A vote was held in the Active Citizen portal, where the Moscow residents expressed their opinion on the programme for the preservation of cultural heritage “1 Ruble per 1 Square Metre”. A total of 208,545 people took part in the voting, and over 70 per cent of the participants supported the programme, the official website of the Moscow Mayor reported.
In the voting, it was offered to select the 13 best building restoration projects that were implemented with the help of investors. The Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy, Property, and Land Relations, Vladimir Efimov, noted that thanks to the programme investors have the opportunity to rent cultural heritage objects at a reduced cost.
“Since the beginning of the programme, the winners of the auctions have rented more than 32 such facilities on favourable terms, more than half of them already have hotels, restaurants, shops, medical and educational centres,” Efimov said.
Thus, more than 73 per cent of the Muscovites who voted called the programme useful for the city. It is noted that the cast-iron pavilion of a tram stop at the beginning of the 20th century in the Timiryazevsky district of Moscow became the leader among the projects implementedunpref der the erential programme (it received over 20 per cent of the votes).
More than 13 per cent of the votes were given to the main house of the estate of A. P. Sytin, in third place occupies the wooden estate of the nobleman E. A. von Behrens.