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It will be dedicated to the iconic historical sites of the city.

April 18, International Day for the Protection of Monuments and Landmarks, on the portal “Get to know Moscow” an intellectual local history online dictation will take place. Users can join it at any convenient time from 10:00 to 22:00. The dictation organizes the capital Department of cultural heritage.

Participants will have to answer 25 questions regarding historical buildings and monuments, architectural elements and styles, famous architects and memorable addresses of Moscow. They will have one hour to complete the tasks, there are no age restrictions.

“This year the“ Moscow Code ”dictation of local lore will be held for the third time. This is a unique project that allows you to test your knowledge about Moscow, as well as learn new historical facts and urban legends. This time there will be 25 questions, we prepared them together with local historians, architects, restorers and historians. I am sure that all the participants will be interested, so I am pleased to invite you to join on April 18, ”commented the head of the Moscow Cultural Heritage Department

Alexey Emelyanov

Dictation questions will be read by well-known figures of culture and art, TV and radio presenters, political and public figures, athletes, bloggers. Among them are Dmitry Bertman, Evgeny Bogatyrev, Evgeny Gerasimov, Mikhail Shvydkoy, Evgeny Mironov, Sophia Trotsenko, Maria Kiseleva, Andrei Medvedev, Kirill Shchitov, Maria Lazutova and many others.

The dictation is carried out with the support of the Moscow City Duma and the Public Chamber of the city of Moscow.

Portal “Get to know Moscow” Is an interactive city guide with photos and descriptions of more than two thousand buildings, 661 monuments, 326 museums. Also, users have access to 78 quests and more than 140 thematic routes in different areas of the city. The project is being implemented by the metropolitan departments information technologies, culture, cultural heritage, education and science.

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