State Historical Museum Moscow
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The State Historical Museum of Russia is a museum of Russian history wedged between Red Square and Manege Square in Moscow, Russia.
The present structure was built based on Sherwood�s neo-Russian design between 1875 and 1881. The first 11 exhibit halls officially opened in 1883 during a visit from the Tsar and his wife. Then in 1894 Tsar Alexander III became the honorary president of the museum and the following year, 1895, the museum was renamed the Tsar Alexander III Imperial Russian History Museum. Its interiors were intricately decorated in the Russian Revival style by such artists as Viktor Vasnetsov, Henrik Semiradsky, and Ivan Aivazovsky. During the Soviet period the murals were proclaimed gaudy and were plastered over. The museum went through a painstaking restoration of its original appearance between 1986 and 1997.
Original photography by Elena Nosyreva.
(c) All copyrights reserved by Elena Nosyreva, 2013.
October 19th, 2013
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