The art collection of the Hermitage Museum

The art collection of the Hermitage Museum

The Hermitage Museum in one of the most famous museums in the world and one of the most important tourist attraction in Sankt Petersburg. The museum was founded by Catherine the Great in the second half of the 18th century when she bought 200 paintings from an art dealer and it was located in the Winter palace. The collection was growing quickly and occupied other palaces in Sankt Petersburg as well. Today the permanent art collection of the Hermitage Museum includes approximately 3 milli... [ read more ]

The history of the Hermitage Museum in Sankt Petersburg

The history of the Hermitage Museum in Sankt Petersburg

The Hermitage State Museum is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world and certainly is a sight that must be on the list of every tourist that arrives in Sankt Petersburg. The museum was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great the Empress of Russia and open to the public in 1852. Beside that owns one of the most important art collections in the world, the Hermitage is worth visiting even only for its beautiful and sumptuous interiors. The Winter Palace in particular is real... [ read more ]

25 Must Do in Russia

25 Must Do in Russia

In memory of the war, there is a WWII memorial complex called "To the Heroes of the Stalingrad Battle". This is very well-known all over the former soviet union (FSU) countries as Mamayev Kurgan. This 48 meters tall monument is in Volgograd, has Mother Russia and it stands on a hill crest. The posture is of her raising the sword in the mid air. It is the highest point of the city and its actually a Tatar burial site. Now this open-air museum has 35,000 Russian solders buried altogether there. ... [ read more ]