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The «Olympic reporter» supported Valery Chesnok and published in magazine №3 his open letter to the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev. There came an answer to the editors office from the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation in response to the publication: «Ministry of Culture is supporting the idea of public demonstration of antique masterpieces from the collections of the federal and regional museums of Russian Federation, spreading ancient Olympic traditions, especially during the preparation and holding of the Winter Games -2014 in Sochi».
«What makes the Olympic museum worse than snow leopards?»
Valery Fedorovich, there has been opened the exhibition «Russian Olympic Route» in Krasnodar historical archeological
This is some kind of sketch of future Olympic museum. But firstly it happened in Tanais there are represented artifacts found on the Don land mostly. One of the brightest stations of the Olympic route is Elizabeth's ancient settlement. where panathenaea amphora had been found. Now it is kept in the Hermitage collection. There are also two similar Kuban amphoras there. The fact of such discovery proves, that our people took part in Panathenaea and won prizes.
So, You wrote an open letter to the president. And did you try to get low rank heads' attention?
I thought this way:
Firstly, there was a very successful presentation of the book «The Saint olive branch or Gods and heroes of ancient stadiums in South of Russia» in Sochi. Secondly, there are also
There could be simulated different ritual forms, connected with antique competitions and playing ancient sport games. Historical and natural part is planned for making the Saint grove. We found its analogue with growing laurels in one of the Sochi sanatoriums. It''s the ideal ground for the Olympic museum!
The Olympic route as a tour product
The Olympic theme is a splendid opportunity for tourism development, considers Valery Chesnok. He suggested developing of the Olympic route:
The general manager
100 amphoras for the winner
Ivan Nekrasov, the participant of the exhibition «Russian Olympic route», a ceramics collector:
Valery Chesnok's idea has fallen on the fertile soil the Olympic theme is actual now. The idea of the exhibition is to show the Greeks life, the Olympic games ancellors. Sport artifacts can be divided into three groups: spherical vessel without a leg - ariballes, alabasters, bombillies there was kept the oil, which sportsmen used for rubbing in.
The second group is everyday ceramics with sport contest pictures they show. that sport was close to every Greek. The third group are prizes. The tradition of handing in an amphora to the winner was made up in Athens. In other cities the wreaths were presented of laurel, pine and even of celerity.
We won't give our exhibit items to a stationary museum
The founding of the Olympic museum is a great idea. It continues the main idea of the Olympic movement beauty, art, health. Of course, there should be not
Author: Irina Varlamova