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March 21, 2021 09:28

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The Moscow restoration program returns cultural heritage to the city and preserves history.

A large-scale program for the restoration and revival of architectural monuments continues in Moscow.

“This year, the restoration of about 100 objects will be completed, and there are unique ones. We have long been waiting for the completion of the restoration and adaptation for modern use of the Polytechnic Museum “, – said

Sergei Sobyaninon the air of the program “Week in the City” on the TV channel “Russia 1”.

Large-scale modernization of the historical building of the Polytechnic Museum on Lubyanka Square began in 2013. Currently, all facades have been restored, an amphitheater in front of the northern façade has been opened, as well as a passage from the amphitheater to the metro.

The implementation of the restoration program did not stop even during the pandemic caused by the coronavirus infection. Among other key objects where work is underway are HPP-2 and the pavilions of VDNKh.

“A unique project awaits us. GES-2 will become the new cultural center of Moscow. A new environment will be formed around it: we will reconstruct the bridge and the embankment. It will be very beautiful, – said Sergei Sobyanin. “And a huge number of other objects: small estates, mansions, churches, and so on.”

The power plant was built at the beginning of the 20th century, and after 100 years it was decommissioned. At the same time, the building itself is a recognized monument of the industrial architecture of the capital. The restoration began in 2014: specialists removed the outbuildings, restored the original appearance of the clock tower, and installed solar panels on the roof. When the work is over, they are going to open a museum and educational complex “House of Culture GES-2”.

Large-scale work continues at VDNKh, which has been the main restoration site in Moscow for several years.

“The largest amount of work. At first, it even seemed that it was impossible, – added the Mayor of Moscow. “Many of these objects were built as temporary and turned into monuments that need to be scrupulously restored,” added the Mayor of Moscow.

This year, the restoration of three pavilions will be completed here: pavilion No. 5 “Physics” (formerly of the Latvian SSR), pavilion No. 15 “Radio electronics and communications” (built for the exposition of the Volga region) and pavilion No. 30 “Microbiological industry”.

In total, over the past 10 years, 1,578 cultural heritage sites have been restored in Moscow (including 30 sites since the beginning of 2021). As a result, the number of Moscow monuments in an unsatisfactory condition has decreased since 2010 by 5.3 times. The share of monuments in good and satisfactory condition increased from 66 to 95 percent.

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