Magas - the capital of the Republic of Ingushetia, the most beautiful city in southern Russia

Magas - the capital of the Republic of Ingushetia, the most beautiful city in southern Russia
Magas is the capital of the Republic of Ingushetia, the most beautiful city in southern Russia. Photo courtesy of strana.ru

Magas is one of the few cities in the world that were specifically founded as capitals. In addition to Magas, these include such cities as Brasilia - the capital of Brazil from 1960 of the year (before that - Rio de Janeiro), Berlin - the capital of Germany from 1990 of the year (before that - Bonn), Astana - the capital of Kazakhstan from 1998 of the year (to this - Alma-Ata) and others. Today Magas is a rapidly developing young city, the administrative center of the Republic of Ingushetia - one of the most beautiful regions of the Russian Federation.

History of Magas

It was decided to give the name “Magas” of the new capital of Ingushetia on the initiative of the famous Ingushetia’s historian Nurdin Kodzoev, based on scientific, historical, archaeological and linguistic data, according to which it was the name of the capital of ancient Alanya - the medieval multi-ethnic state in the North Caucasus Two thousand years ago, the Alans settled - the ancestors of the modern Ingush, Balkarians, Karachais and Ossetians. In addition, the word "Magas" is of Ingush origin and is translated as "City of the Sun."

Magas is the capital of the Republic of Ingushetia, the most beautiful city in southern Russia. Photo courtesy of strana.ru
Magas is the capital of the Republic of Ingushetia, the most beautiful city in southern Russia. Photo courtesy of strana.ru

The first stone of the construction of the modern city of Magas was laid by the first President of Ingushetia, Ruslan Aushev, 23 February, 1994. And 15 on April 1994, the President of the Russian Federation, Boris N. Yeltsin, signed the Decree “On the construction of the capital of the Republic of Ingushetia”. This day is celebrated annually as the “Day of the City of Magas”.

Magas is the capital of the Republic of Ingushetia, the most beautiful city in southern Russia. Photo courtesy of strana.ru
Magas is the capital of the Republic of Ingushetia, the most beautiful city in southern Russia. Photo courtesy of strana.ru

15 April 2018, the capital of Ingushetia, Magas marks 1075 years

15 April 2018, the capital of Ingushetia, the city of Magas marks 1075 since its foundation and 24 since its revival.

According to the press service of the mayor’s office of the capital of Ingushetia, on this day a large number of interesting cultural and mass celebrations will take place on Alanya Square.

Residents and guests of the city will be delighted by a grandiose concert at which, apart from the artists of Ingushetia, invited pop stars of the Caucasus will also sing.

The place of the guest of honor at the upcoming event will be taken by the Russian actor, singer and composer, famous for his role in the popular TV series Univer, Vitaly Gogunsky, who will come to the celebration with his family.

Children on this festive day will also be very fun. There is a whole entertainment program for them: board games with animators, rides, a show of living statues, shows of famous transformers and life-size puppets and a number of other various entertainment programs. It is also reported that the holiday will continue with the exciting, high-speed motor rally “BMW club Ingushetia”, and will end with a fireworks festival in the central square of Alanya.

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