Bakhchisaray


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Bakhchisaray

(bäkh'chēsərī`) [Turk.,=garden palace], city, Crimea. From 1954 part of Ukraine (then the Ukrainian SSR), the city passed to Russian control in 2014 after the occupation and annexation of Crimea. From the early 15th cent. until 1783 it was the capital of the khanate of CrimeaCrimea
, Rus. and Ukr. Krym, peninsula and republic (1991 est. pop. 2,363,000), c.10,000 sq mi (25,900 sq km), SE Europe, linked with the mainland by the Perekop Isthmus. The peninsula is bounded on the S and W by the Black Sea.
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, or Little Tatary. The palace of the khans, celebrated by PushkinPushkin, Aleksandr Sergeyevich
, 1799–1837, Russian poet and prose writer, among the foremost figures in Russian literature. He was born in Moscow of an old noble family; his mother's grandfather was Abram Hannibal, the black general of Peter the Great.
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 and MickiewiczMickiewicz, Adam
, 1798–1855, Polish romantic poet and playwright, b. Belorussia. He studied at the Univ. of Vilna, where he was arrested (1823) for pan-Polish activities and deported to Russia.
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 for its beauty, notably for its white marble fountains, was built in the 16th cent. and is now a museum. In the city are many mosques and the tombs of the khans. Nearby are the ruins of Chufut-Kale.
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Four of these were Crimean museums--the Tavrida Central Museum in Simferopol, the Kerch Historical and Cultural Preserve in Kerch, the Bakhchisaray History and Culture State Preserve of the Republic of Crimea in Bakhchisaray and the National Preserve of 'Tauric Chersonesos' in Sabastopol--and there was one museum in Kiev, the National Museum of History.
The Fountain of Bakhchisaray, ballet 19:00 @ Latvian National Opera & Ballet (LNOB) Farhads Stade (conductor).
BAKHCHISARAY, Crimea Thu May 15, 2014(Reuters) - Seventy years after their families' mass deportation under Soviet leader Josef Stalin, the Crimean Tatars are in a quandary: should they cooperate with their homeland's new Russian authorities or resist them?
BAKHCHISARAY, Crimea, Jumada I 28, 1435, Mar 29, 2014, SPA -- The Crimean Tatars' assembly voted on Saturday in favour of seeking "ethnic and territorial autonomy" for the indigenous minority on the Black Sea peninsula annexed from Kiev by Moscow, Reuters reported.
Russian troops came and asked us to leave the base, which we did," Ukrainian navy major Eduard Kusnarenko told Reuters outside the base in Bakhchisaray, about 30 km southwest of the regional capital Simferopol.
However, Crimean Tatars have gone to the polls in city of Bakhchisaray.
It came as Russian forces opened fire as they swept into a naval post near Bakhchisaray, in Crimea.
Ukraine's Channel 5 television quotedVladislav Seleznyovas saying the shooting took place at a motor pool base near Bakhchisaray.
Perhaps it was in planning for such a contingency that he has interestingly chosen to include in the Love Poems excerpts from longer works, such as the epilogues to Ruslan and Lyudmila and The Fountain of Bakhchisaray and the dedication of Poltava.
These include violent clashes between 1,000 persons near a local market in Bakhchisaray in August 2006; a tripling in land-squatting incidents over the last several years (from 19 to 53 sites); confrontations with religious overtones in Feodosia and Alushta; and increasing numbers of people who, according to public opinion polls, feel that interethnic relations are worsening (64 per cent today compared with 21 per cent in 2002).
His work in the Crimea (now an autonomous state within the Republic of Ukraine) included measured drawings of the Palace at Bakhchisaray that demonstrate his mastery of draughtsmanship: Charles Brett reproduces them in his new book (published shortly before his death last year), and very fine they are too.
But beyond these sensational Soviet party pieces, Struchkova was a serious ballerina, notable especially for her Giselle, and for her Maria, the abducted, harp-playing heroine of Zakharov's The Fountain of Bakhchisaray.