As of 6 September, Troika card holders will be able to pay for 19 Moscow museums with a Koshelyok ticket or the Troika card, said Deputy Mayor and Head of the Department for Transport and Road Infrastructure Development Maxim Liksutov.
The list of museums accepting the new form of payment includes:
- The State Museum of GULAG History
- The Alexander Ostrovsky House
- The Museum of Russian Popular Print and Naïve Art
- The Moscow State Art Gallery of Ilya Glazunov
- The Moscow Museum of Modern Art
- The Gogol House
- The A3 Gallery
- The Vasily Nesterenko Moscow State Picture Gallery
- The State Exhibition Hall of the Afghan War History
- The State Darwin Museum
- The Vasily Tropinin and Contemporary Moscow Artists Museum
- The Solyanka State Gallery
- The Northern Tushino Park and Museum Complex
- The Tushino Exhibition Hall
- The Gorky Park Museum
- The Sergei Andriyaka Watercolour School
- The T-34 Tank History Museum
- The Arc State Exhibition Hall
- The Vysotsky House at Taganka
Mr Liksutov also noted that the Troika card could now be used as an entrance ticket to 27 cultural institutions. Previously, this was only available for the Children’s Museum, Zaryadye Park, the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Moscow Zoo, the Moscow Planetarium, the Moscow Transport Museum, the skating rinks at VDNKh, and at Gorky Park.
There are plans to expand the list of museums and cultural sites that accept the Troika card as an entrance ticket before the end of the year. This has become possible thanks to cooperation between the Department for Transport and Road Infrastructure Development, the Department of Culture, the Moscow Metro and the Mosgortour.
About 15 other cultural and entertainment sites will be added to the list. Among them are the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, the Moscow-City observation platform, the Space Pavilion (at VDNKh) and the cableway at Vorobyovy Gory.
Before City Day, Muscovites can buy Troika keychains with a unique design: they will be decorated with miniature views of old Moscow by contemporary artist Alexei Shalayev. There will be five design versions. Keychains are on sale at metro information stands. At first, 300 keychains will go on sale and then an additional 10,000 items.