The participants of the rally against the construction of the museum in the Park in Makhachkala. January 29, 2017. Photo by Timur Isaev for the "Caucasian Knot"

09 February 2017, 03:02

In Makhachkala, activists explain rejection of park urbanization by powerful public pressure

Construction of the museum "Russia is my history" in the Lenin Komsomol Park has been prevented due to the efforts of the public and the mass appeals of Makhachkala residents to the federal centre. This opinion is voiced by opponents of the construction of the museum in the Lenin Komsomol Park.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on February 7, Dagestani leader Ramazan Abdulatipov reported that a land plot in Imam Shamil Avenue was selected for the construction of the museum. He has explained that the decision was made "after a broad public debate."

The refusal to build a museum in the Lenin Komsomol Park is an undoubted merit of the Makhachkala residents, who stand up for the Lenin Komsomol Park. This opinion was voiced by Magomed Magomedov, an observer of the newspaper "Chernovik" (Draft).

He did not rule out that the problem had been resolved due to mass appeals of Makhachkala residents to courts, the Prosecutor's Office, and to receptions of the Russian President and the Russian Government.

Magomed Magomedov believes that in Moscow, the federal authorities likely had a puzzled look at the fact that in the year, declared by President Vladimir Putin the Year of Environment, the Dagestani authorities intended to actually destroy an impressive part of the Lenin Komsomol Park.

Cancellation of the decision to build a museum in the Lenin Komsomol Park has become a landmark for the modern Dagestani society. This was stated by journalist Albert Esedov, the chairman of the Dagestani branch of the "Yabloko" Party.

He has also noted that Makhachkala residents were saving not only 60 trees from cutting down, but also a piece of history, both urban and personal. According to journalist Albert Esedov, the solution of the problem with protection of the Lenin Komsomol Park also showed the beginning of the formation of civil society.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Author: Timur Isaev; Source: CK correspondent

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