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More than half of Russian museums open to visitors

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More than half of Russian museums open to visitors


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More than 50% of federal museums across the country already receive visitors, TASS reports. According to the Minister of Culture Olga Lyubimova, this question depends primarily on how the epidemiological situation in the regions evoloves. Furthermore, it is also important whether cultural institutions themselves are ready for the opening, she added.

The minister noted that now everyone who wants to visit their favorite museums can familiarize themselves with new exhibition projects in a relaxed atmosphere. There are not too many visitors in museums, and this is done purposefully.

Russian museums closed in mid-March as part of restrictions aimed at combating the spread of coronavirus infection. In Moscow, museums began to receive their first visitors on July 1, 2, and 3. The Peter and Paul Fortress was the first to open in St.Petersburg on July 6. Museums in other Russian regions are waiting for visitors as well.

However, some restrictions still apply. They relate to the number of visitors, the need to comply with the mask regime. In addition, museums organized special routes so that the public could maintain a social distance, and the flow of spectators did not intersect. Tickets must be purchased in advance. In addition, excursions are not allowed into museums.

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