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Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko chaired a meeting of the organizing committee for the preparation and celebration of the 1100th anniversary of the baptism of Alanya, which will take place in 2022.

Cathedral of the Great Martyr George the Victorious in Vladikavkaz. Photo – press service of the government of North Ossetia – Alania

The meeting was attended by the head of Rostourism Zarina Doguzova, the head of the Republic of North Ossetia – Alania Sergey Menyailo, Deputy Minister of Culture Olga Yarilova, Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities Yuri Gordeev, Deputy Minister of Sports Odes Baysultanov, Deputy Chairman of the Bank of Russia Mikhail Alekseev, and Bishop of Vladikavkaz and Alan Gerasim.

Dmitry Chernyshenko noted that the events associated with the 1100th anniversary of the baptism of Alania should show the deep historical roots of Orthodoxy in Russia and contribute to strengthening the spiritual unity of the peoples of the country.

A total of 25 events are included in the main celebration plan. About 200 million rubles have been allocated from the federal budget for their implementation.

“Our common task is to make the celebration of the 1100th anniversary of the baptism of Alanya one of the largest and most memorable cultural events of the next year. A lot of preparatory work has already been done. This year and last year, 11 cultural heritage sites were restored in the republic, four documentaries dedicated to the memorable date were produced, pilgrimage routes with a total length of more than 210 km were developed. Next year, it is planned to carry out the restoration of four more cultural heritage sites. It is necessary to increase the pace of work and quickly eliminate the lags where they appear in order to be as ready as possible by the culmination point of the celebration – September next year, ”said Dmitry Chernyshenko.

The members of the organizing committee discussed the construction and reconstruction of infrastructure and sports facilities. In particular, by the end of the year it is planned to put into operation the Chikola – Matsuta – Komy-Art road with a length of more than 21 km with an entrance to the village of Galiat. It is part of the work on the creation of a tourist cluster “Mountain Digoria”.

“Taking into account the fact that in preparation for the celebration the region is launching new tourist routes, it is necessary to actively participate in the creation of new and comfortable accommodation facilities. Here we are called to help the national project “Tourism and the hospitality industry”, the tools and support measures which will help build new infrastructure facilities for tourists from Russia and abroad. This is an extremely topical issue for the subject, since there is a shortage of high-quality rooms in the region. According to our information, there is an interest of investors, and I ask the leadership of the republic, together with Rostourism, to assist business in solving a common problem. Concessional loans are of great help to them today, ”added the Deputy Prime Minister.

The meeting raised the issue of completing the painting of the Cathedral of the Great Martyr George the Victorious in Vladikavkaz. The temple was built at the expense of the regional budget and benefactors. At the moment, there are lags in the painting of the interior decoration of the temple due to lack of funding.

“I ask the head of the republic to personally supervise the work at the landmark object of celebration and take comprehensive measures to eliminate the backlog of the schedule. The task is to complete the work no later than September 2022, ”the Deputy Prime Minister ordered. Sergei Menyailo assured that the object would be completed on time.

Dmitry Chernyshenko also added that as part of the celebration of the 1100th anniversary of Alania next year, the Bank of Russia will issue a commemorative silver coin.

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