Moscow Bringing WiFi to the Dead

Cemeteries' connection will likely bring visitors, too
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 10, 2015 11:42 AM CST
Moscow Bringing WiFi to the Dead
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visits a cemetery in Moscow, Sunday, May 24, 2009.   (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Pool)

As part of their campaign to bring WiFi to crowded public spots in the Russian capital, Moscow authorities are connecting up an unlikely new location: cemeteries. The Moscow city hall said Thursday that free WiFi—or as NPR calls it, Die-Fi—will be available at the city's three main cemeteries starting next year. A rep for a state-owned funeral directors company did not mention the permanent residents of the cemeteries but said WiFi will attract more visitors to the city's historic spots where many illustrious Russians have found a resting place. It will also help them "unwind," he said. (More WiFi stories.)

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