The museum of "Arpad Line" was opened in Transcarpathia (PHOTOS)

Maria SHETELYA, a specialist in public relations and media NPP "Synevyr."   20 September 2013 17:23  35446508 047253
The museum of "Arpad Line" was opened in Transcarpathia (PHOTOS)

Military fortifications of the Arpad line, located in the central part of the National Park "Synevyr", have been being explored, studied and restored for years. The result of long and hard work is the opening of the Military and History Museum "Arpad Line." The event was attended by the Deputy Director of the Department of Protected Areas Igor Ivanenko, consuls of the General Consulate of Hungary in Uzhgorod László Vida and Trib Gergey, the Director of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources of Transcarpathian Regional State Administration Yuri Shpontak, the Head of Mizhhirya District State Administration Vasyl Shchur, the Director of the National Park "Synevyr" Mykola Derbak, heads of neighboring villages, the public and journalists.

The Military and History Museum "Arpad Line" includes 25 concrete bunkers, 16 earth-and-timber emplacements, dozens of mortar and machine-gun emplacements and stretches over several kilometers.

"We have restored almost half of the objects of this part of the Arpad defensive line, paved trails and bridges, placed information boards in Ukrainian and Hungarian languages, arranged places for rest, - the Director of the National Park "Synevyr" Mykola Derbak said. - The work is not over yet, and only the first stage of the plan is completed.  We have many plans for the restoration and improvement of historic sites, detailed and thorough study of our shared history and hope for the support and understanding in this matter from the Hungarian party."

After cutting the red tape and the inauguration of the museum, Ukrainian and Hungarian parties discussed areas of possible cooperation in further in-depth research of the Arpad line and extension of the museum exposition.

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