Rosa Khutor donated a copy of the book "The History of Krasnaya Polyana" to the libraries of Sochi
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Rosa Khutor donated a copy of the book "The History of Krasnaya Polyana" to the libraries of Sochi

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11-22-2023
 
The presentation of Dmitry Andreev's two-volume monograph, which took place in the Central Library of the city, aroused great interest among the professional community. More than fifty guides, historians, and local historians became her guests. Today, the book published with the support of the Rosa Khutor mountain resort is the only research work that summarizes factual information about all stages of the development of the unique village of Krasnaya Polyana.

- Preservation of historical heritage is one of the key components of the Rosa Khutor sustainable development agenda. Often, valuable knowledge about distant events that took place here must be collected bit by bit. That is why the resort actively supports historians and local historians in identifying, describing and popularizing the historical and cultural heritage of the Sochi mountain cluster, realizing that there is no future without the past, - said Dmitry Kolosov, Director for Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection of the Rosa Khutor resort.

"The History of Krasnaya Polyana" is a deep and well-illustrated work that shows in detail the history of the mountain village, the peculiarities of its original population from ancient times to the end of the XX century. The author of the book is a historian and local historian Dmitry Andreev, known for his works devoted to the study of the Western Caucasus. The preparation of the new book "The History of Krasnaya Polyana" lasted more than five years. It uses extensive data from the archives of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnodar, Sochi, Novorossiysk, Stavropol and Tbilisi, as well as little-known literary sources. The book contains a large number of old photographs, portraits, topographic maps, diagrams and illustrations, which allows you to more subtly feel the pulse of life in a mountain village.

- I have been engaged in tourism for a long time, I have always been interested in the history of the Black Sea mountain region. But I did not find a comprehensive work devoted to this topic. Over the years of working on the book, I have studied about 600 archival files. I hope that my work will be useful both for scientists and researchers, and for the widest circle of lovers of Krasnaya Polyana and the surrounding mountains, - shared the author of the publication "History of Krasnaya Polyana" Dmitry Andreev.

The book was published in 500 copies. Some of them have already entered all educational institutions in Sochi. More than a hundred copies were transferred to the library system and museums of the city. Dmitry Andreev's monograph will be presented in all 49 libraries of Sochi, as well as in three museums, two copies will appear in each of the institutions.

- Krasnaya Polyana is a popular resort that attracts millions of tourists and residents of the city with its modern achievements. At the same time, the history of this place, the way it all started, is of great interest. I am sure that Dmitry Andreev's monograph will be useful not only for those who want to learn more about Krasnaya Polyana, but also for guides, they will be able to use the actual data of the book developing new routes. Therefore, we are happy to support the initiatives of Rosa Khutor to interact with the libraries of the city. Earlier, the resort has already handed over to the library systems of Sochi unique editions of "Tales of the mountain Black Sea region" and a monograph by scientist Anatoly Kudaktin "Brown Bear in the Caucasus". We really hope that Dmitry Andreev's book "The History of Krasnaya Polyana", which ends with a description of the events of the 90s of the last century, will continue its narrative to the present day, and we will see another volume," said Marianna Ustinova, head of the Department of Culture of the Sochi City Administration.
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