Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Statistics of the marking of 300th anniversary of the Battle of Poltava

About 3,500 local inhabitants and guests have visited Poltava Battle Museum during three jubilee days of July 25th, 26th, and 27th, 2009. The museum has received a profit about 22,000 hryvnas (19,000 SEK) from such a big spate of visitors. The daily norm for museum visitors during 2008 was within 70 - 80 visitors and daily profit – 400 hryvnas, respectively. Such numbers testify a fast growing tourist potential of the city. Now the stuff of the museum is thinking about how to make a flow of tourist to the museum grow. About 5,000 foreign tourists visited Poltava to participate marking of 300th anniversary of the Battle of Poltava. Mostly they represented Russia, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, and United States. Poltava received 28 official delegations. About 30,000 spectators attended reconstructed Battle of Poltava around newly built redoubt on the battle field. The City Council has expressed satisfaction over the marking was not politicized in spite of a big difference between Swedish, Russian and Ukrainian point of view on the decisive battle of the Stora Nordiska Kriget.