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TOMSK, Jan 27 – RIA Tomsk. The NKVD Remand Prison Museum in Tomsk on Lenin Avenue, 44 in Tomsk on January 29 will work the last day before closing for reconstruction, the director of the museum Vasily Khanevich told RIA Tomsk on Thursday.
Earlier it was reported that the Russian Foundation for the Commemoration of Victims of Political Repression (Remembrance Foundation) has bought an adjacent building for the Tomsk NKVD Remand Prison Museum. After the renovation, the area of the museum will be doubled, the exposition will be renewed, a café will be opened, and the museum will have interactive authentic cameras. The renovation was scheduled to be completed by spring 2023.
"Right now, the museum works where it does. Saturday (January 29) is the last day of the museum's work in these areas", – said the interlocutor, explaining that since January 30, the museum will be closed for repairs.
Khanevich said that the exhibition "The History of the Gulag. The system and victims" that opened in the Local Lore Museum on January 26 will continue its work during the repair as the main exhibition of the NKVD Remand Prison Museum. The museum is scheduled to be renovated by the end of May 2022.
The Tomsk Memorial Museum NKVD Remand Prison (branch of the Regional Museum of Local Lore) is located in the basement of the building on Lenin, 44, where from 1923 to 1944 there was an internal prison of the Tomsk city department of the NKVD.