To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the completion of the Tula Kremlin, the Russian State Historical Museum opened its branch on September 27 in the city of Tula, 190 kilometers south of Moscow. Aleksei Levykin, director of the State Historical Museum, said at the opening ceremony that repair and equipping work for the branch building had been carried out recently. He also pointed out that equipment of the branch museum could ensure the safe display of the State Historical Museum collections without any loopholes. "We have done huge amount of work to create conditions for the safe preservation and exhibition of cultural relics of all levels."
In addition, to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the completion of the Tula Kremlin, the exhibition Treasures of the State Historical Museum opened on September 27 at the museum’s Tula branch, with more than 260 exhibits on display. The exhibition will last until spring of 2021, followed by an exhibition about the Romanov Dynasty. On November 10, 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on organizing celebratory activities for the 500th anniversary of the completion of Tula Kremlin in 2020, most of which were held in Tula and other small historical cities in the region on September 26.
Source: Tass News Agency