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March 28, 2021 10:02 am

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Today, most theaters, museums, cinemas and other cultural institutions are reopened.

During the pandemic, the capital’s cultural workers were fully provided with the payment of wages. Told about it Sergei Sobyanin in an interview with the program “Week in the City” of the TV channel “Russia 1”.

According to him, it was necessary to support artists, employees of theaters, museums and other cultural workers in Moscow during the period of severe restrictions associated with the pandemic.

“We have fully secured funding for the wages of employees, despite the fact that many institutions were simply closed for a long period of time. And they did it so that it was not lower than the level of the previous year at least, ”Sergei Sobyanin noted.

The Moscow Mayor stressed that museums and theaters were reopened at the earliest opportunity. Most of them work today.

Culture during a pandemic

The cultural sector was among the industries most affected by the pandemic. However, over 110 million people visited cultural institutions and parks last year, and over 40,000 online events were organized. During the year, 15.1 thousand performances, concerts and circus performances took place in Moscow, including 173 premieres.

In addition, in 2020, renovation work was completed at 138 cultural sites, including 29 libraries, 10 museums, 12 theaters, 20 cultural centers, 55 parks of culture and recreation, 12 art schools.

The Moscow government has provided cultural institutions with unprecedented financial support in the amount of 6.2 billion rubles.

Today cultural institutions are gradually returning to normal life. Nevertheless, the maximum number of spectators of cinemas, theaters and concert halls should not exceed 50 percent of the capacity of the hall, there are still restrictions on the holding of cultural, entertainment and entertainment events.

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