150 million rubles was assigned for the renovation project.
The Museum of the Defense and Siege of Leningrad in Solyanoy Lane in St. Petersburg will open after renovation on September 6, according to the media.
The Government of St. Petersburg decided not to build a new museum commemorating the blockade of Leningrad during World War 2, but develop the existing memorial instead. President Vladimir Putin assigned 150 million rubles ($2.26 million) for the renovation project.
Acting Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov invited those who live in St. Petersburg including school students, veterans, and Blockade survivors to visit the renovated museum and see its expanded exposition.