St. PETERSBURG, Russia, 27 Sep — RIA Novosti. Draft restoration project of the manor “Oneg” by the Great Novgorod — the family estate of the family of the great composer Sergei Rachmaninoff — passed the state historical and cultural expertise; currently, it began a public discussion, informs on Tuesday a press-service of the government of the Novgorod region.
“The project is the reconstruction of the main compositional axis of the ensemble of the manor house, main access roads, fruit orchards and vegetable gardens, the main landscape elements (lime Avenue, Green living, etc.). The territory of the former arable land are solved as open space, planted with decorative grass crops. In the future we plan fixture manor Park Museum and tourist center dedicated to Sergei Rachmaninoff. The draft restoration project of the Park estate “Oneg” was approved by the state historical and cultural expertise and received a positive conclusion of the three experts,” — said in the message.
In the framework of public discussions of the draft proposals for the use of the family estate of Rachmaninoff, where the composer lived to 8 years are accepted within 15 days.
“Currently, the estate territory is not used and is in poor condition: the Park is badly overgrown and damaged funnels of times of the great Patriotic war, the plan structure can be traced only through individual pieces of alleys and roads, lost all outbuildings, partially preserved foundations of the main house”, — stated in the message of the authorities of the Novgorod region.
As previously reported, in early August, the engineers of the Western military district has completed work on the clearing of explosive subjects of times of the great Patriotic war on the territory of the estate “Oneg”, which was almost completely destroyed during the great Patriotic war.
The farmstead “Oneg” is located 30 kilometers from Veliky Novgorod, in the immediate vicinity of the construction of the speed highway M-11 Moscow — Saint-Petersburg. This location will provide accessibility and provide an opportunity to develop this historic site as a Museum-tourist complex. The regional government have reached an agreement with the state company “Russian highways” on the establishment of multifunctional zones of road service near HOMESTEAD “Oneg”, including tourist facilities and associated infrastructure.