Russia may prohibit swimming and fishing in water bodies located on the territory of museums. The relevant bill on 5 July the state Duma adopted in the first reading.
The authors of the amendments to article 26-1 of the Federal law “About Museum Fund of the Russian Federation and museums in Russian Federation” and article 6 of the Water code of the Russian Federation became a Senator of the Federation Council headed by Chairman of the house Valentina Matvienko.
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Presenting a document to colleagues, the member of the Federation Council Sergei Rybakov explained that the restriction would apply to the coastal strips, if they are located in the territories of museums-reserves. “We are talking about museums-national parks, not museums. And 12 museums now have access to the water territory,” — said the Senator.
According to him, now the Peterhof Museum-reserve claims and he offered to install additional fencing. According to the Water code of the Russian Federation, citizens have the right to have access to water objects of common use and free to use for personal and domestic needs, unless otherwise stipulated by Federal laws.
“The rights of citizens is not limited, while minimizing possible damage that may be caused to museums, nature reserves,” — said Rybakov. He added that the amendments will allow to protect the unique natural objects in the Museum-reserves from negative human impacts and to preserve unique flora and fauna.
In Russia today there are more than 100 museums. Among them the Moscow Kremlin Museums, State Lermontov Museum-reserve “Tarkhany”, the Museum-estate of Leo Tolstoy “Yasnaya Polyana”, the Rostov-Yaroslavl architecture and art Museum-reserve, Yalta mountain forest natural reserve of the Solovetsky state historical-architectural and natural Museum-reserve.
According to the materials: pnp.ru