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Bell hymn

Spiritual management of Moslems (DUMNO) the Nizhniy Novgorod region has addressed to the head of region Valery Shantsevu with the official request to change competition conditions to creation of a regional hymn. Practising Islam the requirements of the tender ordering registration of a music line of a hymn by means of a peal, and its text - a mention of churches are not pleasant. The Muslim poet has already written the variant of a hymn excluding orthodox elements. Officials of a condition of competition are not going to change. Yesterday DUMNO on the official site has informed that addressed to governor Valery Shantseva the letter with the request is sent to change parametres of the future hymn. Moslems are dissatisfied with competitive requirements about use of a peal as musical registration. now in the Nizhniy Novgorod region lives more than 150 thousand ethnic Moslems, and all of them radical natives of these places. The future hymn should not tread on their religious corns. Even from the first edition of a hymn of Russia have excluded a bell ringing as our country is mnogokonfessionalnoj, and all citizens are equal in it - it is marked in the post card to the head of region.

according to the head of device DUMNO Damira Muhetdinova, last week in the Cathedral mosque of Nizhni Novgorod the Muslim variant of a hymn of the Nizhniy Novgorod region, written nizhegorodtsem has been presented by Rashidom Hasjanovym. Certainly, in its product there is no peal as it is Orthodoxy symbol. And we are afraid that for this reason its variant of a hymn simply will not be considered by the competitive commission - mister Muhetdinov considers. Yesterday management on carrying out of competitions and auctions of the Nizhniy Novgorod region has finished demands acceptance wishing to take part in competition on a writing of a hymn of region. Names of applicants for creation of a hymn and their quantity yet do not name.

Competition on creation of an official hymn of the Nizhniy Novgorod region the government declared in the end of July after deputies of regional Legislative Assembly have made necessary changes to the regional charter in the beginning of 2008.

till now on all celebratory and official actions nizhegorodtsy sang known Sormovsky lyrical or the Nizhniy Novgorod waltz representing itself as the third symbol of region after the arms and a flag. According to tender conditions, the future hymn should sing of the Nizhniy Novgorod earth, reflect its unity with Fatherland, and also tradition of a peal and not to have political underlying reason. The mention in the text of sights of region and nice events of its history is welcomed also. It was expected that the works on competition known poets and composers will present a number of creative collectives of the Nizhniy Novgorod region.

According to the director of department of culture of the Nizhniy Novgorod region Sergey ShCherbakova, the technical project to competition was written not by officials, and the creative people who are a good judge of a writing of pieces of music . Even in a symphonic orchestra bells sound, but anybody does not see in it religious sense. Same music! - Scherbak`s mister has explained. He also has noticed what to change conditions already late and senselessly. The official promised to sum up competition on December, 12th and to give out 100 thousand rbl. to the winner as a prize.

it not the first case when Moslems show discontent with a region hymn. A hymn of Krasnodar territory You, Kuban, you our Native land written to 1914, displeased adherents of Islam words: On the enemy, on the infidel we go on mortal fight . As they say on one of Muslim sites, infidels in Russia always named Moslems. The Kuban authorities of words of a hymn did not begin to change.

Julia Suhonina