In the administration of the President of Russia agreed that the skull of Hadji Murad should be transferred to Dagestan. The relevant document on the page in Facebook was published by the Deputy of the state Duma hajimurad Omarov.
“Following consultations with the leadership of the Republic of Dagestan has decided to carry out the act of transfer of the remains later given the current political situation in the Republic”, — said in the document. According to Omarova, it was a landmark event for the peoples of the North Caucasus, and also “for all those who believe in justice.
It clarifies the “Caucasian knot”, for the burial of the remains of the authorities of Dagestan will need to negotiate with Azerbaijan. This, as suggested by the historians, may be cause for emotional discussions.
Hadji Murad — Avar leader and military commander, the Naib of Imam Shamil and his “right hand”. The hero of the novel by Leo Tolstoy died in 1852, after a collision with a detachment of the highland militia on the territory of Azerbaijan. The tomb is located in the Gakh district of the country.
After death his head was cut off and the skull sent to St. Petersburg and was mummified.
At first he was kept in the Military medical Academy, and then the skull was donated to the Museum of anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera). Currently, he is in the reserves and are not represented in the main exhibition.
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