Simferopol (QHA) - The chairman of the Standing Committee of Verkhovnaya Rada of Crimea on interethnic relations and formerly deported people Enver Abduraimov visited the Old Crimea town. The purpose of the trip was to familiarize with the monuments of medieval architecture located in the area. During his trip, Abduraimov was accompanied by head of the Old Crimea town Peter Kotyuk, head of Republican committee of Crimea on preservation of cultural heritage Larisa Opanasyuk and others. Four historical places were examined, namely, the mosque of Uzbek and madrasa of 1314; Kurshun-Jami mosque (Lead Mosque) of XIV century; the mosque of Baybars of XIII century and the defensive wall of the medieval town of Solkhat of XIII-XVIII centuries. “Till today I have heard a lot about historical and cultural values of the Old Crimea area, but have never seen them myself. Therefore, I decided that I need to go and monitor their condition. In fact, the objects are in a very poor condition. Today we need to undertake measures to preserve them for future generations”, said Abduraimov to QHA correspondent. Abduraimov promised to “take thoughts into the Parliament” and in the nearest future to form a specific action plan. In particular, he noted that intends to initiate activities, dedicated to 700th anniversary of the mosque of Uzbek, which is next year. Head of Republican committee of Crimea on preservation of cultural heritage Larisa Opanasyuk, in turn, proposed to create in the Old Crimea archaeological courtyard, where young professionals could carry out scientific work as well as to open a lapidary- an exposition of ancient monuments.

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