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Russia’s most coveted cultural attractions have shut their doors in yet another casualty of the country’s massive financial crisis.
From Moscow’s famous Lenin Library to the world-renowned Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg, museum workers and artists are staging a nation-wide strike to demand wages and respectable funding for Russia’s historical landmarks.
Tourists from all over the world are being robbed of the opportunity to witness St. Petersburg’s Kirov ballet or browse the halls of the Hermitage.
Meanwhile some of Russia’s most precious manuscripts are moulding at Moscow’s Lenin library where there isn’t enough money to provide proper care.
Moscow’s Lenin library is second only to the United States’ library of Congress.
With over 41-million books, many of them rare manuscripts, this library is one of Russia’s national treasures.
But Russia is so squeezed for cash that even her national treasures are being neglected.
Hours at the Lenin library have been reduced because the government can’t afford to pay the bills.
Today anxious students and academics waited over four hours for access to the city’s library.
Inside, the enormous reading halls are empty, closed to the thousands of readers who usually sit in attentive silence enjoying the best of Russian literature.
And it’s not only the hours that have been scaled back.
Maintenance and safe-keeping of rare and antique books is now virtually non-existent.
For years there hasn’t been enough money for even the smallest capital repairs.
In fact the last real repairs were made in the 1950s.
Russia’s oldest and most precious manuscripts are crumbling.
Mould is growing on the walls and paint is chipping from the ceiling.
“You know we are losing so many workers. People just can’t exist on the wages here. The most awful thing is that we are in danger of losing our national treasures. Everything that you have seen here is a result of the lack of financing this year.”
SUPERCAPTION: Natalya Danilova, Lenin library librarian
In St. Petersburg the crisis has gone even further — the world famous Hermitage museum has been closed.
Cultural workers across the city have gone on strike, protesting unpaid wages and drastic under-funding.
Even Russia’s most prized house of culture, the Russian National Museum, stands empty of visitors.
Ironically, it is in the worst shape of all.
Home to Russia’s most valuable works of art, the National Museum is literally crumbling from lack of repairs.
Much of the paintings have been removed from the walls and put in storage.
Some of the ceilings have fallen in and many statues are cracked and tarnished.
Russia’s own citizens are unable to view their country’s own artistic pride and joy.
And the Hermitage museum stands empty.
The doors have been shut for nearly a week now, as workers protest poor maintenance and unpaid wages.
Tourists from across the globe arrive in St. Petersburg with the one hope of visiting the museum.
Now they will only be able to gaze at its imposing structure from the street.
For many it’s a huge disappointment.
“Its very important for me to study in St. Petersburg because of all the museums here. This is the main reason why most come to St. Petersburg. And if visitors lose this opportunity it will no doubt play a negative role on Russia’s economy. I think this is an awful way to treat the treasures of St. Petersburg.”
SUPERCAPTION: German tourist
Some of St. Petersburg visitors think there must be some way for Russia to get herself out of this cultural crisis.
SUPERCAPTION: German Tourist
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Views:469|Rating:5.00|View Time:1:32Minutes|Likes:3|Dislikes:0 The World Crisis, The Eastern Front. Winston S. Churchill. First Edition 1931. London: Thornton Butterworth Limited, 1931.
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