OREANDA-NEWS Russian museums invite women to visit exhibitions on March, 8 on the occasion of international women's day free of charge. This was reported in the press service of the Ministry of Culture.

"On the initiative of the Ministry of Culture of Russia, supported by the Museum community, the entrance to most museums for women on international women's day on March, 8 will be free. Improving the cultural and educational levels of citizens, expanding access to cultural values is one of the priorities of the national cultural policy implemented by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation," the press service said.

The Union of Museums of Russia headed by the General Director of the Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovsky supported this initiative. The State Historical Museum was one of the first to join the action of the Ministry of Culture.

"We found it possible to support the initiative of the Ministry of Culture and make free entrance to the Historical Museum for women on March, 8," said the Director of the Historical Museum Alexei Levykin, whose words are quoted in the press service of the Museum. He drew attention to the fact that the Museum "has wonderful exhibitions, the visit of which will be interesting for women." "We hope that our gift will appeal to those who regularly go to the Historical Museum, and those who will discover it for the first time," - said Levykin.

The participants of the action were also the Tretyakov gallery, the all-Russian Museum of decorative art, the Solovetsky state historical, architectural and natural Museum-reserve, the state historical and archaeological Museum-reserve "Chersonesos Taurica", the Russian national Museum of music and many other Central and regional museums. To clarify information about participation in the campaign, please visit the websites of the institutions.