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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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Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod is a medieval city, located in western Russia, four hundred kilometers from Moscow. It is located on the banks of the Volga and Oka rivers. It is a main stopover point for tourist cruises that travel the course of the Volga River. Nizhny Novgorod has a well-preserved old center. UNESCO includes Nizhny Novgorod in the list of the 100 cities of the world that represent the historical and cultural value of the world. Between its founding in 1221 and the 14th century it was burned and ruined seven times by the tribes and armies of the Tatars. But after each invasion the people restored and renovated the city.

Apart from the Kremlin of Nizhny Novgorod, located on a hill above the Volga, which offers great views to the north and west, the main attractions are the Tower of St. Dimitrius and the Bolshaya Pokrovskaya street, a pedestrian street, full of historical buildings, shops , banks, theaters, and restaurants.

There is also an art museum in Nizhny Novgorod which was founded in 1896, it has more than 10,000 exhibits. Ancient Russian art is present in unique paintings and icons from the 14th to the 19th century. The museum is divided into: ancient Russian art, modern Russian art and Eastern European art. All styles and trends are represented. The museum has a rich collection of costumes, various arts, glassware, and porcelain.

In the center of the city, you will find the world-class stadium "Nizhny Novgorod". This arena hosted six games of the World Football Championship in 2018. After the tournament was over, the stadium became a multifunctional sports center.