HISTORICAL CENTRE OF SATKA WILL TRANSFORM
The Government of Chelyabinsk Region held the meeting of the Chelyabinsk Regional Department of the Russian Historical Society, where National History Fund, S.G. Stroganov Moscow State Art and Industrial Academy and Sobranie Cultural Initiative Supporting & Preservation Fund signed an agreement.
The agreement is aimed at cooperation for promotion of the history of Chelyabinsk Region and preservation of the historical and cultural heritage of the Russian industrial families. In particular, the parties intend to participate in restoration of historical buildings of Satka and building the monument to the Count S.G. Stroganov, the founder of the town.
Executive Director of National History Fund Konstantin Mogilevsky, President of Magnezit Group, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Sobranie Fund Sergey Korostelev and Counsellor of Chancellor on International Affairs and Public Relations of S.G. Stroganov Moscow State Art and Industrial Academy Kirill Gavrilin took part in the meeting.
The parties agreed to assist in implementation of cultural, educational and scientific programs in Chelyabinsk Region, including arrangement of exhibitions, publication of scientific papers, erection of monuments, holding of forums, conferences, round tables and other events. After the meeting, the guests visited Satka, where they reviewed the plans on restoration of its historical part and discussed the idea of creation of a network of small museums and reconstruction of Karl Marx Street, including decoration of private houses following the traditions of the Russian wooden architecture.
The first settlements in the area of future Satka town appeared in the middle of the 18th century due to construction of the ironworks and the workers' housing nearby. The plant was established by the Stroganovs, the most famous Russian industrialists in those days, in Satka forest district. Troitse-Satkinsky ironworks started its operation on 19 November 1758, which is considered the birthday of the town. At the end of the 19th century, a magnesite deposit was discovered near Satkinsky ironworks, and on 21 September 1901 the first high spalling-resistant bricks came out of a batch furnace of Magnezit plant. This is the starting point of the town new history. The long-lasting close unity of the town and one of the largest manufacturers of firebricks, Magnezit Group, resulted in construction of community and sport centres, hospitals, health centres, kindergartens, schools and infrastructure in Satka.
Sobranie Cultural Initiative Supporting & Preservation Fund was established in 2011 by Magnezit Group and private investors to promote cultural, artistic and social development of primarily Satka Municipal District of Chelyabinsk Region as the location of the main industrial complex of the Group. The main objective of the Fund is preservation of historical and cultural heritage, development of human capital and improvement of the quality of life.
Since 2013, Sobranie Fund has been successfully cooperating with S.G. Stroganov Moscow State Art and Industrial Academy, one of the oldest painting and applied art educational institutions. The joint efforts are focused on improvement of the quality of life in Satka, animation of the local standard housing, creation of recreational areas and upgrading of infrastructure facilities.
The target of the Russian Historical Society is to unite the efforts of state and public figures, scientists, fine art experts and history enthusiasts to develop the Russian historical culture based on the objective study, cross-light and popularization of the national and world history and preservation of the national memory.
National History Fund is a non-commercial organization established based on Order of RF President No. 163 on 6 April 2013. The principal aim of the Fund activity is the popularization of the Russian history in the Russian Federation and abroad, preservation of the historical heritage and traditions of the peoples of Russian, as well as support of the historical awareness programs.
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