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Gunib – museum under the open sky.

The Republic of Dagestan, Gunibsky region

Gunib is not only the heart of the Caucasian war of the past and history of its heroic defense and ending – it’s one of the most picturesque corners of inner Daghestan. In the picturesque village Lower Gunib there are remains of Russian fortress of the period of the Caucasian war. Fortress walls remained (the length of a fortress wall is more than 3 kilometers and it ends on a sheer slope of an abyss), a nomenclature building and a monument on a grave of soldiers of Apsheronskiy regiment, killed during the siege of Shamil’s detachment. Baryatinskiy gates of the fortress also remained. These gates were named after the third governor-general of the Caucasus field marshal Baryatinskiy by the emperor Alexander the Second who was here 10 years after the ending of the Caucasian war which lasted for 35 years.

But one of the biggest Gunib’s sights is the Rotunda on the place of capturing of Shamil in Upper Gunib on the tsar’s glade (it was called so later) in birch forest.  There is a big stone in the Rotunda, the engraving on which says: “on this stone field marshal Baryatinskiy was sitting solemnly, receiving captive Shamil”. In the village Gunib a two-stores building in a form of a cross remained. It is now a museum of local history. But in the XIX century garrison command’s families lived here. A soviet writer Olga Forsh was born and spent childhood here. It was her first childhood memories that she described in her tale “Dressed with a stone”.  

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