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State Historical Museum, Moscow

State Historical Museum is the largest national museum of Russia. Its collections have been forming for more than 100 years and now contain over 4.5 million items. Architect Vladimir Sherwood and engineer Anatoly Semenov created the building of the museum on Red Square. It was opened for visitors in June 1883 during the celebrations of Emperor Alexander III coronation. The exposition starts in a majestic Ceremonial Entrance Hall (Paradnye seny) with “The Genealogical Tree of Russian Rulers” painted on the vaults. The first halls (1–7) introduce ancient history: the development of human civilization in Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages. Exhibits of the following seven halls (8–14) illustrate the epoch of Old Russian state. Archaeological artifacts, written and pictorial monuments, manuscripts, icons tell us about the momentous events in the history of Russia: adoption of Christianity, feudal division, fighting against foreign invaders. The exposition of 15–21 halls is devoted to the theme of the centralized state formation, expansion of its borders. The halls of the second floor (22–35) show us the great history of Russian Empire in the 18th–20th centuries.

Source: shm.ru
Exhibitions
Museum's collection
Konstantin Makovsky. Portrait of Princess Zinaida Nikolaevna Yusupova in Russian costume
10
Konstantin Makovsky
1900-th , 92×71 cm
Konstantin Korovin. Moskvoretsky bridge
5
Konstantin Korovin
1914, 104×134 cm
Vasily Vasilyevich Vereshchagin. "On the road. Retreat, flight..."
2
Vasily Vasilyevich Vereshchagin
1890-th , 179×303 cm
Alexey Petrovich Antropov. Portrait Of Elizaveta Romanovna Vorontsova
2
Alexey Petrovich Antropov
1762
Vasily Grigorievich Perov. The Court Pugachev
5
Vasily Grigorievich Perov
1875, 150×238 cm
Vasily Vasilyevich Vereshchagin. In a conquered Moscow ("the Arsonists or Shooting in the Kremlin")
1
Vasily Vasilyevich Vereshchagin
1898, 86×112 cm
Генрих Ипполитович Семирадский. Funeral noble virus in Bulgar
1
Генрих Ипполитович Семирадский
1883, 380×540 cm
Vasily Andreevich Tropinin. Portrait of Count N. P. Panin
3
Vasily Andreevich Tropinin
1830-th
Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov. After the battle of Kulikovo
1
Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov
52×99 cm
Nikolay Nikolaevich Karazin. Illumination of the Kremlin during the celebrations for the coronation of Emperor Nicholas II
2
Nikolay Nikolaevich Karazin
1896
Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov. Portrait Of Vladimir Golitsyn
4
Valentin Aleksandrovich Serov
1906, 115×92 cm
Karl Gampeln. Bookmark Moskvoretsky bridge
2
Karl Gampeln
1830
Vasily Vasilyevich Vereshchagin. In the assumption Cathedral
2
Vasily Vasilyevich Vereshchagin
1890-th , 132×112 cm
Vasily Vasilyevich Vereshchagin. In The Kremlin
2
Vasily Vasilyevich Vereshchagin
1890-th
Vasily Vasilyevich Vereshchagin. Napoleon and Marshal Lauriston ("Peace at all costs!")
1
Vasily Vasilyevich Vereshchagin
1900, 131×146 cm
Alexander Pavlovich Bryullov. Portrait of Empress Alexandra Feodorovna
1
Alexander Pavlovich Bryullov
1830-th
Karl Gampeln. A walk in Ekaterinhof May 1
2
Karl Gampeln
1825, 9.3×1000 cm
Karl Gampeln. Troika
1
Karl Gampeln
1850
Isaac Brodsky. Speech by VI. Lenin at a meeting of workers Putilov factory in May 1917
1
Isaac Brodsky
1929, 280×555 cm
Giovanni Boldini. Portrait of Count S. P. Zubov
2
Giovanni Boldini
1913, 186×116.5 cm
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