Road to the Temple.. (1990)

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Producer North-Caucasian newsreel studio

Director: R.Ljyanov

Operators: Yu.Timofeev

Other authors: Ruslan Tuaev, Vladimir Karev, Aleksej Rudenko


The film tells about the problems associated with the destruction of archaeological monuments and medieval architecture in Ingushetia in the construction of a transit railway and highway in the mountains.

Reel №1

Part 1.

The old man sits in a corn cob enumerates (removed from collisions with total on close-up).

Fragments of paintings by artist Ahmed Imagozheva.

General view of the ancient martial and residential towers in the village Erzi in Assa Valley.

Panorama of the oldest Christian churches Thaba-Yerdy.

Water running in a mountain river.

Preparatory works before the construction of a transshipment Caucasian railway in the mountains of Ingushetia: working machinery, blasting work.

Bulldozers clearing the road for the construction of the railway.

Surveyor at theodolite.

Excavator loading rock into the body of KAMAZ.

Builders are drilled bedrock.

General view of the entrance to the tunnel.

General view of human bones on the site of an ancient burial site, which were destroyed during the construction of the road.

Panorama of the countryside, where construction works.

Type of construction equipment.

KAMAZ movement on the road in the mountains.

Bulldozer pulls out stuck KAMAZ. Group of builders.

One of the builders pulled on the bar in the morning.

View grave plaque on the spot death of one of the builders.

Part 2.

Doctor of Historical Sciences Maksharip Muzhuhoev gives interviews (sinhr.) tells the archaeological and architectural monuments of Ingushetia, that in 1986-1987, during the construction of the road these monuments suffered extensive damage, but currently suspended construction of the road.

General view of the construction waste on the banks of the river and abandoned unfinished road.

General view of the ancient martial and tumbledown residential towers in the village Erzi.

View polluted rivers and dead fish near the shore.

From the loudspeaker on the pole Soviet song sounds life-affirming.

General view of an abandoned village builders with dilapidated houses.

Doctor of Philology Nodar Natadze says that it would be hard to see how the destruction of Kist (Ingush) monuments in Assa Valley (sinhr.).

People's Writer of the Chechen-Ingush Idris Bazorkin sitting at the table, says that all the locals dreaming of rail, but no one expected that its construction will result in loss of cultural monuments of the Ingush people (sinhr.).

Panorama of the ruined ancient structures in the Assa Valley.

General view of the ancient Christian church Thaba-Yerdy.

View of the road in the mountains of Ingushetia (removed from the vehicle).

View exhibits in the form of stuffed fauna inhabitants of Ingushetia in the hall of one of the museums.

Elderly man of corn.

Those men (close-ups).

Key words

Landscapes. Rural settlements. Historical and architectural monuments. Building. Trains. Road transport. Life. Protection of nature and environment. Christianity.