Within the Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad, Russian regions will take part in the "Museum Night - 2013" event to celebrate International Museum Day which traditionally takes place on May 18. Visitors to museums and galleries across 30 Russian regions, including Sochi, will enjoy various exhibitions, theatrical performances, concerts, master classes, photo shoots, and many more. The event is aiming at revealing the richness of the each region’s cultural heritage and engaging people to visit museums in their own cities.
To be open to public is the motto of the "Museum Night" around the world. All night, without a break, the best museums in Russia will be open, and entry to most permanent exhibitions of all state and municipal museums will be free of charge.
Each of the 30 regions involved in the event will present a special program of events.
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The "Museum Night" event was initiated by the UNESCO International Council of Museums. Since 1997, the event has been held annually in European cities. In 2002, the project was implemented for the first time in Russia.
The fourth year of the Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad is devoted to museums. Just as during the previous years, the organizers of the first ever winter Games in Russia's history will be presenting hundreds of top cultural events to the public.
The Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad is a unique project by the organizers of the Games, offering the best cultural events in the country. In 2014, visitors to the Olympic host city will not only be able to evaluate the sporting competitions, but also Russia's cultural diversity at dozens of performance venues located in Sochi and Krasnaya Polyana. Since 2010, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, along with dozens of regions around the country, has been carefully selecting the best that Russian culture has to offer.