Industry Updates

JANUARY 2021

The New Kremlin Museum – part of renewed Armory Chamber, opens in central Moscow

The new museum – part of the Moscow Kremlin museum ensemble, moves Armory Chamber collection from Kremlin territory to the building of Middle Shopping Arcade located between The Red Square and Zariadie park. The project of the museum displacement operates under the direction of architectural bureau Meganom and Nowadays. The collaborative project by these bureaus transforms the building of Middle Shopping Arcarde to make it more suitable for placed collections.

Accordingly to the project, the new museum contains two-part – historical and modern. Historical part located in the reconstructed historical building of Middle Shopping Arcarde, other part – in absolutely new building closed from the streets by original facade of XIX century. All exhibition spaces connected with each other by glass bridges, allowed to visitors moving freely between halls.

The historical part also includes offices for staff and an educational center for children. There are café, restaurants, and halls for events with a view to the Red Square.

The collection of the New Kremlin Museum is the most of the Armory exhibits, which moved from the Kremlin walls, leaving only the Tsar’s regalia and carriages in the old building. 3,500 items are being moved to the restored building of the Middle Trading Rows near GUM: Byzantine antiquities, Russian art of the 12th - 17th centuries, Porcelain, Silver, Ambassadors' gifts, Modern jewelry art, etc. - which will be located in 500 showcases.

The building works will end in 2021, moving collections and interior outfitting will take 1 year. The museum will be opened for visitors in 2023. The new museum will allow seeing almost all collection of Armory Chamber, at the same time in the nowadays Kremlin Museum there is the possibility to see just 30% of all collection.

Middle Trading Arcade building story starts from the XVI century royal decree publishing obligated sellers to build stone arcades in the district where had been extensive trade from the XIV century. Three-quarters of stalls were formed into arcades at that time: Upper, Middle and Lower. After the fire of 1812 Upper and Middle trading rows have been rebuilding by architect O.Bove for 4 years.

Buildings are dilapidated, and the architectural appearance of the Red Square changed after the construction of the Historical Museum building at the end of the XIX century. The idea of the renovation of the Arcades has aroused. At first , the Upper Arcade was remodeled by architect A. Pomerantcev in 1888-93, then the Middle Arcade was reconstructed by architect R. Klein in 1893.

After 1917 the Middle Arcade building housed the second house the Revolutionary Military Council. Prior to 2000, the complex was managed by the Ministry of Defense. Large-scale architectural projects for the demolition of all the Arcades were developed since the beginning in the 1930s. The Lower Arcade was demolished in the 1960s. Middle Arcade is  now rebuilt, all four inner buildings were demolished and the central part was partially redesigned.

In 2000, the Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Federal Complex" Kremlin ", the subordinate of the President administration, acted as the main customer of reconstruction of the Middle Trading Arcade. Hotel complex was supposed to be built on its basis. Terms of Delivery repeatedly postponed. In June 2012, Russian President proposed to transfer the Middle Shopping Arcade to "Moscow Kremlin" museum.

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 If you need assistance with getting tickets or private tour in St. Isaac Cathdral or other museums, or hotel accommodation you can always ask team of Tsar Events. Also we can help you with planning your special event, cultural or incentive program, conference and congress in Moscow or St. Petersburg.

Tsar Events Destination Management Company & Professional Congress Organizer provides all MICE services in all Russian cities.

Tsar Events Russia DMC & PCO is existing on the market already 10 years and we have very long list of satisfied clients and successful events.

We can help you in RUSSIA, UKRAINE, BALTIC STATES, BELARUS with any MICE needs. and with planning, organizing and operating of:

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Why Tsar Events Russia DMC & PCO?

  1. The only CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) in Russia. Managing Director & Founder of the company Alexander Rodionov is the only CMP in the country (since 2010)
  2. The first DMCP (Destination Management Certified Professional) in Russia! Managing Director & Founder of the company Alexander Rodionov is the first DMCP in the country (since 2011)
  3.  The only CITP (Certified Incentive Travel Specialist) in Russia. Managing Director & Founder of the company Alexander Rodionov is the only CITP in the country (since 2019)
  4.  We are the only company in Russia where all project managers are CIS (Certified Incentive specialist) - since 2019
  5.  We are the first Accredited Destination Management Company (ADMC) in Russia (since 2015).
  6.  We wrote book Russia Survival Guide - first Book-instruction for Meeting planners who is organizing event in Russia. Published in 2013 and available online and in bookstores (sold more than 20 000 books).
  7.  We created Russia Survival Guide Vlog – first Russian MICE Theme YouTube Channel with instructions for Meeting planners who is organizing event in Russia (since 2018, more than 300,000 views)
  8.  We are winner of 4 (four!) World Travel Awards in category Russia’s Leading Destination Management company
  9.  Winner of ADME International Recognition Award 2016 in category Destination Management Professional of the Year, won by Alexander Rodionov, DMCP, CMP, CITP, Managing Director & Founder of Company
  10.  We are winner of ADMEI Achievements Award 2020 in nomination «Best Tour Program» with incentive BMW Baltics «Dreamland Program» in Moscow
  11.  We are finalist of ADMEI Excellence Award 2020 in nomination «Excellence in Meeting Services» with SPIMUN 2019 (St. Petersburg International Model United Nations Conference)
  12. We are finalist of ADMEI Excellence Award 2016 in nomination «Excellence in Entertainment Production» with SPIMUN 2015 (St. Petersburg International Model United Nations Conference)
  13.  We are finalist of ADMEI Excellence Award 2019 in nomination «Excellence in Cultural and Tradition Integration» with our event Gala Dinner at Moscow GUM for FIFA World Cup 2018 Coca Cola Global Hospitality Program
  14.  We are the first Russian DMC opened Franchised office outside of Russia opening Tsar Events Panama DMC & PCO providing services in Panama Republic
  15.  We organized more than 600 events during 10 years of providing MICE services in Russia, CIS countries and Panama
  16.  We provided service for more than 90000 clients during 10 years working in Russia, CIS countries and Panama
  17.  We are helping to develop MICE industry in Russia collaborating with local Travel universities and colleges providing work places for students and graduates
  18.  Our Project Manager Ekaterina Antonova, CIS is the winner of 2019 Linda Thompson Memorial Scholarship supported by ADME International
  19.  We are promoting and supporting responsible consuming during planning and program execution process selecting only suppliers and activities answering ethical and ecological requirements
  20.  Together with local public schools we are supporting new generation and promoting United Nations values organizing annual non-profit event - SPIMUN (St. Petersburg International Model United Nations Conference) during 10 years already
  21.  Our team members never stop personal and professional development regularly participating in global MICE industry educational events like SITE Global conferences, MPI WEC, ICCA Annual congress
  22.  Every week we are creating for you new concepts, themes, and activities and select venues vetting and choosing the best suppliers in our destinations
  23.  We are small company (only 9 team members) and every projects becomes our “baby” and every clients becomes our family member for life