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Russia to close all federal theaters, museums, symphonies, and circuses

Source: TASS

All cultural institutions operated under the Russian federal government’s umbrella will be closed temporarily amid the COVID-19 pandemic. TASS reported that the country’s Culture Ministry introduced the closures on March 17. It is not yet clear how long they will last.

The Culture Ministry has sent an announcement to all regional governments detailing the shutdown of cultural institutions.

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