Friday, August 18, 2017

Yekaterinburg mansion to re-open as a facility for journalists

Sverdlovsk Regional Governor Yevgeny Kuyvasheva recently ordered an old mansion in the heart of Yekaterinburg to be converted into a museum and information kiosk honoring the work of Sverdlovsk journalists.

The converted estate was once the home of Paul Utyakova, a Russian entrepreneur involved in mining machinery, engineering and metallurgy. The property consists of a one-story wooden home with a stone plinth area measuring more than 600 meters, Mir66 reports.

Kuyvasheva said that the Utyakova house "would provide a powerful impetus to the development of the dialogue between the media and the government, business and society," according to Mir66.

When complete, the new journalism tribute will contain cafes, a museum of journalism and an area to showcase the cinematic achievement of Sverdlovsk-area journalists.