"The Khan's Palace and mosque in Bakhchisarai are dying of unprofessionalism, indifference and corruption," - public activist

09.02.2022, 12:10
"The Khan's Palace and mosque in Bakhchisarai are dying of unprofessionalism, indifference and corruption," - public activist - фото 1
This is how the destruction of the Retinue Building of the Khan's Palace in Bakhchisarai has been depicted by public activist, Kurultai delegate Edem Dudakov to QIRIM.News.

He noted that over the past week, the cracks in the basement of the Palace have expanded.

The so-called restoration of the Khan's Palace is carried out by one-day firms. I don't understand how they get licenses for such work. How can they, with a license of only two or three years, carry out the restoration of an object that dates back to the 16th century?" he asked.

Dudakov noted that this is the main reason for vandalism. The activist recalled that the peninsula has repeatedly raised questions about the fatal lack of professionalism of one-day firms that are hired by the "authorities" of Crimea, holding fictitious tenders.

"The Khan's Palace is dying from unprofessionalism, indifference and corruption. There is no one to save him," he said.

Dudakov cited the level of information provided to the "press secretary" of the so-called "Ministry of Culture", who could not correctly name the collapsing retinue building of the Khan's Palace.

"Mr. Press Secretary, this building has always been called Retinue. All other interpretations, such as the 'secular corps', are based on colonial rhetoric... Learn to respect authentic names. The name comes from the word maiyet – environment," the activist explained.

As RISU has reported, the Khan Mosque, "restored" by the invaders with modern tiles in 1533, has lost its authenticity. Thus, during the "reconstruction", the Tatar tiles on the roof of the Khan Mosque built in 1533 and unique wooden beams were replaced with modern Spanish tiles and wood of unknown quality, thereby destroying the most important thing — authenticity.

Note that the Khan's Palace in Bakhchisarai is the only example of Crimean Tatar palace architecture in the world, in 1532-1783 the ancestral residence of the rulers of the Crimean Khanate — the Gerai dynasty. The palace and park ensemble includes three parts: cult, administrative and domestic. Center of the political, spiritual and cultural life of the Crimean Tatars. The founder of Hansaray was Sahib I Gerai.

The Bakhchisarai Palace is a historical and cultural monument of world significance, officially recognized as a monument of national significance in Ukraine and put by Ukraine on the previous UNESCO World Heritage list. The architectural style of the Palace continues the traditions of Ottoman architecture of the XVI-XVII centuries. The main architectural idea is the embodiment of the Muslim idea of a garden of Eden on Earth.