5 Moscow Museums to Explore from Home

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By Google Arts & Culture

The State Tretyakov Gallery

The State Tretyakov Gallery is located in one of the oldest directs of Moscow - Zamoskvorechye, not far from the Kremlin. The gallery's collection celebrates Russian artists and the work of those who have contributed to Russian art history.

The collection contains more than 130,000 exhibits, ranging from Andrei Rublev's Trinity to Wassily Kandinsky's Composition VII and the Black Square by Kazimir Malevich.

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is the largest museum of European art in Moscow, located in Volkhonka street, just opposite the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.

The collection includes around 700,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, applied works, photographs, and archaeological artefacts. There is a particular focus on plaster casts and models of famous architectural features.

Bulgakov Museum in Moscow

This former communal apartment of Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov is today a museum to celebrate his life and work. The museum is set up to resemble the 'Odd Flat' from Bulgakov's most famous novel, The Master and Margarita.

The small, quirky flat has become a centre for alternative artists and curious visitors.

The Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics

The Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics is a museum dedicated to the history of space exploration. It is located within the 'Monument to the Conquerors of Space' in the north-east of the city.

The museum focuses on the figures, events, and technologies of the Soviet space program such as Yuri Gagarin's first flight, the work of rocket designer Sergey Korolev, and the Sputnik and Soyuz spacecraft.

The Museum of the Great Patriotic War

Between 1941-1945, 9 million Soviet soldiers and between 10 and 15 million citizens were killed in what is known as 'The Great Patriotic War', or the Second World War. This museum on Moscow's Poklonnaya hill commemorates all those who fought.

The museum is set inside Victory Park, which also houses war relics as well as commemorative synagogues, churches, and mosques.

Concerto Maurizio Pollini - Sonata In Re Min. Op.31 N.2 (la Tempesta)Teatro Alla Scala

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