The authorities of the Smolensk region will help in restoration of the Smolensk fortress wall

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite photolanguage in Russia. SmolenskThe authorities of the Smolensk region will help in restoration of the Smolensk fortress wall© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

. Authorities in Smolensk region will assist starting this summer in Smolensk region volunteering project «the Wall», which provides for preservation of the Smolensk fortress wall — the object of cultural heritage, said the Governor of the region Alexey Ostrovskiy.

Smolensk fortress wall was built by the outstanding Russian architect Fyodor Kon in the years 1595-1602 during the reign of the kings of Fyodor Ivanovich and Boris Godunov. Up to the present time remained only about three kilometers of facilities and 17 of the 38 towers.

Work in the framework of the project organized by the Russian military historical society (RVIA), will be held from may to August, and active participation in these works will take volunteers that will help professionals including in the conduct of harvesting in the parts of the walls and inside the towers and the surrounding area.

«The administration is certainly willing to assist in the solution of all organizational issues during the preparation and implementation of the project «the Wall» that do not require funding from the budget of the subject in addition to the funds of the Federation and RVIO. This stems from the strict requirements of the agreement between the subject and the Ministry of Finance of Russia. According to the document, highlighting the region’s assets is carried out exclusively for the fulfillment of social obligations, strategic initiatives and orders of the government, primarily relating to salary increases for employees of budgetary institutions», — said Ostrovsky.

The head of the region noted that the implementation of the project maximum attention should be paid to safety, especially when carrying out works to which the volunteers will be involved.

«This question, unfortunately, is of paramount importance due to the fact that the object of cultural heritage of Federal importance today is rapidly decaying. To attract volunteers for the event scheduled on the ramparts, after performing professional organizations urgent emergency work essential currently. This procedure, in particular, to avoid accidents,» — said Ostrovsky.