. “The historical landing stage of the 1970s, with the mutual agreement of all parties, will soon be sent from the island of Lokomotiv to the island of Sviyazhsk. I thank the ministry of transport of the Republic of Tatarstan and personally the head of the University of River Transport, Ilyas Salakhov, for the assistance that still continues. We are going to have a new museum in Sviyazhsk when we repair everything. Maybe even with the #tomsoyerfestkazan team! Hooray!!!” she wrote on her page in social networks and congratulated the director of the museum-reserve Island-City of Sviyazhsk, Artem Silkin. Silkin confirmed the information:

“It was on the balance sheet of the river technical school, which wanted to write it off. But we asked for it. We would like to open the museum in it, which is dedicated to both river shipping and related topics. For example, for me, this is an important part of life, as for many Volzhans.”

For me, the Rakhmi M. Koch Museum in Istanbul is an example of such a project. In it, by the way, there are no real landing stages, only layouts.

Photo courtesy of Olesya Baltusova

The Rahmi M. Koch Industrial Museum in Istanbul is a private museum of transport and industry with a total area of 27,000 square meteres. Its exhibits include cars, sea vessels, steam locomotives, trains, buses, motorcycles, airplanes, and trams. It was opened by businessman Rakhmi Mustafa Koch, now honourary chairman of Koç Group (113 companies, 90,000 workers). When his collection was no longer housed in his own premises, he opened the museum in 1994, and two years later the old shipyard was added to it. Koch was inspired by the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan.

Landing stages are gradually disappearing in our country, Silkin notes. Now there is a long process of transferring the object to the balance of Sviyazhsk, he says:

“After that, we will begin to seek funds for a separate museum . If the state cannot support us in this regard, we hope for the support of numerous graduates of the river technical school, people who worked on the Volga. I think the museum will people you a lot about them.”

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