There are about 5 million students in Russia. Now they are allowed to visit a state or municipal museum for free not less than once a month. As student ombudsman Artyom Khromov said to Rossiyskaya Gazeta the legislation has been updated with necessary amendments which come into effect these days.
Information about students’ free museum visits was excluded from the latest edition of the Law of the Russian Federation on Education.
‘Museums could decide on their own whether to allow free visits for students or not. As a result most of museums didn’t offer such an opportunity,’ said Artyom Khromov to RG. ‘Now museums have to do it at least once a month.’
Likely, some museums will set up two or even three days for free visits during a month. Most of museums already have some privileges for students. Students have had an opportunity to visit the Hermitage for free for a long time. This museum has even staked out days for free entry for all citizens.
By the way, European most state museums have reduced payment for students from all countries. Some of them, for example, the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay are free for youth. The theatres have student season tickets.