Activities Of The Argun Museum-Reserve For The Preservation Of Monuments In Chechnya


The article is devoted to the activities of the Argun State Historical, Architectural and Natural Museum-Reserve of the Chechen Republic for the preservation and identification of new monuments of medieval architecture in the mountainous regions of Chechnya. The Argun Museum-Reserve has the status of an object of historical and cultural heritage of federal significance. The objects of the cultural heritage of the museum-reserve are an important factor not only of the cultural heritage, but also of national originality and identity. The authors state that in the course of hostilities on the territory of Chechnya in the 19th century and late XX – early XXI centuries, a significant part of the monuments of medieval architecture were destroyed. The article provides a brief historical excursion into the history of the study of medieval monuments on the territory of Chechnya. In this context, it is noted that the study of archaeological sites in mountainous Chechnya began only in the second half of the 19th century. Currently, active work is underway to restore the architectural monuments of the Argun Museum-Reserve. The tasks are complicated by the lack of funds not only for the restoration of architectural monuments, but also for the state historical and cultural expertise. However, despite all the difficulties, work on the identification and restoration of monuments of medieval stone architecture continues, which is an important condition for the preservation of cultural heritage sites for future generations.

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Alishanova, M. K., Khadzhiev, R. M., & Mushkayeva, M. A. (2021). Activities Of The Argun Museum-Reserve For The Preservation Of Monuments In Chechnya. In D. K. Bataev, S. A. Gapurov, A. D. Osmaev, V. K. Akaev, L. M. Idigova, M. R. Ovhadov, A. R. Salgiriev, & M. M. Betilmerzaeva (Eds.), Social and Cultural Transformations in The Context of Modern Globalism, vol 117. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 1826-1832). European Publisher.