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City photos Russian Museum
City photos Russian Museum
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The Russian Museum is first state museum of Russian art in Russia. It was founded in 1895 in St. Petersburg under decree of Emperor Nicholas II in memory of his father, Alexander III. March 7, 1898 the museum was opened. The Russian Museum in St. Petersburg is one of the largest museums in Russia, which houses a collection of 400,000 items. The museum contains works of all the major schools of Russian art from the 9th to 20th century. This is a unique repository of art treasures, the center of cultural and educational work. The museum participates in international auctions to purchase the most valuable works of art. The collection is constantly growing up. It includes old Russian painting, old Russian crafts, painting of 18-20 centuries, sculptures, drawings, watercolor works, prints, decorative art, numismatics and modern painting. The most valuable collections include the collection of monuments of ancient Russia, numbering more than 18,000 exhibits. This is a collection of facsimiles of medieval frescoes and the collections of the old Russian sewing, as well as icons. A unique collection is the collection of artworks by such masters as Levitsky, Rokotov, Briullov, Aivazovsky and many others. The main exhibition is located in the Mikhailovsky Palace and Benois Wing, which is part of the palace complex. The Russian Museum leads extensive exhibition activities in Russia and abroad. The museum complex, in addition to the Mikhailovsky Palace and Benois Rossi Wings, also includes the Marble Palace and Stroganov Palace, Mikhailovsky Castle and the unique parks the Summer Garden with a Summer Palace of Peter I and the Mikhailovsky Garden.

Excursions with Russian Museum

Get a glimpse of what St. Petersburg looked like more than 300 years ago during our 4-hour city tour with a visit to Peter and Paul’s fortress. Our City Tour provides a unique opportunity to get familiar with one of the most beautiful cities in Euro

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Explore one of Europe’s most beautiful cities and visit one of its most picturesque sights. You’ll see magnificent Nevsky Prospect, beautiful views of rivers, channels and bridges of “Venice of the North”, marvelous cathedrals, splendid palaces of t

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A relatively young city, St. Petersburg was founded in 1703, and has been playing key role in the history of Russia ever since. Our sightseeing tour will acquaint you with the main architectural and historical monuments of Saint Petersburg. You will

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Proudly called an open-air museum itself, the city of St. Petersburg hosts more than 300 museums dedicated to various spheres of life. Visit one of its jewels – the State Russian Museum that boasts the richest collection of Russian art featuring item

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