Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Museum dedicated to artist Vladimir Vysotsky opens in Yekaterinburg

Yekaterinburg has opened a museum dedicated to musician Vladimir Vysotsky, with the opening scheduled to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the artist's birth.

The museum will display milestones in the life of Vysotsky and include some of his personal belongings. Vysotsky's son, the poet Nikita, offered help and support of the project, Mir66 reports.

The museum will include the artist's legendary Mercedes 350 W 116, which he owned in 1976. There will also be a wax figure of Vladimir Vysotsky, created by sculptor Alexander Silnitsky.

The museum also restored the hotel room at "Big Ural" where the artists stayed at in 1962, Mir66 reports.

The opening of the museum will occur on January 23. The President Envoy of the Russian Federation in the Urals Federal District Igor Kholmanskikh, the Chairman of the Sverdlovsk Region Denis Pasler, the Head of Yekaterinburg - Yekaterinburg City Duma Chairman Eugene Porunov and the Head of the City Administration Alexander Jakob were all invited to attend the opening celebration.

Admission to the public will begin on the artist's birthday, January 25th, and will be free to all, according to Mir66.