Russia’s Shumakov center boasts record number of heart transplantations in 2016Society & Culture January 25, 0:48
EU-Moldova association deal may be scrapped if people say so — presidentWorld January 24, 23:10
NATO experts arrive in Moldova to assist in developing military strategyWorld January 24, 21:13
FIA F1 top management reshuffle unlikely to affect Russia’s Sochi GP — expertSport January 24, 20:42
Russia hopes for constructive work with Trump's administration at G20Business & Economy January 24, 20:29
Everything you need to know about Oscars 2017 nominationsSociety & Culture January 24, 19:57
Konchalovsky glad his film Paradise is absent from list of Oscar nomineesSociety & Culture January 24, 18:55
Russian meteorology service reports 2016 is record warm year in ArcticBusiness & Economy January 24, 18:22
Russian chief negotiator comments on outcome of Syria peace talks in AstanaRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 24, 18:11
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.