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Moscow is installing public Wi-Fi at some of its most-visited cemeteries

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Moscow authorities announced a plan today to bring free Wi-Fi to some of the country's most-visited cemeteries, The Guardian reports. Public Wi-Fi will come to three cemeteries next year before expanding to cover Russia's 133 cemeteries, if the project is successful.

The government hopes the public Wi-Fi will encourage visitors to the Vagankovo, Troyekurovo, and Novodevichy cemeteries to look up facts about the famous people buried there, like Anton Chekhov, Nikita Khrushchev, and Boris Yeltsin. "These cemeteries are like open-air museums," Lilya Lvovskaya, a spokesperson for the service that runs Moscow’s graveyards said in a statement, according to The Guardian.

The Novodevichy and Vagankovo cemeteries already have GPS systems implemented so guests can easily find their way to certain graves.