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ULYANOVSK, April 18 (Itar-Tass) — A project to create an interactive museum of the USSR is under way in Ulyanovsk, a city in the Volga region and the birthplace of Vladimir Lenin.
Sergei Lakovsky, the director of regional center for the development of tourism and services, told Itar-Tass on Wednesday that the project’s authors wanted to depict the Soviet era in all its diversity: from scientific foundations of Soviet regime to culture and everyday life.
The most advanced information and interactive technologies will be used to create a “tiny corner of the UUSR” that will include a museum historical complex uniting the Ulyanovsk memorial center of Vladimir Lenin, the adjacent Park of Friendship of Peoples and the Square of 100th anniversary of Lenin’s birth. Visitors will have a chance to plunge into the atmosphere of Soviet life.
“The museum may open by 2017, the centenary anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution,” Lakovsky went on to say.
The museum’s official presentation will be prepared in the next few months. Experts believe that this large-scale project fits well in the concept of cluster approach to developing tourism as a branch of economy in which the experience of the North Caucasia region can be used.
The Ulyanovsk region dubbed the “spa of the Volga region” can boast with its mineral water spas, rehabilitation centers and radonotherapy facilities.
Besides, the region is actively developing cultural, educational, archaeological, ecological and agricultural tourism.