The famous Mayakovsky Museum near Moscow’s Lubyanka Square has closed for a two year renovation. The futuristic exposition, located in the building where the revolutionary poet lived and died, not only holds his manuscripts and the room where he worked, but recreates the atmosphere of the poet’s lifetime.
But time had taken its toll on the exposition in the Soviet-era museum – originally opened during the perestroika era, and Moscow authorities say the apartment-museum requires meticulous restoration. A group of activists protested the closure, saying they feared the building would be completely rebuilt or transferred to another owner.
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