Exhibition titled “Treasures of Russian Museums” is going to open in the Moscow Manege on November 4. Around 300 pictures from 50 regional museums, including exhibits from Makhachkala and Grozny, will be presented there. Exhibition will run until November 25.
"Exhibition will be a logical continuation of “Russia - My History” exhibition series. It's timed to the Day of National Unity and will be a part of the Orthodox Russia forum in the Moscow Manege. For the first time in history, residents and guests of the capital will get a unique opportunity to see exhibition of museum treasures from 50 regional museums of Russia. There will be around 300 exhibits in total," Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Medinsky, said.
He called this exhibition a symbol of museum's unity, unity of museum and cultural spheres of Russia: "Its geographical coverage is truly enormous - from Vladivostok to Kaliningrad, from Khanty-Mansiysk to Feodosia. Exhibits from museums located 150 thousand kilometers around Moscow were transported for this exhibition."
"Traditionally, one of the most famous and important for the Russian Orthodox Church icons will become a symbol of this exhibition. This year, the Theotokos of Vladimir from the Pskov-Caves Monastery, the only monastery that has never been closed in Russia, even during Soviet times, will be brought to Moscow. This icon is one of the main symbols of the ancient Pskovo-Caves Monastery," Metropolitan of Pskov and Porkhov Tikhon, who is also chairman of the Patriarchal Council for Culture, said.