Mistura says Homs terror attacks attempt to derail Geneva talksWorld February 26, 5:49
Annular eclipse will be visible in South America, Africa on Feb 26Science & Space February 26, 3:24
HNC expects Trump to correct Obama's mistakes in Syria - delegation headWorld February 26, 3:08
War on terror to dominate Geneva talks — Syrian UN envoyWorld February 25, 23:48
Russian skier wins gold in skiathlon at 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski ChampionshipsSport February 25, 17:46
Top US Air Force general points to growing conflict potential in Syrian airspaceWorld February 25, 17:17
Iran relies on Russia’s support in production of fuel for nuclear power plantsBusiness & Economy February 25, 16:20
Ukrainian military capture Donetsk water purification plant — spokesmanWorld February 25, 15:05
Azerbaijan and Armenia report armed clashes in Karabakh conflict areaWorld February 25, 11:45
MOSCOW, May 20 (Itar-Tass) —— Moscow’s Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, like hundreds of thousands of other Muscovites participated in the Night at Museums programme and toured the exposition of the Museum of Moscow on the night of Sunday.
“The Night at Museum programme is successful and above all our expectations; we have hoped about half a million will join it,” he told reporters.
As of 23:00 Moscow time, 750,000 joined the programme, and to many museums people had to wait on long lines, thus the final number of visitors would be available later, he said.
The Mayor’s Office reported that in 2011, a similar programme attracted about 400,000.
The Night at Museum programme started on Saturday at 18:00 at 188 Moscow museums, parks, theatres, etc. Most of them closed their doors at midnight, but many continued working to late night.
The mayor liked the idea of the programme.
“This is a good tradition, which lets Muscovites learn more about Moscow, the country, and the culture, I believe those who joined the Night at Museum programme would go to museums more often, than they did before that,” he said.
Sobyanin said there was a certain advantage of the lines to many museums, as people had a chance to talk.
“They are not unhappy with the museums’ staff, as they come not only to visit museums, but to talk to other people, too,” he said.