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Olympics-2014 Poses a Threat to Medieval Fortresses
24.09.2007 16:36
Olympics-2014 Poses a Threat to Medieval Fortresses

Fellows of the Southern scientific centre of Russian Academy of Sciences seriously worry about possible demolition of the medieval fortresses located in the zone of mass building the area of Krasnaya Polyana planned as part of preparation to the Olympics-2014 in Sochi.
      According to the scientists, Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi is a place where there are 14 well-preserved medieval fortresses pearls of the region, constructions that could become brands of the forthcoming Olympics. At the moment is not known exactly where and what in the area will be built, but the scientists notice that Russia already has an experience of architectural monuments demolition in the process of building of federally important objects.
      Archaeologists` opinion is that Krasnaya Polyana is an area where on a comparatively small territory it is possible to find monuments reflecting all epochs of the human existence. Here there are the oldest in Russia Christian constructions and dolmen complexes along with the monuments of the Bronze Age and ancient times.
      Scientists suggest that if use a civilized approach to the Olympic building, it will be possible to harmonically include all of the monuments in the project and make the monuments one of the main Olympic sightseeing sites.


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