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Moscow authorities to offer free Wi-Fi at cemeteries

Moscow authorities seek to lure visitors to city cemeteries with free Wi-Fi

Moscow authorities to offer free Wi-Fi at cemeteries

MOSCOW (AP) -- As part of their campaign to bring Wi-Fi to crowded public spots in the Russian capital, Moscow authorities are connecting up an unlikely new location: cemeteries.

The Moscow city hall said in a statement Thursday that free Wi-Fi will be available at the city's three main cemeteries starting next year.

Artyom Yekimov from a state-owned funeral directors company did not mention the permanent residents of the cemeteries but said Wi-Fi will attract more visitors to the city's' historic cemeteries where many illustrious Russians have found a resting place.

Internet connection will also help visitors to "unwind" at specially designated places in the cemeteries, Yekimov said.

Some 120,000 people are buried in Moscow every year, with a further, smaller number cremated.


Updated : 2021-09-28 19:25 GMT+08:00