Sueddeutsche Zeitung: Grodno was a beautiful city?

"With zapadnobelorusskogo town, on the border of Poland, Lithuania and Belarus could get weird substrate historic buildings, churches, palaces built during the stateliness Duchy of Lithuania, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Russian tsarist Because … Belarus historical legacy of this almost 900-year-old town has a special and inimitable. There are many places that allow you to judge the general history of the country and are the key to challenging the Belarusian identity. "
Sueddeutsche Zeitung also writes that "in the future, this unique city to make up a large list of risks is very poorly restored Belarusian construction sites. Approximately 70 buildings from the late 19th and early 20th century demolished for expansion of streets and the creation of favorable criteria for new buildings and investors. By various estimates, from 20 to 40 houses have abyss. August first was demolished chapel of the 19th century. "
"The main it mattersetsya authorities in secret "- refers to the publication on the 1st of the activists of the movement for the preservation of the legacy of Grodno.
"Although the Polish MEPs and one of the favorites Belarusian opposition, grodnenets Alexander Milinkevich and addressed with the appropriate letters to UNESCO, their actions have not brought great success … Actual results are a real fear. These are some grateskovyya facades and buildings, weird and malaadpavednyya its historical original copy. In most cases, they are painted in yellow-pink and mint-green color. Bridge area covered a cheap stones, and their installed so called retro lights. "
"Amateurish trash in time restoration and destruction in the style of Russian traditions are not Belarus some isolated case. Can be followed in similar blocks of old Minsk, Brest, Nesvizha, Novogrudka. How should the materials of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (Icomos) "in the last 10 years Russia has lost 100 archaeological sites. Soon can be say: "Grodno was a beautiful city," — writes Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

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