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RAPHAEL'S MASTERPIECE IN THE HERMITAGE MUSEUM

22 July 2021

The painting The Beautiful Gardener, also known as Madonna and Child with Saint John the Baptist, by Raphael was delivered from the Louvre Museum (Paris) to the Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg). From 21 July to 19 September Raphael's masterpiece can be seen in the Apollo Hall of the Winter Palace.
ITALIAN AND RUSSIAN FUTURISM IN ST. PETERSBURG

19 July 2021

The exhibition “Italian Futurism from the Mattioli Collection and Russian cubo-futurism from the Russian Museum and private collections” was launched in Mikhailovsky Castle in St. Petersburg on 15 July. Within the framework of the exhibition it is possible to see the works of Burliuk, Malevich, Modigliani and other famous artists.

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Armenia

Armenia covers an area of 29.74 thousand square kilometers and hasn’t any access to the sea. It is bordered on the North by Georgia, on the East by Azerbaijan, on the West and South by Turkey. Armenia is a mountainous country. The capital is Yerevan. 
Armenia is one of the most ancient States of Transcaucasia and the first country, which adopted the Christianity as a state religion. The centuries-old Christian tradition, displayed in the numerous monasteries, churches and khachkars (stone statues carved by crosses), the oldest of which is dated by the 4th century BC. Not less interesting are the ancient city-states, whose age is about 3000 years, ancient fortresses and, of course, picturesque mountain landscapes, full of deep gorges, rapid rivers, waterfalls and lakes, among which is the largest lake of the Caucasus - lake Sevan.