The regional branch of the Russian Geographical Society in Krasnodar will have its own office. The city administration gave the old merchant's mansion built in 1895 to the geographers.
The floor area of the building which is located in the main street of the capital of Kuban - the Red street - is almost 500 square meters. Recently, there was a military commissariat of the central district of Krasnodar. The mansion has protected status, it is an object of cultural heritage of the city and is listed in a special public register.
In the future, the House of Geography will accommodate the Museum of geography, a library, an archive, an exhibition hall, a media studio and work space. Scientific, museum, library and archival collections, collected in almost 70 years of activity of the Krasnodar regional branch of the Russian Geographical Society will be stored here. In addition, the office is planned to be decorated with the thematic exhibition, which will include exhibits and publications collected thanks to large-scale projects of the branch.
"The headquarters will be the new scientific, educational, cultural and social center, not only for Kuban, but for Russian South", - said chairman of the branch Ivan Chaika.
The building is being reconstructed now. The renovation of the facade and the roof is carried out by the city administration. And the regional branch with the support of partners will reconstruct the interior and create exposures.
"For us, our your new own home is a landmark event. For the first time in the history of the Krasnodar regional branch of the Russian Geographical Society, we have our own building! This was preceded by a long and laborious work, but the results exceeded all our expectations - said Ivan Chaika. - From the bottom of my heart I thank Krasnodar Mayor Vladimir Evlanov. Strong support was provided by Honorary President of the Russian Geographical Society, Academician Vladimir Kotlyakov, First Vice-President of the Society Arthur Chilingarov and representatives of the Executive Directorate of the Russian Geographical Society".