Friday, June 23, 2017

Victory Museum celebrating defeat of Nazis to open in Yekaterinburg next year

During a recent meeting of the Sverdlovsk Public Chamber, Governor Yevgeny Kuyvashev announced that the Yekaterinburg Victory Museum is scheduled to open on May 9, 2015.

The Victory Museum's opening corresponds with the 70th anniversary of the Ally defeat of fascism at the conclusion of World War II. The museum will be housed in a currently-vacant two-story building on 58 Malyshev Street, according to Oblastnaya Gazeta.

Kuyvashev expressed gratitude to local businesses and charitable organizations who have contributed greatly to the opening of the Victory Museum. Much of the paperwork required to begin work on the museum was filed by the Sverdlovsk Regional Public Chamber.

"[The Sverdlovsk Regional Public Chamber] has become the leading facilitator center generating social initiatives and guidance to the public on a wide range of development issues of the Middle Urals," Kuyvashev said, Oblastnaya Gazeta reports.

The governor first expressed his enthusiasm for the Victory Museum shortly after the conclusion of this year's Innoprom event last month. In a public statement, Kuyvashev addressed members of the regional government urging them to consider supporting the museum.

"Accommodation think this object, prepare terms of reference and to immediately implement the project," Kuyvashev said in his statement last month, according to Oblastnaya Gazeta.

Later, Kuyvashev compounded his support of the Victory Museum in a statement during the Southern Urals Youth Forum where he also stressed the importance of regional agriculture and called for the Sverdlovsk government to take a leading role in assisting Ukrainian refugees.