Ilsur Metshin inspected the reconstruction of the Said-Galiyev community center in Derbyshki
Today, the Mayor
of Kazan Ilsur Metshin inspected the reconstruction works of the community
center and the adjacent park. The reconstruction project provides for the
restoration of the original appearance of the community center. The building
will have a comprehensive concert hall and a full- fledged cinema.
building of the Said-Galiyev community center was built in the village of
Derbyshki in 1959. The building is a newly identified cultural heritage site of
the Stalinist era. The renovation started last year and should be completed at
the end of the second quarter of 2020, in time for the celebration of the 100th
anniversary of the TASSR.
The Mayor was told about the special aspects of work
in this building. So, the main hall will accommodate 560 spectators. Due to the
fact that the aisleways were widened in front of the stage, there will also be seats
for disabled persons. According to Dinar Badrutdinov, Director General of the
contractor organization SK Altyn group, it is planned to preserve and restore
the stucco molding with Soviet symbols above the stage. On the stage, the rotating
circle was preserved: the masters replaced the spinning mechanism, and the
podium has been restored. The orchestra pit at the front of the stage will be
equipped with a lifting mechanism, so that the musicians will be able to
perform on the same level as the stage.
It is interesting to note, that special attention was
paid to the restoration of the large Soviet-era chandelier in this hall. Experts
will restore it to its original form.
The Mayor of Kazan was also informed about the interim
results of the reconstruction of the foyer. The Mayor also inspected the space
where the exhibition hall will appear. According to the head of the Department
of culture Azat Abzalov, there will be an exhibition about the history of
factories located in Derbyshki, about the history of Leningrad citizens.
Then, Ilsur Metshin inspected the small hall where
chamber events will take place. According to D.Badrutdinov, stationary
projection devices will be installed here for the organization of a full
-fledged municipal cinema. “In Soviet times, good movies were shown here. A
120- seat hall is the optimal solution. Citizens of Derbyshki will no longer
have to spend time on the road to the city to go to the cinema, they will be
able to walk here with their children. This will also attract young people”, -
He also thanked the constructors and restorers for the
good quality of repairs and respectful approach. “Not all capital cities have
theaters of this level, for some regions it’s a fortune to have at least one
theater like this. We have also Lenin, Moskovsky, Saidash, railway workers ' community
centers. Cultural sites are never too much. Now we are returning the worthy
title of the capital's community centers. We are looking forward to the
opening, because this is a great gift to the city in the year of TASSR
anniversary”, - the Mayor concluded.
The Mayor of Tatarstan capital got acquainted with the
improvement project of the territory adjacent to the community center. “We will
keep the park space in the same style – the classic Stalinist Empire. During
the public discussions, people supported the idea of preserving and restoring
the nostalgic aspect”, - said Daria Tolovenkova, deputy chief architect of
“It is important for us to preserve the history, patriotic
theme, taking into account all the wishes of the citizens and reflecting in
this park not only thing of the past, but also the future, because life goes ahead.
Then the life of Derbyshki citizens in the new park will start playing in a new
way”, - I.Metshin said.