in St.Petersburg:
Russian Museum
Cathedral of our Lady Kazan
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church Of Christ's Resurrection
Smolny Ensamble
Nikolskiy Naval Cathedral
Peter and Paul Fortress
Summer Gardens
Alexander Nevsky Lavra

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The State Russian Museum is the world's largest museum of Russian art. The museum is housed in four palaces located in the historical center of Saint-Petersburg. Together, these buildings present a retrospective panorama of Russian architecture - Baroque (Stroganov Palace), early and late Neoclassicism (Marble Palace, St. Michael's Palace).

From Nevsky Prospect, the central magistral of Saint-Petersburg, you can enjoy the view of a beautiful building, both monumental and light, with gracious portico of classic Corinthis order. It is the main buildind of the museum on the Art Square, in the Former Palace of Grand Duke Michail Pavlovich ("Mikhailovsky Palace"), which houses the main compositions. If you walk from the main building up to the Nevsky Prospect and then turn to the right, you will see the plastic front of the oldest Stroganov Palace, named after its owners, the Stroganovs. Then you can make a wonderful walk along the embankment of the Moika river. When you come to the Mars Square, to the left you will see the Marble Palace, built in the late Neoclassicism style. And to the right you will see the romantic silhouette of St. Michael's (Engineers) Castle. The Stroganov Palace, Marble Palace and St.Michael's Castle passed awarded to the Russian Museum between 1989 and 1994.

The collection of the Russian Museum numbers some 400,000 works and covers the entire history of Russian fine art from the 10th century to the present day. It reflects virtually every form and genre of art in Russia, including a unique collection of Old Russian icons, works of painting, graphic art and sculpture, decorative and applied art, folk art and numismatics, as well as the world's finest collection of Russian avant-guarde.

Today the unique and comprehensive collection of the Russian Museum is an exceptional opportunity of an all-round, detailed study of the development of artistic ideas and culture in Russia over a period of nearly two and a half centuries.
In 1998 the State Russian Museum celebrates its century jubilee. There was series of exhibitions entitled World Museums and Galleries on the Occasion of the Russian Museum Centenary. Visitors will also be able to see the newly restored halls of its three new palaces. There is also a series of books devoted to the collections and history of the Russian Museum.

Address: Inzhenernaya St., 4
Open: daily, except Tuesdays, from 10a.m. to 6.00p.m.,
on Mondays from 10.00a.m. - 5.00p.m.