For visitors to Moscow who are looking for an in-depth taste of Russian history and culture, they need look no further than the State Historical Museum of Russia, situated in Moscow’s famous Red Square, right next to the Kremlin. Originally commissioned by Peter the Great, the Museum features several different types of art works, from historical exhibitions such as tools and craftwork by prehistoric tribes from the area to a variety of paintings and sculptures from famous Russian masters.
Tourists can enjoy such notable artifacts as an ancient boat found buried deep beneath the famous Volga River, various gold works of the Scythians, scrolls and manuscripts dating back as far as the sixth century, and a big number of folk objects from tribal peoples, including pottery, weapons, and woodwork. In addition to the museum itself, visitors can enjoy nearby attractions Moscow City Hall, the Novodevichy Convent and Saint Basil’s Cathedral.
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