Return of the Golden Eagle

On October 10, the solemn ceremony of the restored facade delivery took place on a platform in front of the museum. The culmination of the program was the consecration and installation of the two-headed eagle – a symbol of the Russian statehood – on the central tower.
The chairman of Committee of Culture, K. E. Sukhenko, chairman of the Committee of Monuments Protection, S.V. Makarov, Chairman of the Committee of Tourism Development, A.E. Mushkarev, cultural figures, and journalists took part in the celebrations.
Additionally, an exhibition dedicated to the history and continuation of the facade restoration was opened within the framework of the ceremony.
Photo by Valeriya Suyevalova and Igor Larin