Museums /A.V. Zhuravskii History and Memorial Museum in Ust'-Tsil'ma
The A.V. Zhuravskii History and Memorial Museum in Ust'-Tsil'ma was founded in 1964 as a local history museum. It has been located in the Memorial House of A.V. Zhuravskii (Nagornaia ulitsa 101, s. Ust'-Tsilma, Komi Republic) since 1978. In 1997 it was given its present name. The Museum is dedicated to the history of Ust-Tsil'ma district and to the life and works of the academic A.V. Zhuravskii. The gathering and acquisition of materials on the themes of 'Ust-Tsil'ma in the time of the establishment of Soviet power and the Red Terror', 'Labour camps and places of voluntary exile in the district', 'Collectivisation and dekulakisation' and 'Lumbering' began in 1996. The Museum’s archives contain documentary material concerning the expropriation of the kulaks (wealthy peasants) in the Ust'-Tsil'ma Region and the history of special settlers deported to the region (around 500 documents). The Museum does not keep a separate Gulag collection, but the relevant material is identified in the thematic catalogue of the general collection. Material is acquired through expeditions by Museum staff all over the district. The Museum organises lessions for senior pupils on the topic of "Repressions in the Ust'-Tsil'ma district". (Information correct in February 2010). 
 
 
 
 
NameA.V. Zhuravskii History and Memorial Museum in Ust'-Tsil'ma
 
LocationKomi Republic//
 
Address169480, Komi Republic, village Ust'-Tsil'ma, Nagornaia ul. 101
 
Status of museumMuseums//
 
SpecialisationMuseums//
 
Official contact detailsDirector: Natal'ia Aleksandrovna Nosova, Tel and Fax (7-82141) 91766
Researcher: Liubov' Kondrat'evna Rodcheva, Tel (7-82141) 92079
е-mail: muzeigurav@rambler.ru
 
Description of museumThe Ust'-Tsil'ma Local History Museum was founded in 1964. It has been located in the Memorial House of A.V. Zhuravskii, founder of the Pechora Agricultural Experimental Station, since 1978 (Nagornaia ul. 101). In 1997 the Museum became the A.V. Zhuravskii Historical Memorial Museum. The display is dedicated to the history of Ust-Tsil'ma district and to the life and works of the academic A.V. Zhuravskii. The gathering and acquisition of materials on the themes of 'Ust-Tsil'ma in the time of the establishment of Soviet power and the Red Terror', 'Labour camps and places of voluntary exile in the district', 'Collectivisation and dekulakisation' and 'Lumbering' began in 1996. The Museum does not keep a separate Gulag collection, but the relevant material is identified in the thematic catalogue of the general collection. Many documentary materials (around 500 documents, mainly copies) were gathered during the preparation for the exhibition "Bol' i pamiat'" ("Pain and Memory), about the expropriation of the kulaks (wealthy peasants) in the Ust'-Tsilma Region and the history of the Soviet Germans and other categories of special settlers deported to the region. The original documents are kept in the archives of individuals and other museums, in particular in the Museum of the Glory of Labour of the settlement of Novyi Bor. Material is also acquired through expeditions by Museum staff all over the district. With the financial support of the Foundation "Pokaianie" ["Repentance"] the Museum conducted local history search expeditions to the settlements of Medvezhka, Khariaga (2006) and Novyi Bor (2007), Ust-Tsilma district, in order to collect documents and photographs and record recollections. Temporary exhibitions were created on the basis of the materials collected during the expeditions. In the years 2003-2007 the Museum organised an annual exhibition on the occasion of the Remembrance Day for Political Prisoners (30 October), which was on show in October and November. It was called "Bol' i pamiat': Ust'-Tsilemskii raion v gody repressii" ["Pain and Memory: The Ust'-Tsil'ma District during the Years of Repression"] and presented material from the Museum archives, such as documents, photographs and letters. Items on display included an NKVD uniform and badges from the 1930s and 1940s. Until 2009 the Museum, in collaboration with the district library, used to hold an annual 'Pain and Memory' evening. The Museum organises lessions for senior pupils on the topic of "Repressions in the Ust'-Tsil'ma district". On 30 October 2005, the Museum participated in the laying of the foundation stone was laid in Ust'-Tsil'ma for a monument to the victims of political repression in Ust'-Tsil'ma district in the 1930s-1950s.
 
How did the "Gulag" subject appear in the collection Gathering and acquisition of materials on the themes of 'Ust-Tsilma in the time of the establishment of Soviet power and the Red Terror', 'Labour camps and places of voluntary exile in the district', 'Collectivisation and dekulakisation' and 'Lumbering' began in 1996 (copies of documents provided by local people; material gathered during expeditions).
 
Related activities on the subjectMuseum staff take part in an annual meeting on 30 October (Day of the Political Prisoner); since 2005 this meeting is held at the foundation stone for a memorial to the victims of political repression.
 
Years during which the museum worked on the subject Since 1996, ongoing.
 
Beginning (year)1996
 
Acquisition and description of subject-related collections The Museum does not keep a separate Gulag collection, but the relevant material is identified in the thematic catalogue of the general collection.
 
PersonsNosova Natal'ia Aleksandrovna, Museum director
 
PersonsRodcheva Liubov' Kondrat'evna, Researcher
 
PersonsZhuravskii Andrei Vladimirovich, part of the display is dedicated to his fate
 
Web page?Yes
 
 
Museums /A.V. Zhuravskii History and Memorial Museum in Ust'-Tsil'ma