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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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Volgograd

Volgograd - one of the largest cities in the South of Russia, has changed its name and appearance more than once during the history: the pre-revolutionary Tsaritsyn developed from a border military town to a large industrial center; Soviet Stalingrad went down in history as an indestructible stronghold of the human spirit; modern Volgograd remains an important industrial and scientific center of Russia. It is also called the port of the five seas, because the Volga-Don Canal connects the warm southern seas - the Black, Azov, Caspian - with the cold Baltic and the North Sea.

 

In Volgograd the tourist infrastructure flourish every year. Tourists are attracted by the rich history of Volgograd and its picturesque location. In the historical part of the city, green and comfortable area, the pompous Soviet Empire style coexists with cozy modern cafes and restaurants. The main attractions of Volgograd are architectural monuments, sculptural compositions and museums associated with the events of the World War II, which are combined into a colossal memorial complex Battle of Stalingrad. Including the legendary monument Motherland Calls!, impressive in its grandeur. Another interesting attraction is the same-named museum-panorama The Battle of Stalingrad and the open-air exhibition Weapon of Victory. This is one of the biggest World War II museums in the world with hundreds of unique exhibits, including Zaitsev's rifle and a huge panoramic canvas.

 

Volgograd has many other attractions, such as the museum-reserve Old Sarepta, Monument to Lenin at the entrance to the Volga-Don Canal - the biggest ever memorial to ever lived person, Dancing Bridge over the Volga River and many more.