- – an invitation ticket.
To celebrate the Day of Russia was not overshadowed by unpleasant events, law enforcement agencies have to carry out very great work. In particular, Red Square is closed for a few days to visit, this is due to the need for a thorough inspection of all facilities to ensure security. In 2012, the square was closed for 5 days — from 8 to 12 June. Immediately on the day of the celebration, the Moscow Kremlin was closed, only the Armory Chamber was opened for access, the entrance was made from the side of the Borovitskaya Tower.
Just because Red Square was closed before the holiday doesn’t mean it was open to all comers on June 12. All passages on it were still blocked, it was possible to access only by invitation ticket. Therefore, many Muscovites who wanted to get to the concert dedicated to the Day of Russia were unable to pass to Red Square. The allegations of free entry by the organizers of the event proved, to put it mildly, not true.
Invitation tickets for the concert were actively distributed in universities among “students of study, activists of student government and winners of the contests.” In some places, free tickets were sold, the price went up to 500 rubles. Especially boyishly they were traded before the start of the concert. Having paid to speculators the specified sum, citizens and guests of the capital mogli – – to get on holiday.
Internet users were somewhat more advantageous, they had the opportunity to find addresses to obtain flyers, $ who, in turn, were already in another place exchanged for an entrance ticket. Finding a logical explanation for such a complex scheme of obtaining a cherished ticket is difficult enough. It is hoped that next year the organizers of the holiday will still go to meet the citizens and guests of the capital and make the entrance to Red Square truly free.