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In the Amur region, a monument to the first-way Cossacks
A monument to the pioneering Cossacks was solemnly unveiled in Blagoveshchensk. According to IA "Port Amur", it was erected on the site where the Cossacks, who died during their first wintering at the Ust-Zeisk post, were buried. The history of the city began with this post.
According to the author of the project Nikolai Nevedomsky, the monument was created for people's donations. Citizens, enterprises and organizations transferred a total of more than 8 million rubles. The monument was completed thanks to the assistance of the Acting President. head of the city Alexander Kozlov. A sculptural group consisting of three Cossacks was cast by specialists from the Kasli Artistic Foundry. The opening of the monument was the main event of the celebration of the City Day in 2014 year.
According to the Governor of the Amur Region, Oleg Kozhemyako, the monument is "a tribute to the memory of the Cossacks pioneers, those who 158 years ago came to uninhabited land to establish the Ust-Zeya Cossack post, which became the basis for the development of the Far East." “The memory of those Cossack heroes who laid the foundations by giving their lives always lives in the hearts of Amur residents,” said Oleg Kozhemyako, thanking those who participated in the creation of the monument.