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  • Nikolai Bruni. Grand Princess St. Olga. 1901.
  • Marcus Antokolsky. Nestor the Chronicler. After 1890.
  • Ivan Pelevin. Ivan the Terrible Over the Body of the Son Slain by Him. 1877.
  • Boris Grigoriev. Portrait of Kachalov in the Role of Tsar Theodore Ioannovich. 1923.
  • Valentin Serov. Peter the Great. 1907.
  • Alexander Makovsky. Portrait of Konstantin Pobedonostsev, Ober-Procurator of the Holy Synod. 1899.
  • Nikolai Ge. Portrait of the Writer Leo Tolstoy. 1884.
  • Ilya Repin. Portrait of Alexander Kerensky. 1918.
  • Paolo Trubetskoi. Portrait of Grand Duchess Elizaveta Fyodorovna. 1898. Statuette.
  • Dmitry Zhilinsky. Svyatoslav Richter Playing. 1985.
  • Mark Klionsky. Portrait of Mstislav Rostropovich. 1994.
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08 December 2010 - 16 May 2011
Benois Wing

The exhibition is devoted to the Russian rulers, politicians, military leaders, priests, mutineers, impostors, revolutionists, men of culture – the main actors of the imposing drama named Russian History, embracing the period from the “Vocation of the Varangians” to the 1980’s. Among the heroes of the works there is Alexander Nevsky, Dmitri Donskoy, Ivan Grozny, Stepan Razin, Peter the Great, Pavel the First, Gregory Rasputin, Vladimir Lenin, Iosif Stalin, Nikita Khrushchev, Leonid Bregnev. The people and common to all mankind ideas about good and evil, sanctity and sin, nobility and guile, heroism and cowardice are reflected in the images of the famous historical figures.

The exhibition includes the paintings, graphic works, sculptures, applied art works from the collections of the Russian Museum, the State Hermitage, the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Historical Museum, the State Museum of Political History, the Scientific-research Museum of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts, the Ilya Glazunov Gallery and other museums of St Petersburg and Moscow.

With the financial support of JSFC Sistema