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The local council of the Stockholm district of Lidingö decided to ban begging. This is the first municipality of Stockholm County to introduce such a ban. In Sweden, several municipalities have already restricted or prohibited begging. These are Eskilstuna, Welling, Sölvesborg, Katrineholm, and Staffanstorp. Ten more out of 290 municipalities of Sweden have similar plans.
In the local council of Lidingö, the idea of a ban has been discussed since last summer. Last Monday, the decision was finally made with a slight margin. 26 local deputies voted in favor, 25 - against. According to Daniel Callenforsh, chairman of the municipal council, begging is not a way out of poverty, and many residents of Lidingö do not feel safe.
The ban on begging will apply in crowded centers: Baggeby torg, Breviks centrum, Gångsätra (Willys / Max), Käppala, Larsbergs centrum, Lidingö centrum, Näset, Rudboda centrum, Skärsätra, and Torsviks centrum.
“Memory says. The road through the war”, the largest 3D-panorama on the Great Patriotic War was opened in cultural space Sevkabel Port (Saint Petersburg, Russia). In eight rooms with a total area of more than 2000 square meters, the atmosphere of military events was recreated.
The exhibition was designed by Dmitry Poshtarenko and the team of the creative search association "Nevsky Battle".
Every visitor would be able to go the way of a soldier from the walls of his home to the Reichstag.
The exhibition will be open until May 2020.
The Lumiere Brothers Photography Center (Moscow, Russia) presents an exhibition of Harry Benson, known for his photographs of The Beatles of 1964-1966. It was these years that became the most important for the entire career of the Liverpool Four, the most productive and successful.
The exposition will include iconic shots of the Beatles. Among them, the Pillow Fight (1964), included in the list of 100 Most Influential Photos by Time magazine.
In addition to the pictures of the Liverpool four, the exposition consists of portraits of famous people of the 1960-1990s - politicians, athletes, musicians, actors.
The exhibition will be open until January 19, 2020.
Today in the Manege Hall of the Small Hermitage, a large-scale archaeological exhibition “Gods, People, Heroes” was opened, organized jointly with the National Archaeological Museum of Naples and the Archaeological Park of Pompeii. Visitors will be able to see the works of ancient art from Pompeii and Herculaneum. These cities were completely destroyed in the I century as a result of the eruption of Vesuvius. Guests will see more than 200 items: murals, mosaics, sculptures made of bronze and marble, objects made of glass and ceramics, bronze products.
The exhibition will be open until June, 23rd.
Ginza Project presented their concept of abandoned greenhouses renewal in the Tavrichesky Garden on the corner of Potemkina and Shpalernaya streets. Being destroyed for many years since the Soviet era, with an area of more than 26 thousand square meters. the space will be radically rebuilt and transformed into a modern public space with recreational, educational and gastronomic zones. The place is still seen as a concept, however local authorities are looking into developing this concept into a real project.
Dumskaya street will make a pedestrian zone on weekends and public holidays. The decision was made by the administration of the Central District of St. Petersburg. "Pedestrian Zone" and "Parking is prohibited" signs will be installed across the street, these will be valid along the entire length of the street.
This street was known for the pubs and nightclubs located on it, and this decision was quite reasonable, officials said.
On April 12th, in the Benois Wing of Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, an exhibition of works of Russian art will be opened: the Paleevic family, the Berezovsky family and the Naumov family will showcase their private collections to the public.
These collections began to take shape more than 40 years ago, even during the Soviet times.
The public will be able to see paintings, graphics, sculptures, applied art and numismatics, including works by Aivazovsky, Bakst, Vrubel, Kustodiev, Petrov-Vodkin and Repin.The exhibition will run until June 10, so do not hesitate to visit the Benois Wing when in the Russian Museum!
On April, 11th, in the Lower Park of Peterhof, the technical launch of fountains was held. Shortly before that, a snowfall covered St. Petersburg and its suburbs.
Weather forecasters noted that “winter has returned to the city for a couple of hours”.
Numerous eyewitnesses have shared on social networks unusual photos of working fountains partly covered with snow. Peterhof's authorities noted that that all fountains will begin work on April 27, and on May 18 the traditional Spring Fountain Festival will be held.
Spring came to St. Petersburg in mid-March - the air temperature does not fall below zero anymore. Despite this, on March 26 and April 8 snowflakes covered the city.
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