Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Yekaterinburg museum to display Yeltsin's Kremlin office

The Boris Yeltsin Presidential Centre will restore the first Russian president's Kremlin office in Yekaterinburg, according to a release from the Yekaterinburg Art Foundation.

The office received all of the accessories from Moscow, which will be sent to the Boris Yeltsin Urals Centre in Yekaterinburg after restoration. The restored office will be part of a permanent display at the Yeltsin Centre, the Voice of Russia reports.

Boris Yeltsin was the president of Russia between 1991 and 1999. He died of congestive heart failure in 2007.

The Boris Yeltsin Presidential Centre was opened in 2006 and was founded by the Yelstin Fund. The center has a unique collection of data documenting the social and political evolution of Russia, particularly in the Urals in the 20th and 21st centuries. The data includes approximately 100 hours of video recordings, capturing some of the most important social and political events taking place over the last 30 years. Eyewitness accounts, photographs and periodicals have also been collected.