This year it is planned to complete the reconstruction of iconic objects in the Staro-Tatarskaya Sloboda
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(KZN.RU, March 4, Ksenia Shvetsova). This year, it is planned to complete the reconstruction of three iconic objects on the territory of the Staro-Tatarskaya Sloboda - the Petzold Brewery Plant, the Azimov Mosque, and the House of Mullin. Marat Usmanov, the prefect of the territory “Stary Gorod”, told about it today at the Business Monday.
The Staro-Tatarskaya Sloboda is one of the main magnets for tourists in Kazan. Last year, 1.3 million guests have been there. More than 500 million rubles were spent on the restoration of cultural heritage sites and the improvement of this historic part of the city last year.
Restoration of monuments of cultural heritage in the territory of the Staro-Tatarskaya Sloboda continues. In June of last year, the previously lost monument of local significance was restored: the House of Bikmukhametov at Mardzhani Street, №10. The first stage of the restoration project is at the finishing state, it includes 3 buildings. Their delivery is planned in the current year. The investor is working on two more buildings of the complex at the same time.
Last year, preparatory work was carried out to bring the House of Mullin (K. Nasyri Street, №11) to its original appearance of the end of the XIX century. Another object of cultural heritage of republican significance, the building of the factory and trade association “Brothers Krestovnikovs”, will also soon get a second life. The new owner of the object is already conducting emergency work and is developing a restoration project.
“A large-scale reconstruction of the building of the Kryashen Culture and Art Center on Khudyakov Street with a total cost of 72 million rubles was completed in December,” reported the prefect. “During repairs, the foundations and supporting structures were strengthened, the roof was replaced, and the facade and rooms were repaired”. Today, a building with a total area of about 1500 square meters includes a library, a museum, a recording studio, a choreography hall, and art workshops.
“The total cost of works on the restoration of facilities and improvement of the territory of the Staro-Tatarskaya Sloboda in 2018 amounted to more than 500 million rubles. In total, it has exceeded 2 billion rubles since 2015”, said M. Usmanov. He added that this year, it is planned to complete the reconstruction of buildings of the Petzold Brewery Plant, the building of the Azimov Mosque, and the House of Mullin.
“The Staro-Tatarskaya Sloboda of 2013 and what we see today is two big differences”, noted Ilsur Metshin. “We look forward to the first stage of the Petzold plant reconstruction. This is such a highlight of the Staro-Tatarskaya Sloboda, which changes the history of the city and the industrial development of the capital. The waiting won’t be long now. A great investor has begun work, it is Airat Khairullin, a State Duma deputy. We hope that there it be a worthy object”.
The restoration of the Staro-Tatarskaya Sloboda is a vivid example of the effectiveness of public-private partnerships, believes the Mayor. “I want to thank investors, first of all. We hope for productive cooperation in the future”.
In his report, M. Usmanov separately focused on the cultural component of the Staro-Tatarskaya Sloboda. In December last year, the opening of the “Tea Museum” was held on the Kayum Nasyri Street in the house of the Tatar merchants Kushaevs. In August, a new exhibition was presented in the renewed Tukay Literary Museum. It includes rooms with memorial objects of the poet, exhibits associated with relatives, contemporaries, and friends of Tukay. Since the opening, the museum has welcomed more than 15 thousand visitors, including guests from Turkey, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan, residents of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Ufa, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, and Samara.
Every year the number of tourists visiting the Chuck-Chuck Museum is growing; more than 20 thousand people visited it in 2018.
Last year, the territory of the Sloboda became a platform for new festivals, including the I Kazan Forge Festival, the Tea Festival, the I International Festival of National Traditions “Khazine”, and others.
New events will attract even more tourists to the Staro-Tatarskaya Sloboda, believes Ilsur Metshin. “In addition to the restoration of the historical center objects, improvement, the creation of a comfortable environment in parks and squares, we need to think about activities. It is important that the objects are filled with life, events with a national color”, said the Mayor of Kazan. He instructed the Directorate of Parks and Squares together with the Department of Culture to attract the creative forces of the city. “We have many schools, art schools, and acting schools. Their students can take tests and exams not in the classroom, but to try their creative talent at city stages, and we will be happy to provide such opportunities”.