Tretyakov State gallery
The State Tretyakov gallery possesses a unique collection of Russian art which includes masterpieces created for more than a thousand years.
The Gallery was founded by a Russian merchant and maecenas Pavel Tretyakov. He donated his collection to the city of Moscow in 1892. The State Tretyakov gallery has since become a world-famous museum. Nowadays it contains more than 170 000 works by Russian artists from the early religious paintings to the modern art objects.