27 Dec 2019 19:20

Museum devoted to 1980 Olympics to be created in Red Square

MOSCOW. Dec 27 (Interfax) - The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) is working on creating a museum on the Red Square where artefacts of the 1980 Olympics in Moscow will be displayed.

"The Moscow government backed the idea of the honored president of the Russian Olympic Committee, honored IOC member Vitaly Smirnov and promised to provide comprehensive support. We are also working on a museum project where artifacts from the 1980 Olympics will be displayed. It will open its doors in the very heart of Moscow, on the Red Square, so that everyone can touch history," Roman Markov, the head of the ROC directorate for events marketing and communications, was quoted by the ROC press service as saying.

"International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach plans to attend the celebrations," Markov said.

The celebrations of the 14th anniversary of the Moscow Olympics are expected to be conducted on the Big Sports Arena in Luzhniki on July 4, 2020.