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Every Russian museum is interesting in its own way. It will take much time to visit all of them, but you will get a great pleasure and impression.

Russian Museum Tretyakov Gallery

Tretyakov Gallery is a National Museum of Russian fine arts that displays more than 50 thousand masterpieces created in the X-XX centuries. It is the world's largest collection of Russian art. The merchant and patron of arts Pavel Tretyakov started his personal private collection in 1856, and in 1892 he donated it to the city of Moscow. Thus the Museum was established and named in honor of its founder. In those days, the main part of the collection in the museum consisted of paintings by the so called Peredvizhniki (Movers). They were artists of democratic views, they used art as means for introducing ordinary people to the fine arts, so they moved with their exhibitions from town to town in the provinces and thus got their collective name. The Museum boasts such masterpieces as the icon "Trinity" by Andrey Rublov (XV century), the grandiose canvas by Alexander Ivanov "Appearance of Christ to the people", the painting by Ilya Repin "Ivan the Terrible and his son Ivan" shows the horror of a father who had killed his own son, historical canvases by Vasiliy Surikov, works by the Russian avant-garde artists Malevich, Kandinsky, Rodchenko, Larionov, Goncharova and others.

Russian Museum Hermitage

Hermitage is one of the largest museums in the world. Most of the museum's collection is stationed in the building of the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg. Over 3 million exhibits are collected in the Hermitage museum, representing culture and art of various epochs and peoples. Almost 300 halls of the museum are shared by the Departments of the Primitive Culture, Classical Antiquity, Oriental Art, Numismatics, Jewelry and etc. Among the art treasures of the museum, there is the collection of the West-European art numbering that counts about 600 thousand objects of art exhibits and is considered , one of the best in the world. T, stands out: there are also 120 halls accommodating that accommodate the works by Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Velazquez, Rubens, Rembrandt, Renoir, Matisse, Van Gogh, Picasso and other well-known masters.

Russian Museum Kolomenskoye

Preserve museum Kolomenskoye is a museum placed in the south-east area of Moscow. Since the XIV century it used to be a summer out-of-town residence of Grand Princes of Moscow and Russian Tsars. In the second half of the XVII century, the wooden palace of Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich was built. The palace was a real piece of the art with it is had carved chambers and towers, scaled roofs pillars and, mica windows with gilded window aprons. By those who saw it, it was called the eighth wonder of the world such an exquisite and unbelievable beauty its every feature possessed. Unfortunately time is ruthless and only a small part of the palace complex remained intact, but the Moscow authorities are going to restore the palace according to the extant pictures and drawings. The Church of Ascension in Kolomenskoye (1532 ) is an outstanding landmark of architecture, one of the first hipped churches built of stone in Russia. Kolomenskoye is not only a place for sightseeing. There you can take a walk through the ancient relic oak-wood, where all the trees are 400-600 years old - it's also a natural museum, take a panoramic peek at the river Moscow, try traditional Russian cuisine in the numerous little inns or participate in a folk festival.

Russian Historical Museum Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra

Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra (Sergys Trinity Monastery) in Sergiev Posad near Moscow is the religious orthodox center of Russia and a landmark of the Old Russian architecture. It was based by the monk Sergy of Radonezh in the 30-40s of the XIV century. Russian religious philosopher Paul Florensky wrote: "The Lavra is an artistic portrait of Russia in her whole, in comparison to which any other place is nothing more than a photo Here one gets not only aesthetic impressions, but also the feeling of history and sensation of the national soul". The first stone building in the territory of the monastery is the Trinity Cathedral (1423). There is an iconostasis of XV century with a unique collection of the Old Russian painting in it.

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