Tretyakhov was a successful businessman who amassed a large collection of Russian paintings. The Soviets confiscated his collection and his house museum, then appointed him the Director of the State Museum. I found a handful of the paintings engrossing but was not really engaged for the whole visit. A pity, because our guide was very knowledgeable and she worked hard to point out interesting aspects of a good selection of paintings.
Moscow May 28th 2017 Geo: 55.7416, 37.6201We visited the State Tretyakhov Gallery where Russian paintings are displayed. Svetlana gave a very informed commentary on many of the works, wirelessly talking into our ear pieces.Then after lunch we rode the Moscow Metro, on and off for several stops to view the highly decorated stations. Luckily our group of 14 is very considerate and punctual, so it was smooth sailin ... read more
Europe » Russia Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... ... read more