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2nd part of tour (optional)

duration 3 hours

Modern and Soviet - Tretyakov Gallery

2 nd part - optional

2nd part of tour - optional

Russian art of the 20th century, modern art and temporary exhibitions on Krymsky Val street


Opening times:

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Sundays — 
    from 10.00 to 18.00


  • Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays — 
    from 10.00 to 21.00 


  • day-off — Monday


Tickets are not included to price of guided tours. 

Ticket cost is 400 Rubles per person.

You buy the tickets for you and your guide











This second site of the Tretyakov Gallery displays painting and sculpture from the turn of the century to 1990. The collection is an interesting overview of the development of Russian art - the avant garde work of Larionov, Goncharova, Tatlin and Malevich (including the famous 'Black Square') is succeeded by propaganda works: revolutionary art and the idyllic representations of Socialist Realism of the 1940s. After Stalin's death, works gradually became more experimental and the collection culminates in modern installations, photography projects and mixed media work.

The premier venue for 20th-century Russian art is this branch of the State Tretyakov Gallery, better known as the New Tretyakov. This place has much more than the typical socialist realist images of muscle-bound men wielding scythes, and busty soviet women. The exhibits showcase avant-garde artists such as Malevich, Kandinsky, Chagall, Goncharova and Popova.

In the same building as the Tretyakov, TsDKh , or Central House of Artists, is a huge exhibit space used for contemporary-art shows. A number of galleries are also housed here on a permanent basis.


Muzeon Sculpture Park

Muzeon Sculpture Park

This fascinating park is the dumping ground for statues from the Soviet Union that lost their places in Russia’s parks and squares following the collapse of Communism. 


Muzeon Sculpture Park

Highlights include the huge steel sculpture of the Soviet world, the many giant pedestal-less Lenins, monuments to the Red Army and Joseph Stalin with his nose cut off. The park has over 700 sculptures although the majority are small cute replicas of children, clowns, poets and workers.


Krymsky bridge

Panoramic view 

enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view from Krymsky bridge


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