The Natural Architectural and Archaeological Museum-Reserve “Divnogorye” entered the top 50 museums popular with Russian people, the Press Service of the Department of Culture reported on Tuesday, December 4. The museum took the 23rd position. “My Favorite Museum” contest was announced on “Культура.РФ” portal in early November.

More than 1.6 thousand museums took part in the contest. The first place was taken by the museum and exhibition complex “New Jerusalem” (the Moscow Region). Among the leaders of online voting are The Victory Museum (Moscow), the State Museum-Monument “St. Isaac’s Cathedral” (St. Petersburg), the Rakhmaninov Manor-Museum “Ivanovka” (the Tambov Region), the Azov Historical-Archaeological and Paleontological Museum-Reserve (the Rostov Region), Altai State Titov Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics (Altai Territory), “Melikhovo” State Literary-Memorial Museum-Reserve of Chekhov (the Moscow Region), Kirillo-Belozersky Museum-Reserve (the Vologda Region).

The winners of the first all-Russian national online voting “My Favorite Museum” will be awarded at the official ceremony, which will be held before the end of 2018.