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Russian Museum

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DURATION: 1 h 30 min — 2 h


The State Russian Museum is the largest museum of Russian art in St. Petersburg and the 2nd largest in this country after the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. It was founded by the last Emperor, Nickolas II, in 1895, and is located in Mikhailovsky palace. It has more than 400.000 exhibits including about 6000 icons, the variety of paintings and sculptures. The museum represents the canvases of Ilya Repin, Ivan Shishkin, Constantine Savitsky and other artists who belonged to the Association of Travelling Art Exhibits (Peredvizhniki). These masterpieces are the examples of Russian realistic art started in the 1860s. The canvases by the artists Vrubel, Serov, Nesterov, and others represent the turn to the art of the 20 th century when several artistic movements seceded in Russia: “World of Art”, “Alliance of Russian artists”, “Blue Rose”. So, the permanent museum exhibitions represent the development of Russian artistic schools from the ancient times up to the 20 th century.


Cost includes:

  • guide's service
  • museum tickets and photo permission


Transfer can be arranged upon your request.

Transfer is 50 EUR per minivan, 70 EUR per minibus for 10-20 people.

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