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22.02.2017

Kamchatka volcanoes museum open

The Board of Trustees of the regional branch of the Russian Geographical Society (RGS) has supported a project to create in the center of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky volcanic museum "Vulkanarium," said Wednesday the press service of the government of the Kamchatka Territory.

"This is a special project aimed at the development of scientific and educational tourism museum opening is scheduled for May 2017 year." - Said in a statement.

The museum plans to deploy three large halls, 15 sections, each of which will be dedicated to a specific aspect of Volcanology and volcanic life.

"As a key moment, which will feature our museum to other museums in the world, are working models of various physical phenomena that accompany volcanism geyser current model of earthquake, tsunami project has already received quite broad support, the main - a private initiative, but it is. interesting and the city, and the edge, "- are reported words of the head of the project, Deputy Director of the Institute of Volcanology and seismology, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FEB RAS) Sergey Samoilenko.

In turn, the Kamchatka Territory Governor Vladimir Ilyukhin said that this project may also be included in the scheme of reconstruction of the center of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

"We need to study locally what can be done in this part - landscaping, entrances, sites, etc. Also I suggest to consider the possibility of placing on the territory of the museum a mock-up of the volcano, which was the main stand of Kamchatka at the Eastern Economic Forum. We plan an active cruise program this year, due to the opening of the sea terminal and the reconstruction of the berth, so by July we must try to make the museum work and tourists let's go, "- Ilyukhin's press service quotes.

A source: INTERFAX

Tags: Russia, Museum, Far East