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City news, 05.05.2003 15:22

On the birthday of Saint Petersburg the Hermitage will be opened around the clock

The Hermitage museum This was said today at a press-conference in the Hermitage theatre by Michail Piyotrovskiy, Director of the State Hermitage.

"27 May will be an official day of grand opening of the new entry of the Hermitage and halls of Italian renaissance", - said Michail Piyotrovskiy. Music will not stop playing during the day, and the end of the "working day" in the Hermitage will be marked by a big concert of the soloists of the Mariinskiy theatre on the Dvortsovaya palace.

" The Hermitage is very beautiful during white nights and in the past we have been offering closed excursions only. for the first time we decided to give an opportunity to see this magnificence to all, - said Michail Piyotrovskiy.

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