In the late Middle Ages, anonymous but immensely talented craftsmen labored their entire life in the workshops of the Kremlin to create true works of art. The items were for the tsars’ everyday use, but some things were gifts to family members, or donated to monasteries in gratitude for God’s blessings.
Which countries does the museum still cooperate with, what will it put on display to replace canceled shows in Moscow, and will contemporary art be shown at the New Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val? Zelfira Tregulova, director of the State Tretyakov Gallery, answers these questions for Russia Beyond.
Heroic city defenders, talented Red Army commanders and even patriotic mice helped to defeat the Germans in Stalingrad. Find out just how they did it in our guide to the most important battle of World War II.