The world heritage list of UNESCO can replenish with one more man-made masterpiece. The Council under RF President on development of civil society and human rights appealed to the Ministry of culture of Russia with a proposal to nominate the Moscow canal to be included in that sacred list.
As reported “MK” the Ministry of culture of the Moscow region, the main water artery of the capital, which next year will be 80 years old, has a chance to obtain special protection status and to rise in one number with such sites as Red square and the historical centre of St. Petersburg. Recall, an artificial waterway starts from the Volga river near Dubna and ends Karamyshevskaya dam and sluice on the Moscow river within the city. The canal was built from 1932 to 1937, the prisoners Dmitrov correctional labor camps of the NKVD. In total, his creation had a hand in 200 thousand people. Presumably, during the construction of the canal killed more than 22 thousand people. But today none of the graves of prisoners surveyed and put on the state protection. The same applies to the great majority of buildings and structures of the Moscow canal. Many sluices, pumping stations, dams, small structures for the maintenance of this technical system, built by the famous architect, is still not recognized by the state as a cultural heritage and have no protection status.
Meanwhile, over one of a set of canal locks for the first time in many years faced a real architectural program. In the area of the Karamyshevskaya hydroelectric complex in the construction of the North-West Expressway is planned the construction of a cable-stayed road bridge, a span which visually crush the graceful pavilions of lock No. 9, and road access to it through one of those places where presumably could be a mass grave of prisoners canadaaltace.
By the way, in the list of UNESCO world heritage in the Russian Federation is 26 titles. 16 sites included in the list for cultural criteria, and 10 natural. Phenomenon of exceptional beauty and aesthetic importance is recognized, in particular, the Neva river.Related posts: