The year 1917 turned over the life of the huge Russian empire. February revolution, abdication of the last Russian tsar Nicholas II and the rejection to inherit the crown by great duke Mikhail Aleksandrovich ended the monarchy in our country. As a result, the provisional government came to power.
The October revolution opened a new era in our history. The Winter palace, the former residence of the Russian tsars, even though it was turned into a hospital during World War I, still remained the symbol of imperial power. That’s why the revolutionaries came here and here the provisional government was arrested in October 1917.
This year the state rooms of the Winter palace house the main exhibition of 2017. It tells us about museum and government, museum and revolution, museum buildings and imperial residence of 1917. The motto of the exhibition is “The history happened here.”
Want to feel the atmosphere of that time? Hermitage museum is waiting for you up to February 2018.