The Joy of Museums

Finding Beauty & Meaning in Museums

Russian Federation

Sant Vasily cathedral in Moscow

Russia, officially the Russian Federation, is the largest country in the world by surface area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area, and the ninth most populous, with over 140 million people.

The European western part of the country is much more populated and urbanised than the eastern. Russia’s capital Moscow is one of the largest cities in the world. Other major cities include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Kazan.

The Russia is rich in museums of all types and the following will be features in “Joy of Museums”:

Essential Facts:

  • Country:                             Russian Federation
  • Political Capital:               Moscow.
  • Largest City:                      Moscow
  • Population:                        140 million
  • Formation:
    • Arrival of Rurik – 862
    • Kievan Rus – 882
    • Grand Duchy – 1283
    • Tsardom – 1547
    • Empire –  1721
    • Republic  – 1917
    • Russian SFSR – 1917
    • Soviet Union – 1922
    • Sovereignty Declaration – 1990
    • Russian Federation – 1991

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““Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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Photo Credits: 1) By Petar Milošević [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons