The State Russian museum
It is the first state museum of the Russian fine art in the country established in 1895 in St Petersburg under the decree of the Emperor Nicholas II. The Russian Museum collection contains about 400.000 exhibits. The main complex of museum buildings - the Mikhailovsky Palace and Benois Wing - houses the permanent exhibition of the Russian Museum, tracing the entire history of Russian art from the tenth to the twentieth centuries. The museum collection embraces all forms, genres, schools and movements of art.