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Edition N 212                                             October 29, 2002
Number of subscribers 1785                       issued from October 1997.

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1. Web Portal "Museums of Russia" gained ISSN
2. Cloisters of Rostov Veliky and its Outskirts
3. XVII Century French Painting
4. Chronicle of Historical Zone Destruction
5. Works of Arts and Crafts
6. XX Century Icelandic Art
7. To 125th Birthday of Maximilian Voloshin
8. Three Sections of City
9. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. Saint Petersburg
10. Oriental Collection of Gatchinsky Palace
11. Boguslav Khorak's Garden
12. Oh, if there's anything in the world closer to me!
13. Chekhov's Plays on Czech Stage
14. Russian North by the Eyes of the Restorer
15. Riches of Russian State Library

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Web Portal "Museums of Russia" gained ISSN
Since 2002 Web Portal "Museums of Russia" ( has been included
into the list of the main Russian Internet editions by the decision of
Special Committee of International ISSN Center in Paris. The Portal was
given unique number ISSN 1684-9574 of International Standard Serial
Numbering (ISSN); the number meets ISO standard. A ISSN number had been
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Cloisters of Rostov Veliky and its Outskirts
State Historical Museum and State Museum and Reserve "Rostov Kremlin" are
glad to invite you to Pokrovsky Cathedral (Saint Basil's Cathedral) to visit
the exhibition "Cloisters of Rostov Veliky and its Outskirts". The
exhibition continues the cycle "Preserved by Russian Cloisters" of State
Historical Museum. The exhibition is held in the vestry of Pokrovsky
Cathedral which represents art and historical reliquiae collected and
preserved in the main Russian monasteries.

Museum "Pokrovsky Cathedral". The Cathedral of the Intercession of the Holy
Virgin (St.Basil's Cathedral)
Addres: Moscow, Red square, 2
Direction: Metro Stations: Ploshad Revolytsii, Okhotny Ryad, Kitai-gorod
Phones: (095) 298-3304

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XVII Century French Painting
In State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts there is exhibition "Old Masters" (XVII
century French painting from the collection of State Pushkin Museum of Fine
Arts. New research and restoration). On display there is a part of the
museum's French collection which is insufficiently presented in the
permanent exposition - more than 30 paintings (mainly from store-rooms of
the museum) and paintings restored in the restoration workshops of State
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts.

The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts
Addres: Moscow, 12, Ulitsa Volkchonka
Direction: metro station 'Kropotinskaya'
Phones: (095) 203-9578, 203-7998, 203-7412

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Chronicle of Historical Zone Destruction
Pushkin State Museum, Andrey Bely's Memorial Flat and "Kovcheg" Gallery
represent exhibition "Arbat Destruction" displaying photographic works by
Potresov (1902 - 1972). Extermination of the whole Arbat blocks was carried
out without any archaeological examinations and measurement of buildings.
Many symbols of former Moscow disappeared from the map of the city.
Fortunately in Alexander Potresov's archive there are negatives and prints
of destroyed city area in the district of former Arbat.

The Pushkin State Museum
Addres: Moscow, 12/2, Prechistenka Ulitsa
Direction: From metro station Kropotinskaya (the Ostozhenka Ulitsa exit),
take trolleybus 5,15,16 or 31
Phones: (095) 201-3256

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Works of Arts and Crafts
"Master, Teacher, Learner" ? this is the name of the exhibition which was
opened in the halls of All-Russian Museum of Arts and Crafts. The exhibition
is dedicated to creative work of Sergey Klykov (weaving and Somov earthen
toys) and Viktor Markin (Romanov earthen toys). On display there are works
by their teachers, and their learners as well. Three generations, three
points of view on popular art and its fate.

All-Russian Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Arts
Addres: Moscow, Delegatskaja street, 3
Phones: (095) 921-0139, 923-7725, 923-1741

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XX Century Icelandic Art
State Tretyakov Gallery presents exhibition "Face to Nature. XX Century
Icelandic Art". This is the first time when in Russia there is exhibition of
art of Iceland - the country which is unique for its indissoluble
combination of history, culture and peculiarity of nature. Eternal ice and
heat of bowels, desert plateau covered with lava and great mountainous
areas, wide valleys and countless waterfalls, more than 30 active volcanoes
and 300 hot wells - all this has an ineffaceable effect on life and art
images of Iceland.

The State Tretyakov Gallery
Addres: Moscow, 10, Lavrushinskii Peryulok
Direction: Metro stations: 'Tretyakovskaya' or 'Novokuznetskaya'
Phones: (095) 953-5223

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To 125th Birthday of Maximilian Voloshin
State Literary Museum invites you to the exhibition "Poet's House. Past and
Present". The exhibition is dedicated to 125th birthday of Maximilian
Voloshin. Besides being author of wonderful verses and literary-artistic
assays and water-colours, he was creator of another monument - Poet's House.
This house had been a centre of so called "splendour of human relations" for
a long time before and after the death of Voloshin.

The State Literary Museum
Addres: Moscow, 28, Petrovka str.
Phones: (095) 921-7395, 921-3857, 925-1226

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Three Sections of City
"Artkollegia", Ministry of Culture of RF and "Imptksbank" present exhibition
of photographic works by Nadezhda Kuznetsova "Silver Section". This
exhibition is the second one from the programme "Masters"; it is dedicated
to 300th anniversary of Saint Petersburg. The exhibition of works by
Nadezhda Kuznetsova "Silver Section" unites there series: "Shadow of the
City" which is arranged with drawings on photographic paper; "Soggy City"
representing photographic works retouched by a brush; "Silver Section" (gave
the name to the whole exhibition) - photographic works made in "harrowed"

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. Saint Petersburg
Exhibition "Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. Saint Petersburg Age
1802-1917. To Bicentennial of Foundation of the Ministry" tells us about the
history of Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the day of its
foundation by Emperor Alexander I till 1917. The exposition is held in
restored historical rooms of the building of the Headquarters where in
1828-1917 there was Ministry of Foreign Affairs. On display there are 65
items from the collection of the State Hermitage: paintings and drawings,
photographs, historical reliquiae, works of arts and crafts. Many things are
on display for the first time.

The State Hermitage
Addres: Saint-Peterburg, 34-36, Dvortsovaya Nabarezhnaya
Direction: From "Nevsky Prospect" metro station, take any of the following:
bus 7, 10; tram 31; troll. 1, 7, 9, 10
Phones: (812) 311-3601, 110-9604, 110-9601

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Oriental Collection of Gatchinsky Palace
Russian Ethnographic Museum and State Historical and Art Museum and Reserve
"Gatchina" invite you to visit exhibition "Oriental Collection of Gatchinsky
Palace". In 40-50s of the 19th century there was discovered the collection
of art of China and Japan situated in three galleries of Arsenal Square of
Gatchinsky Palace. The main part of the collection was in Chinese Gallery.
In those times visitors of the palace had been enchanted with the decoration
of the gallery.

Russian Museum of Ethnography
Addres: Saint-Peterburg, 4/1, Ulitsa Inzhenernaya
Direction: Metro Stations: 'Nevsky Prospect', 'Gostiny Dvor'
Phones: (812) 313-4421

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Boguslav Khorak's Garden
In Marble Palace there is exhibition "Boguslav Khorak's Garden". Czech
designer Boguslav Khorak is one of the prominent figures of new European
design. His works are usually hand-made; he uses great deal of different
materials and achieves exceptional expressiveness with the help of playing
with forms and colours. Boguslav Khorak turns ordinary things (lamps,
mirrors, hangers and racks) into charming and aesthetically beautiful

The Marble Palace
Addres: Saint-Peterburg, 5/1, Millionnaya Ulitsa
Direction: From either metro station Gostiny Dvor or Nevsky Prospect, take
any of the following: buses 25, 46, 134
Phones: (812) 312-9196, 312-9054

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Oh, if there's anything in the world closer to me!
In State Literary and Memorial Museum of Anna Akhmatova in Fontanny House
there is exhibition "Oh, if there's anything in the world closer to me!?".
On display there are original paintings, graphical works, autographs,
photographs which represent Akhmatova's Saint Petersburg. This exhibition is
to become striking and independent literary and artistic event in the life
of Saint Petersburg.

Museum of Anna Akhmatova in Fountain House
Addres: Saint-Peterburg, 34, Fontanka emb.; 53, Liteyny Prospect
Phones: (812) 272-2211

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Chekhov's Plays on Czech Stage
On 3 October in Leterary and Memorial Museum of Dostoyevsky there was opened
exhibition "Chekhov in Czechia. Chekhov's Plays on Czech Stage". On display
there are photographs taken during various performances, playbills, drawings
by artists who decorated performances, copies of producer's letters telling
us about their ideas on plays. Moreover at the exhibition the film about the
ultimate Chekhov's staging is shown.

F.M.Dostoevsky Literary and Memorial Museum
Addres: Saint-Peterburg, st. Dostoevskogo 29
Direction: "Vladimirskaya", "Dostoevskaya" metro stations
Phones: (812) 311-4031, 311-1804

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Russian North by the Eyes of the Restorer
Archangelsk Museum of Fine Arts invites you to exhibition "Russian North by
the Eyes of the Restorer. Textiles and Clothes". On display there are about
200 most significant textiles taken from the collection of 12 museums of
Archangelsk Region: church clothes, national textiles, toys, costumes and
head-dresses, archaeological clothes. Besides, visitors can learn about main
methods of textile restoration and preservation.

Arhangelsk Region Fine Arts Museum
Addres: Arkhangel region, 2, Lenin square. Arhangelsk
Phones: 20-9482, 65-3534, 20-7645

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Riches of Russian State Library
In the Library of Oslo University there is exhibition of Russian books of
the 16th - beginning of the 20th centuries from the collection of Russian
State Library. The richest funds of the Library demonstrate the evolution of
Russian cultural tradition in the course of five centuries on the example of
masterpieces of printing art: books, prints, maps, copies, atlases.
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