Azov History, Archaeology and Paleontology Museum-Reserve

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One of the largest museums in the south of Russia, the Azov Museum-Reserve got its start from the National Education society, , which in 1917-1918 was led by well-known public figure and enlightener Mikhail Makarovskiy. The society and its leader set out to provide a comprehensive education for the residents of Azov. According to Makarovskiy, the museum was to play an intricate part in it. During the Civil and the Great Patriotic War, the first collections were lost, but by 1960 the museum was revived and for the past fifty years has acquired some awesome exhibits in its halls.