"The park's set-up assumes that there is a beach area," said the city administrator. "We had the place cleaned, divers explored the bed. We are waiting for approvals fr om all the authorities, including the Russian consumer protection agency Rospotrebnadzor. If everything is OK, the beach will open this summer."
Now the million-plus city has only two beaches wh ere swimming is allowed. It is Druzhba Beach at Kapustina Street adjacent to Druzhba Park (Voroshilovsky district) and a beach on Zeleny Island (Proletarsky district). They are fully equipped to ensure safe summer recreation.