Cemeteries in Moscow to offer free Wi-Fi in 2016

By Daniel Uria
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MOSCOW, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Moscow's government has decided to provide free Wi-Fi services at certain funeral homes in 2016.

The service is set to launch in the first half of 2016 and come to cemeteries in Vagankovskoye, Troyekurovskoye and Novodevichy.


Artem Ekimov of Ritual funeral home in Moscow explained that Internet access can make certain needs, such as navigating the funeral grounds, easier.

"Online every person interested in the identity of the buried or the monument of his grave will be able to obtain the necessary information in the network," he said. "In addition, the internet will allow you to download a map of the cemetery."

Cemeteries in Novodevichy and Vagankovskoye had previously been equipped with terminals that allowed visitors to search for the GPS coordinates of certain graves.

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