Saturday, August 19, 2017

Boris Yeltsin Center construction to finish in summer 2014

Construction on the Presidential Center of Boris Yeltstin, the first dedicated to the former Russian president, will finish next summer Yekaterinburg.

The facility has been under construction since last year, according to Russia & India Report.

Currently, curators are accepting donations for what they refer to as "artifacts of modern history"-- items from the 1980s through 1990s that people may still have laying around, including food vouchers, old photos, newspapers, leaflets or any campaign materials from Yeltsin's campaign to be the first elected president of Russia.

The museum was authorized by a May 2008 federal law that stipulated that every former Russian president will have a library or presidential center erected in his or her name to be open to the public. Each presidential center will have the entire lexicon of the president's term, such as laws that were signed and lists of dignitaries met by the president, according to Russia & India Report.

The architects behind the Yeltsin Centre designed the facility with the understanding that the generation of young adults born in the 1990s have limited knowledge of Boris Yeltsin. The goal is to make Russia's first president accessible, relatable and understandable to a group who view him as a stranger.