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More than fifty paintings by great artists, damaged and taken away from Grozny during the military operations returned to the National Museum of Chechnya after their restoration in Grabar Centre in Moscow. Among them there are paintings by Aivazovsky, Kuindzhi, Zakharov, Shchukin and Tropinin.


Reconstruction of The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts will cost 22 billion rubles. The museum management and the Ministry of Culture presented an updated concept of the Pushkin Museum development.


The Amber Room is a well-known 18th century stone-carving art masterpiece, which was lost track of during the Great Patriotic War.


The Monument of Federal Importance, Paramonovs Warehouses will be reconstructed into the center of contemporary arts with its own spa zone and other facilities.


The Perm Krai is harboring the only Russian museum on the history of political repressions. It is located right in the territory of the former camp for political prisoners.


The officers of Federal Security Service passed 261 coins to Kulikovo Field Museum. Among the coins admitted to the museum are the rarities of different eras and nations. The oldest of them date back to VI-V centuries BC.


Information and educational center of The Russian Museum: the Virtual Branch opened another branch in Kogalym. At present day, 122 The Russian Museum: The Virtual Branch information and educational centers work in Russia, abroad and even in Antarctica. The Kogalym branch becomes a 123-d one.


Saint Petersburg offers an impressive variety of photography museums illustrating the evolution of the world and Russian photography, technologies, art styles, and photographic equipment. The museum of photographic history and some modern art galleries always wait for the new visitors.


The Museum of felt boots, opened on June 28, 2012, consists of more than 200 exhibits. Among them are the old wood-processing machines and tools for the manufacturing of felt boots, and felt boots themselves - record holders and decorated boots, chess in the shape of boots, various goods of wool, felt boots of unusual shapes, a collection of miniature felt boots and many more.


Yekaterinburg is an important cultural centre of Russia. Nowadays, there are several modern galleries that organize and support various art projects there. Here is an overview of museums and art centres, where photo exhibitions are held.


Photo exhibitions are becoming more and more popular, and new photo galleries appear in Moscow. Muscovites as well as the guests of the Russian capital enjoy visiting museums of photography presented in this article.


Stalin's bunker in Moscow was built in 1930s. Its construction was a part of the government program, including ensuring defense capability of the country.


The largest art museum in St. Petersburg dedicated mainly to painting, The Russian Museum is a different example of building a museum collection. Rather than an assembly of all sorts of antiquities as was the case with the Hermitage, the imperial collection at the Russian Museum was tightly focused on the 19th c. Western Art and numismatics. Our guest blogger Irina Kirilov tells the story of the museum.


If you ask the residents of Orenburg or tourists who have visited this city about the most emotionally memorable and impressive place there, they will probably answer that this is a large green park with the area of 200 hectares, dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic war.


If you are interested in contemporary arts and want to see whats new and fresh on the scene of modern arts in Moscow your best choice will be to visit Vinzavod, Flakon, or Garage that have been newly shaped as actual alternatives to traditional art museums.


All kinds of museums are needed and wanted! Obviously, this is the credo of museum enthusiasts in Russia. Apart from classical Russian museums almost every city of this country can nowadays boast some exotic museum exposition, which is worthy of going for a trip to see it.


The House Museum of the great Russian scientist K.E. Tsiolkovsky, the founder of theoretical astronautics, is located on the outskirts of the town of Kaluga near the River Oka. 29 years of life of the scientist are associated with this house. This is where he wrote dozens of major works on aeronautics, aviation, jet propulsion, astronautics and other topics.


It is no secret that literature has always taken a special place in life of Russia, whereas classics of Russian literature are almost cult figures, whose legacy and memory are cherished by many. A whole range of literary museums prompt visitors a deeper insight into lives and creations of outstanding men of letters.


Old-Russian wooden architecture is the embodiment of beauty and truth of Russian being. Magnificent wooden ensembles of town fortresses with their blessed churches and belfries, peasant farmsteads with numerous household constructions, huts and barns represent the world of bygone Russia.



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