In 2020-2021, the Institute of Archaeology named after A. Kh. Khalikov of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences and the Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University are implementing a scientific and educational project “Russian Zasechnaya Line: Monitoring, Study, Popularization” dedicated to collecting information about the current state and tourist potential of Zasechnaya Line sites and historically related monuments. The project is underway in 17 regions of Russia from Kaluga Oblast in the west to the Republic of Bashkortostan in the east.
An online seminar illustrating the progress of project implementation was held on June 23. The seminar was moderated by Konstantin Ilyich Mogilevsky, Executive Director of the “History of the Fatherland” Foundation.
The seminar featured a report by Ayrat Gabitovich Sitdikov, the Head of the Institute of Archaeology named after A. Kh. Khalikov of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences on the implementation progress of the scientific and educational project and the preparation of the Atlas of Zasechnaya Lines of European Russia. The report demonstrated the volume of work carried out by the research group at the current stage of project implementation using the examples of panoramic photographs, orthophotomaps and 3D models of the 16th-18th century Zasechnaya Lines, and the collected historical, illustrative and cartographic information.
The attendees of the seminar highly appreciated the completed work and outlined the further steps for project implementation, editing and approval of materials.