Anton Alikhanov recalled that during the President’s visit to the Kaliningrad Region, the local authorities asked him to support the establishment of a culture and museum centre. He explained that the concept for the centre has already been developed: it will comprise a branch of the Bolshoi Theatre, a choreography school, a conservatory, a large museum complex with the involvement of major museums – the Tretyakov Gallery, the Hermitage, the Russian Museum. Two plots of land have already been designated for the centre.
Olga Golodets stressed that the Kaliningrad Region is a special region of Russia, and tourists who visit it see it as an outpost of Russian culture. This is why some of the best examples of Russian culture will be gathered there.
Vladimir Putin emphasised that the project must be discussed with the public and experts and that all provisions must be made for those who will work and study there.