MAKHACHKALA, February 17 (Itar-Tass) —— Dagestan succeeded in not losing its national cultural traditions and kept the artistic school of people’s crafts, Russian Culture Minister Alexander Avdeyev said at a meeting with Dagestani President Magomedsalam Magomedov on Friday. The Russian culture minister will participate in a visiting meeting of the presidium of the coordination council under the Russian Culture Ministry in Makhachkala.
Magomedov noted that the council meeting is devoted to cultural unity of the multiethnic nation of Russia that is very close and understandable for Dagestan. “We as the most multiethnic republic, have the experience in this sphere, we have our proposals,” the regional head said. “We consider unity, friendship, accord between the peoples in the republic necessary and compulsory conditions for the life in Dagestan. The role of culture, events, which we hold in this sphere, is very high, and they cannot be underestimated. We build up friendship and develop through the culture and common values,” the regional leader said.
Magomedov noted that under the federal targeted program devoted to Russian culture in the republic the construction of four major facilities is planned: philharmonics, the house of creative art, the house of the dance company Lezginka and the archives. “These facilities are particularly important for Dagestan,” Magomedov pointed out.
He noted that “the choice of Dagestan as a venue to hold a visiting meeting of the presidium of the cultural coordination council is primarily taken as high responsibility and the sign of respect and attention to the republic, the recognition of the experience in this work.” Magomedov hopes that the foresaid event “will obligatorily give a fresh impetus to the development of the culture in the republic.”