Russian Ethnographic Museum

06 Jun , 10:00–17:00
4/1, Inzhenernaya Ulitsa

The Russian Museum of Ethnography is one of the largest ethnographic museums in the world. Its collection includes about 500,000 exhibits.
The museum's expositions allow to see the unique object world of peoples living in the vast expanses of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Siberia and Central Asia. It preserves cultural monuments of 157 peoples of Russia and neighbouring countries.
The Russian Ethnographic Museum is located in a building constructed in the style of Russian neoclassicism. The jewel of the building is the Marble Hall. It was conceived as a memorial hall in honour of Emperor Alexander III. The peculiarity of this monumental structure with an area of about 1000 square metres is the use of only domestic pink marble for decoration. On the perimeter of the Marble Hall there is a high relief frieze depicting representatives of various peoples of the Russian Empire. The sculptors placed on it many figures forming genre scenes from the life of numerous peoples of the Russian Empire, creating a collective image of Russia and emphasizing the idea of ethnic diversity, richness and variety of cultures of the peoples inhabiting it.

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