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Svetlaya Polyana Museum Park
November 3, 2015 10:49


(Source: http://baikaler.ru/guide/sight/62)
The exhibition complex is a place stylized as a Cossack settlement of XVII century. The first thing that catches the eye when one enters the territory is the log pale fence with a watchtower.

The museum is divided into three zones - Buryat, Evenki, and Russian.

There are the traditional houses of indigenous peoples of Buryatia there: yurts and huts, as well as the samples of their places of worship. The Russian part is the most popular one. It includes wooden houses built in the old Russian style, the Church of Intercession the Holy Virgin, big houses resembling those where nobles and merchants lived. You can enter each of them, some houses host museums containing rare and old books, coins, paintings, photographs, objects of decorative art. There is a geological exposition with the legendary Siberian gems of Baikal.

The park contains a Botanical Garden with the “Red Book”, healing and even endemic plants that can be seen only in the Bargunzinsky District of Buryatia. The history of the park began in the early 1990s when the artist Vladimir Shelkovnikov and his wife Elizaveta opened an Art Salon in Barguzin.

The idea of creating an ethnographic park was given to the spouses by the Japanese tourists who once visited the shop. They said they would be interested to know how people lived in Buryatia many centuries ago. The “Svetlaya Polyana” Museum opened its doors to visitors in 1999. Mr. and Mrs. Shelkovnikov opened the Museum Park dedicated to the history and culture of Barguzinsky District of Buryatia, as well as Russian wooden architecture. They conduct tours in the museum themselves even these days.

The village of Maksimikha is named after the Cossack Maksim Perfilyev who lived there some time ago. In addition, the writer Mikhail Zhigzhitov who wrote the landmark book for Buryatia titled “Podlemore” has been a resident of Maksimikha for a long time.

Each house in the Museum Park was built by the hands of the Shelkovnikov family. Children helped their enthusiastic parents. The Church of the Intercession was built without a single nail, according to ancient architectural traditions.
 

Sources: http://strana.ru 


Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Baikal Buryatia    

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