The history of cities is linked with the history of city streets. What do we know about the streets on which we live, on which we walk on business or where we often rest? As a rule - nothing.
Memorial plaques and other "attempts" to tell about the uniqueness of the place on the facades of houses are rarely noticed even by tourists. But everyone willingly uses gadgets and mobile applications: taking pictures, making routes, reading news or downloading music. Mobile is always at your hands.
We decided to combine all this trends in the "Streets' Voice" to tell the history of city streets to everyone who is interested in it. "Streets' Voice" is an initiative to install address pointers with QR-codes. Scanning it, you can learn more interesting facts about the streets: to read, to watch, to listen.Get more
If your business or public organization is ready to help us tell more about street history, you can become a partner of the project: publish a message about it in your media or blog; donate funds for implementation; volunteer; take an address sign for your building.
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“The "Street's Voice" project is a unique fusion of modern technologies, such as smartphones and QR codes, with the history of our city, its streets and neighborhoods. Everyone is interested in it thanks to historians who can present it so tasty for the townspeople and tourists. We gladly support such initiatives and hope that the project will expand every year.”
The deputy city manager of the Vladivostok city, during the official opening of the QR-coded street name plate at the Cheryomukhovaya Street
“The "Street's Voice" project is very important: people should know the history of the place where they live. Love for the country starts in a small way.”
Cand. Sc. Geography, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, PSU named after Sholom Aleichem, Honoured Teacher of Russia from the city of Birobidzhan, the author of the text about the lost building of the first city savings bank
“The "Street's Voice" is a history within walking distance, not in an archive or a museum. I hope that many houses in Blagoveshchensk will be able to "talk" thanks to the project. There are lot of stories they may tell.”
Regional historian, editor, member of the Union of Journalists of Russia from the Blagoveshchensk, the author of the text about the building of the former municipal government of the city
“I think that every street, which has its own unique face, sooner or later had to have a way to express itself. The Voice of the Streets project is the very exclusive opportunity for everyone to hear the stories of the most interesting places in the Far East. To learn their innermost secrets, plunge into the atmosphere of the past and better understand the present through awareness of the past. There will be no more faceless and silent signs with names and surnames that mean nothing to casual passers-by - the streets have started talking. So let's listen to them.”
Journalist at the "Chukotka" News Agency, Anadyr
“The names of the streets of any city are not only its "visiting cards", but also an important part of culture and history, a kind of monument to the era. They help not only to navigate the city, but also to feel its spirit and soul. Each street is a witness of events, a reflection of life and customs. By name, you can study the history of the area, touch the heritage of previous generations. Without this, the continuity of generations, the preservation of the culture of one's region, the cultivation of a careful attitude to the historical and cultural heritage is impossible.”
Regional historian, journalist, author of the The "Street's Voice" texts on the streets of the Vladivostok city
“The "Street's Voice" project is interesting both for the Far East as a whole and for Kolyma. The history of Magadan is very young, but, nevertheless, very rich. The city grew rapidly among the uninhabited hills, turning into an industrial and logistics center of the Far North-East. Some of its streets have changed their names and numbering of houses several times, some are still named after long-disappeared shops and cafes. There are buildings here that are worthy of a separate excursion, some of the enterprises have disappeared, but left their names to quarters and stops. We seem to live in two realities at once: the past and the present. This is familiar to the old-timers, but it is no longer incomprehensible to the younger generation. "Street's Voice" helps to "read" the book of the city and feel like a part of its history, to understand why it is the way it is.”
Journalist at the "Kolyma-Inform" News Agency, the author of the text about the city of Magadan
The "Street's Voice" project is a great chance to get to know your city better. Thanks to such studies, the streets “come to life” and now, passing, for example, along Krasintsev, I more vividly imagine the distant history of this place. In addition, this knowledge now explains many modern things. For example, the location of certain monuments in the center of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the accuracy of old buildings in the city. Of course, time did not spare the hundred-year-old houses, but now, from ordinary old houses, they have turned for me into a telling story, rich, sometimes unusual. I would like the project "Voice of the Streets" to develop further, so that more and more residents of the region learn the history of "their place".”
Journalist from the Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky city, author of the The "Street's Voice" text on the historic building on Krasintsev Street
"Recently, there has been a tendency to assign the names of famous Far Easterners to new streets, who have left their mark on the development of the city and the region, as well as in honor of outstanding events. I would very much like to see more streets that reflect the history of our city and region. So that the names of outstanding people will be immortalized in the names for many, many years."
Administration of the city of Khabarovsk, the Head of the department for the addresses' formation
"We believe that the project of ANO "DARIB", aimed at adapting labor migrants to the socio-cultural environment through the study of history with the help of modern technologies, will find its audience among many thousands of representatives of other states temporarily or permanently residing in the Khabarovsk Territory. The implementation of the project will contribute to the preservation of interethnic tolerance and the popularization of the history of the Far East."
Assembly of Peoples of the Khabarovsk Territory сhairman
"This project is very good and helpful. Everyone should know the history of war heroes, the history of their city and their streets."
Reader of the project's podcasts in Tajik
“It seems to me that this is a great opportunity to get acquainted with the culture and history of the city, to understand how its inhabitants live, what people and events they are proud of. This helps to better adapt and get closer to the Khabarovsk residents faster.”
Reader of the project's podcasts in Kyrgyz
“Thanks to this project, I learned the history of the streets of the city of Khabarovsk. I think there should be more such educational projects.”
Reader of the project's podcasts in Uzbek