Mordovian Drama Theatre

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Right across from the museum is the Mordovian Drama Theatre. The story of the republic's national theatre tradition began in the 1930s with a performance of Alexander Ostrovsky’s 19th-century play “The Storm” in the Erzia language. This particular theatre building was constructed in 2007 on a spot previously occupied by a two-storey pre-revolutionary building, home to Saransk’s first movie theatre.