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Russian Museum

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The State Russian Museum, formerly the Russian Museum of His Imperial Majesty Alexander III, is the largest depository of the Russian fine art in St Petersburg. The Russian Federation (Russian: Росси́йская Федера́ция, transliteration: Rossiyskaya Federatsiya or Rossijskaja Federacija), or Russia (Russian: Росси́я, transliteration: Rossiya or Rossija), is a country that stretches over a vast expanse of eastern Europe and northern Asia. ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and Petrograd (Петрогра́д, 1914–1924), is a city located in Northwestern Russia on the delta of the river Neva at the east end of the Gulf of Finland...

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The museum was established on April 13, 1895, upon enthronement of Nicholas II to commemorate his father, Alexander III. Its original collection was composed of artworks taken from the Hermitage Museum, Alexander Palace, and the Imperial Academy of Arts. After the Russian Revolution of 1917, many private collections were nationalized and relocated to the Russian Museum. These included the first and most precious version of Kazimir Malevich's Black Square. A museum is a non-profit making, permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits, for purposes of study, education and enjoyment, the tangible and intangible evidence of people and their environment. ... April 13 is the 103rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (104th in leap years). ... 1895 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Tsar Nicholas II ( 18 May 1868 – 17 July 1918)1 was the last crowned Emperor of Russia. ... Alexander III of Russia - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... The Winter Palace overlooks the Neva River. ... The Alexander Palace is a former imperial palace in Russia. ... The Russian Revolution of 1917 was a political movement in Russia that climaxed in 1917 with the overthrow of the provisional government that had replaced the Russian Tsar system, and led to the establishment of the Soviet Union, which lasted until its collapse in 1991. ... Nationalization is the act of taking assets into state ownership. ... Self-portrait, 1933 Kazimir Severinovich Malevich (Казимир Северинович Малевич, Polish Malewicz, Ukrainian transliteration Malevych, German Kasimir Malewitsch), (February 12, 1878 – May 15, 1935) was a painter and art theoretician, pioneer of geometric abstract art and one of the most important members of the so-called Russian avantgarde. ...


The main building of the museum is the Mikhailovsky Palace, a splendid Neoclassical residence of Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovich, erected in 1819-25 to a design by Carlo Rossi on the Square of Arts in St Petersburg. Some of the halls retain the Italianate opulent interiors (http://www.rusmuseum.ru/ru/museum/shtml/16.shtml) of the former imperial residence. Other buildings assigned to the Russian museum include the Summer House of Peter I (1710-14), the Marble Palace of Count Orlov (1768-85), St Michael's Castle of Emperor Paul (1797-1801), and the Rastrelliesque Stroganov Palace (http://www.enlight.ru/camera/248/index_e.html) on the Nevsky Prospect (1752-54). Neoclassicism (sometimes rendered as Neo-Classicism or Neo-classicism) is the name given to quite distinct movements in the visual arts, literature, theatre, music, and architecture. ... Peter I Emperor and Autocrat of All Russia Peter I (Pyotr Alekseyvich) (9 June 1672–8 February 1725 [30 May 1672–28 January 1725 O.S.1]) ruled Russia from 7 May (27 April O.S.) 1682 until his death. ... Count Grigory Orlov Orlov is the name of a Russian noble family which produced several distinguished statesmen, diplomatists and soldiers. ... Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli (1700-71) was the most important baroque architect working in Russia. ... Nevsky Prospect, or the Neva Avenue (Russian: Íåâñêèé ïðîñïåêò), is the main thoroughfare in the city of St Petersburg. ...


External link

Official site of the Russian Museum (http://www.rusmuseum.ru/eng/)


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The State Russian Museum, formerly the Russian Museum of His Imperial Majesty Alexander III, is the largest depository of the Russian fine art in St Petersburg.
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The main building of the museum is the Mikhailovsky Palace, a splendid Neoclassical residence of Grand Duke Mikhail Pavlovich, erected in 1819-25 to a design by Carlo Rossi on Square of Arts in St Petersburg.
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