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Having scanned the code, the user is taken to the Discover Moscow portal, where one can read the historical background, as well as study media materials.

On the facades of the State Central Theater Museum named after A.A. Bakhrushin and the House of Culture named after I.V. Rusakov, plates with a QR code appeared. Having scanned them using a smartphone, you can go to the site “Get to know Moscow” and read information about these cultural sites.

Plates are installed by agreement and under the control of the Moscow City Heritage Site. They are installed on architectural monuments with the status of cultural heritage sites and identified cultural heritage sites, as well as on other historical buildings.

“In total, this year 200 new plaques have been installed on cultural heritage sites, which include city estates, monuments of civil architecture and religious architecture, including replacing the damaged ones. Among the objects are educational and medical institutions, Orthodox parishes, museums and residential buildings. Thanks to QR codes, you can get acquainted with their history in a few seconds, ”said the headDepartment of Cultural Heritage Alexey Emelyanov.

Information plates with a QR code are made of plastic, their size is 30 by 40 centimeters. The name of the building is indicated on them and the code itself is printed, which can be read using a mobile phone camera or a special application. The sign is attached to the wall with double-sided adhesive tape, and to the fence with clamps. This does not damage buildings.

Having scanned the QR code, the user goes to the page of a specific object on the Discover Moscow website, where you can read the historical information in Russian and English, as well as find out information about the state of the building and get acquainted with archival and modern photographs and videos, and listen to audio recordings.

QR codes can be found on many buildings in the capital, including the Slobodskoy and Lefortovo palaces, the Church of St. Nicholas in Pyzhy, the House of A.F. Losev, 3rd Sokolnichesky School named after A.S. Pushkin, the House of Nirnzee, the building of the Iberian community of sisters of mercy, the Church of John the Warrior. Plates help to inform Muscovites and tourists about the architecture and history of the capital – you just need to stop in front of the building and get your smartphone.

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