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Well-known Moldovan curator paid last respects

13:55 | 31.12.2022 Category: Culture

Chisinau, 31 December /MOLDPRES/ - A well-known curator, former director of Moldova’s History Museum, holder of the Labour Glory Order Nicolae Raileanu was paid his last respects today. Raileanu passed away at the age of 78 on 29 December.   

Nicolae Raileanu was born in the Pohoarna village, Soroca county, presently the Soldanesti district, on 16 October 1944. In 1970, he graduated from the History Faculty of the Moldovan State University (USM).    

According to a press release by the Culture Ministry, during his activity, Nicolae Raileanu contributed to the restoration of the Belfry  of the Noul Neamt Monastery from Chitcani (1975); restoration of the church and House Museum from the Donici village, Orhei district (1976); restoration of the Soroca Fortress and inauguration of a permanent exhibition on its area (1978-1979); to the beginning of the works of restoration of the building of the State Museum of History and Study of the Native Land, presently the National Ethnography and Natural History Museum (1981-1983); to the restoration of the church from the Butuceni village, Old Orhei (1984-1985); to the construction and opening of the building of the National History Museum (1983-1987); he contributed to the organization of more than 300 permanent and temporary exhibitions in museums of Moldova and from abroad.    

Nicolae Raileanu was awarded the Civic Merit medal and the Labour Glory order. He was buried at the Saint Lazarus Cemetery from Chisinau.   


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