20 August 2013, Tuesday, 18:27
author: Lyudmila Ternovaya, Arina Rakhimkulova
The President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov, in the end of the today's working trip, after a meeting with local representatives of Kumertau, at the initiative of local blogger Rishat Islamshin has visited the A.S.Pushkin’s museum located in a comprehensive school of Shabagish village in Kuyurgazinsky region.
Here 35 thousand exhibits are presented, which have been collected by the teacher of the Russian language and literature Rafik Aminov since 1979. It is one of the best collections highly appreciated by the world community. A map of Ufa written by the hand of Alexander Pushkin, a copy of drawing of Bashkir beauty executed by the writer, a copy of the second cast of a death-mask of the poet (there are only four of them in the world) are stored in the museum. Also among the exhibits there is the smallest book of Pushkin’s compositions, published of only 100 copies, the first mute feature film about the poet, etc.
“It is very interestingly what you do, and to what you devoted your life. We will think how to help you. It is necessary to give the museum the second chance and to grant it a good place,” the head of the region said.
The author of the museum suggested making it a Republican international cultural centre where scientists could work and students from all over Russia can gather.