Tens of thousands of exhibits on some 300 stands cover all aspects of geology, palaeontology, physical geography, soil ... More
The Earth Science Museum at Moscow State University
Tens of thousands of exhibits on some 300 stands cover all aspects of geology, palaeontology, physical geography, soil science and ecology. The most salient ones are a giant rock crystal with a landscape-like pattern in it, pieces of, 'black smokers' from the ocean floor, samples of moon rock brought by unmanned Soviet missions in the 1970s and fragments of the enormous Sikhote-Alin iron meteorite which slammed into Russia's Far East in 1947. There are exhibitions on seismism, volcanism and the status of the natural environment in Russia, Moscow and the Region of Moscow. The collection here includes numerous oil paintings of Earth-related phenomena and a sculptural gallery of Russian scientists who prominently contributed to the study of planet earth. The museum offers lecture tours in Russian and in English. Admission to it is in groups on pre-arranged basis only.
Acknowledged in 1992 by the President of the Russian Federation as one of Russia's most precious objects of cultural heritage,
The State Russian Museum is home to the largest collection of Russian fine art in the world. Founded in ...
Pavel Tretiakov, collector of some the best work of contemporary artists in Moscow and St. Petersburg, founded this gallery in
1856. His brother Sergei collected French and Dutch masters, and in 1872 they combined their collections and opened this ...
Here you will find themed exhibitions dealing with the Russian Empire such as the takeover by the Bolsheviks, the Civil
War (the Reds versus the Whites), the emergence of Stalinism and the history of the Soviet Union from its ...