Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

The DPR delegation headed by A. Zakharchenko visited opening of National Museum, devoted to 25th anniversary of South Ossetia

21 September 2015
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In the framework of celebration the 25th anniversary of the South Ossetian state formation, the DPR delegation headed by A. Zakharchenko participated in the opening of National Museum. Among the honored guests there were: the President Leonid Tibilov, speaker-president of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba, the Russian Minister on Caucasian Affairs Lev Kuznetsov, the Head of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania Tamerlan Aguzarov, the LPR delegation and others.

We would like to remind, September 20, 2015 the DPR Head’s first official visit took place in the Republic of South Ossetia. Alongside with Aleksandr Zakharchenko, the delegation included: The DPR Foreign Minister Aleksandr Kofman, the DPR Head Administration Chief Maksim Leshenko, the DPR First Deputy Head Administration Chief Dmitri Trapeznikov.

Up to the Republic’s anniversary the museum staff prepared an exposition with artifacts covering period from the early Paleolithic age (early Stone Age) up to the Middle Ages. The guests looked over glass cases with things of bronze and iron period, silver, gold and bronze embellishments of Scythian-Sarmatian costume, horse harness, military hatchets and maces, household things of Ossetian ancestries. In the central part of exposition were things of the most valued collection of artifacts from Tliyski burial ground of the famous Ossetian archeologist Bahrat Tekhov, attracted special attention of visitors.

«Today we are witnesses of the great event – оpening of the National Museum of the Republic of South Ossetia, Leonid Tibilov told. – It encompassed treasures of culture, history, traditions of nation from ancient times till our days. It is very difficult to overestimate the meaning of NationalMuseum in the course of moral, patriotic education of youth, studing of historical heritage… The Republic authorities plans further intentionally support and strengthen the sphere of culture of the South Ossetia».

The DPR Foreign Minister Aleksandr Kofman noted diligent work of staff during the preparation of opening and that this is a unique opportunity to revive national treasury of numerous historical and cultural wealth of South Ossetia.

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The article is based on materials  of Press-service of the President and the Government of South Ossetia.