Russian Museum of Ethnography, St. Petersburg

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Russian Museum of Ethnography exhibits over 700,000 items representing more than 150 different peoples of the former Russian Empire and the USSR. Known as one of the world's largest ethnographic museums, the collection showcases folk art and lifestyles from the 18th century through today, displaying relics, manuscripts, and elaborate dioramas. Tour the building to see colorful clothes and textiles, weapons and farming equipment, and typical tribal housing of the region. The museum also hosts a collection of precious stones found throughout the region. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Russian Museum of Ethnography by using our St. Petersburg trip site .
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  • Compared with the childhood memories became less interesting exposition-before there were more genre scenes in interiors (stood CHUM was more and other showcases). Surprised the exhibition of costumes of peoples of the USSR, it was strange to see Russian costumes black mannequins. There was a sense that this exhibition of African fashion. Really enjoyed the exhibition to 200 St. Isaac's Cathedral
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  • A great Museum for those who want to know their roots. Giant historic building, stunning Interior! Super exhibition. Culture, life, and ethnic portraits of peoples once existed in the Russian Empire. Highly recommend visiting this Museum for families with children and take interesting excursions, benefit, prices more than loyal.
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  • The Museum is so chic that will take your breath away only when in the course here! But be prepared that you will be greeted by a not very lucky police officers which are not taught to communicate with humans. Employees of offices, wardrobe and halls are so nice that I want to come back again!
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  • A wonderful museum with expositions of national clothing from all regions of the former Soviet Union. Very interesting and enriching experience. Count at least 2 hours for the visit.
  • Ethnography museum designed by professional people . You might understand russian culture and have good experienced about it
  • The Ethnographic Museum is very interesting, especially as a foreigner. It summarizes some basics about many of the cultures that make up "Russian" culture, and it also does it from different perspectives such as cookware, tools, clothing, jewelry, and art.
  • Wholesale place of entire Soviet & Russian ethnic groups and history. Rich as it comes
  • The best place for anyone fascinated by ethnic groups in and around Russia (like me).
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