Residents in Moscow already enjoy free wireless internet in cafes and on the metro system but now authorities in the city have also decided to bring WiFi to a more unusual setting – some of its cemeteries.

The free services are set to start working next year for visitors of the Vagankovo, Troyekurovo and Novodevichy cemeteries, where the likes of author Anton Chekhov, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and the first Russian president, Boris Yeltsin, are buried.

“These cemeteries are like open-air museums,” Lilya Lvovskaya, a spokeswoman from city-run funeral service Ritual, which runs Moscow’s graveyards, told AFP. “People often come and find themselves standing in front of a grave and want to know more about the person lying there.”

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