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MOSCOW, November 4. The Avito service began blocking advertisements that sell bracelets for places in line to buy tickets to the Nutcracker ballet at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, as well as blocking accounts that circumvent the rules of the service, the company’s press service reported.
“We block all advertisements for the sale of bracelets for places in line to purchase tickets. If we see that someone is trying to circumvent these rules, their account will be blocked,” the press service said.
Earlier, the Bolshoi Theater published a special pre-sale program for tickets for performances of the ballet “The Nutcracker” on its official website due to increased demand for the performance. According to the sales schedule, for performances on December 23-28, pre-sale of tickets will begin at the theater box office from November 4, and on the website from November 5. Ticket sales for productions on December 29-31 will start on November 11 and 12 at the box office and on the website, respectively. Tickets for performances during the January holidays from January 2 to 7 will be available for purchase on November 18 and 19. At the second stage, tickets remaining after pre-sale at the box office will be available for purchase on the website and at the theater box office.
On Saturday morning there were several queues outside the theater, in the first there were people waiting for bracelets, and in the second there were people who had already stood in line for tickets. People standing in it noted that the line for bracelets yesterday was chaotic. Previously, according to one of the customers, tickets were purchased from lists and notebooks compiled by volunteers. According to her, this was not the case this year.
Later, advertisements appeared on Avito for the sale of tickets and bracelets for places in line at the box office for the ballet, the price varies from 15 to 50 thousand rubles, the advertisements said. Another ad offers pre-order tickets to The Nutcracker. A certain agency promises tickets with an advance payment of 50% of the total cost. They ask you to send the series and number of passports of those for whom tickets will be purchased, as well as wishes for dates and places.
Earlier, the head of the State Duma Committee on Culture, Elena Yampolskaya, stated that there is no need for new legislative norms in connection with queues for the Nutcracker, since everything has already been regulated, and advised contacting law enforcement agencies.