OREANDA-NEWS. The government has proposed banning the installation of air conditioners on historic buildings and removing existing ones.  The corresponding bill has been submitted to the State Duma.  If these proposals are accepted, then the owners of non-residential historical buildings or organizations using them will have to dismantle the devices within six months after the law enters into force.

 The ban will not apply to security and alarm devices.  The government approved the document at a meeting on August 8.

 The bill applies to objects included in the unified state register of objects of cultural heritage.  It is proposed to prohibit the installation of air conditioning units, antennas, and other technical equipment on these buildings.