Moldova, Nature museum - soul Storehouse. Probably, it is loudly told, and in practice all is much easier, but such impression is created after visiting of it a little a strange museum. However, you can draw own conclusions: it is necessary to come into a court yard of the state University: where there is a Nature museum, to you will show any. And further steam of marches on an imperceptible ladder, the call and the tablet with the request to wait, while will open. And here, you in an inner sanctum - the main hall of a museum.
At first sight the museum amazes with the dissimilarity. Where smart halls? Who has hidden strict inspectors? Instead creaking boards of a floor, high windows, the long hall which have been so closely filled with exhibits, that between them remain only narrow passes. Such impression, that here is everything, and this feeling is quite defensible. Museum exhibits gathered throughout decades in the most different corners of the world, beginning from equator and finishing polar stations. Only last twenty years the museum has ceased to replenish - crisis in a science has affected, and the premise already simply physically does not contain new copies of a collection. In total here about 100 thousand exhibits - from butterflies to the wolf family; from starfishes to a skeleton of a cachalot of twenty eight metre lengths. On a wall it was stretched a couple of electric slopes, the alligator nearby has settled down, and hardly at some distance the family of sharks has rapaciously opened the mouths. We open an aquarium, the easy smell of formalin - and here in hands a graceful piranha is carried. And in the next hall a collection of starfishes, bowls and corals. It is possible to name its wreath a nature miracle - a sea bowl of seven kgs in weight. To you it will necessarily allow to take, and if can lift above even will hear noise of waves of far ocean. By the way, it is distinctive and very pleasant line of a museum: here practically all can be touched and felt, beginning from a sharp teeth of a crocodile and finishing soft шерсткой fallow deer. One corrected only: not to spoil.
All exhibits of a museum are collected thanks to enthusiasm of students and graduates of university. Any trip, expedition or business trip - and here appears a new copy. The collection is unique not only to measures of Moldova, such museums in general in the world it is a little - on fingers it is possible to count.
But the main sight of a museum is its director and the old keeper - Stanislav Danilovich Poznakomkin. The low, dry person with a burning sight and an inexhaustible stock of histories. He can tell about each exhibit. And it will be no dry figures and the facts, transfer of places of dwelling of this or that kind. No, to you will tell, how from human nonsense the boa who is peacefully based now on one of shelves of a museum was lost. Two biologists carrying him in the Kishinev zoo, have decided, that it was lost and have spent opening. And further, as in a bad joke, opening has shown, that the snake has simply fallen asleep. Will tell, as can wound an electric slope, will brag of a unique copy in the world of a two-day cub of a cachalot. You will hear about times when sturgeons were found in Dnestr, the sterlet and the river eel freely bred. To listen it is possible infinitely, hours and start to be carried by minutes with improbable speed. These histories and genuine interest make impression, that to you have given the chance to glance in soul of the person. And that the museum is a meaning of the life of its director, doubts do not arise. I yet did not meet person more keen on the business. At Stanislav Poznakomkina only one problem - because of narrowness of premises visitors can see only small part of a collection, and wishing to finance a museum for last twenty years and was not. But it it doesn't matter, - is spoken by the director. The main thing that followers were, yes a collection have kept. And all the rest it is possible to go through.
photo by Valerii Corcimari