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FAVOURED BY CLIO. HEROES AND VILLAINS IN RUSSIAN HISTORY.

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  • JSFC Sistema
Nikolai Bruni. Grand Princess St. Olga. 1901.
8 december 2010—16 may 2011
The exhibition is devoted to the Russian rulers, politicians, military leaders, priests, mutineers, impostors, revolutionists, men of culture – the main actors of the imposing drama named Russian History, embracing the period from the “Vocation of the Varangians” to the 1980’s. Among the heroes of the works there is Alexander Nevsky, Dmitri Donskoy, Ivan Grozny, Stepan Razin, Peter the Great, Pavel the First, Gregory Rasputin, Vladimir Lenin, Iosif Stalin, Nikita Khrushchev, Leonid Bregnev. The people and common to all mankind ideas about good and evil, sanctity and sin, nobility and guile, heroism and cowardice are reflected in the images of the famous historical figures.

The exhibition includes the paintings, graphic works, sculptures, applied art works from the collections of the Russian Museum, the State Hermitage, the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Historical Museum, the State Museum of Political History, the Scientific-research Museum of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts, the Ilya Glazunov Gallery and other museums of St Petersburg and Moscow.

Marcus Antokolsky. Nestor the Chronicler. After 1890. Ivan Pelevin. Ivan the Terrible Over the Body of the Son Slain by Him. 1877. Boris Grigoriev. Portrait of Kachalov in the Role of Tsar Theodore Ioannovich. 1923. Valentin Serov. Peter the Great. 1907. Alexander Makovsky. Portrait of Konstantin Pobedonostsev, Ober-Procurator of the Holy Synod. 1899. Nikolai Ge. Portrait of the Writer Leo Tolstoy. 1884. Ilya Repin. Portrait of Alexander Kerensky. 1918. Paolo Trubetskoi. Portrait of Grand Duchess Elizaveta Fyodorovna. 1898. Statuette. Dmitry Zhilinsky. Svyatoslav Richter Playing. 1985. Mark Klionsky. Portrait of Mstislav Rostropovich. 1994.

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Gifts to the Russian Museum from Artists and Collectors. Selected Works. 1898–2019

Gifts to the Russian Museum from Artists and Collectors. Selected Works. 1898–2019

29 july—14 november 2020

To mark the 125th anniversary of the Russian Museum, such an exhibition will be shown in all of its palaces, bringing together items of different epochs and donors, including the imperial family (Alexander III, Nicholas II, Grand Dukes), famous patrons of the arts and many others. General sponsor of the exhibition - VTB Bank.

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Memory! Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War

Memory! Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War

9 may—14 november 2020

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Victory Day, the Russian Museum announced an exhibition called "Memory! Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War" which will be held in the Benois Wing.

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