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Elgin Marbles Come to Hermitage Museum

Elgin Marbles Come to Hermitage Museum

Famous Elgin Marbles on Display at Hermitage Museum The British Museum has sent the famous Elgin Marbles on loan to the Hermitage Museum. British Museum Director Neil MacGregor announced recently that the river god Ilissos, one of the statues from the Elgin Marbles, has been lent to the State Hermitage Museum. Also called the Parthenon […]

Florentine Mosaic Exhibition in Pavlovsk Palace

Florentine Mosaic Exhibition in Pavlovsk Palace

Pavlovsk Palace near St Petersburg, Russia is the summer residence of one of the happiest couples among the Russian monarchs — Paul I and his wife Maria Fyodorovna — are known for its exquisite style of both -the outside architecture and its interiors. For Maria Fyodorovna, under whose guidance worked famous European and […]

Exhibition at the Museum of Political History in St Petersburg

Exhibition at the Museum of Political History in St Petersburg

The museum of Political History of Russia is situated on the Petrogradskaya Island in St Petersburg. It is the main cultural center representing documents and artifacts of the turbulent 20th century history of Russia. It occupies two significant buildings created in art-nouveau style — one that used to belong to the outstanding Russian […]

Orthodox Rus Exhibition in St Petersburg

Orthodox Rus Exhibition in St Petersburg

The history of the Russian Orthodox Church was and always will be be an integral part of Russian history. Since 988 when Prince Vladimir adopted Christianity in Kievan Rus’ the Church was one of the most powerful institutions in the country. Even today when the Russian Federation is a secular […]

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