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  • 1. Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts

    Kropotkinskaya | Museum/Gallery

    One of the finest art museums in Russia, the Pushkin is famous for its collection of works by Gauguin, Cézanne, and Picasso, among other masterpieces...Read More

  • 2. Tolstoy House Estate Museum

    Kropotkinskaya | Historic Home

    Tolstoy bought this house in 1882, at the age of 54, and spent nine winters here with his family. In summer he preferred his country estate...Read More

  • 3. Tretyakov Gallery

    Zamoskvorech’ye | Museum/Gallery

    On view are some of the world's greatest masterpieces of Russian art, spanning the 11th through the 20th centuries. The works include sacred...Read More

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  • 4. Andrei Bely Apartment Museum

    Arbat | Museum/Gallery

    On display are artifacts from the life of the writer Andrei Bely (1880–1934), considered to be one of the great Russian Symbolists—he's most...Read More

  • 5. Arkhangelskoye Estate Museum

    Historic Home

    This striking assemblage was begun at the end of the 18th century for Prince Golitsyn by the French architect Chevalier de Huerne. In 1810 the...Read More

  • 6. Central House of Artists

    Zamoskvorech’ye | Museum/Gallery

    The street entrance of this huge, modern building leads to the exhibit halls of the Artists' Union, where members display their work on three...Read More

  • 7. Chaliapin House Museum

    Ulitsa Bolshaya Nikitskaya | Museum/Gallery

    Fyodor Chaliapin (1873–1938), one of the world's greatest opera singers, lived in this beautifully restored manor house from 1910 to 1922. Chaliapin...Read More

  • 8. Chekhov House Museum

    Ulitsa Bolshaya Nikitskaya | Museum/Gallery

    The sign "Dr. Chekhov" still hangs from the door of this home where Chekhov resided from 1886 to 1890. The rooms are arranged as they were when...Read More

  • 9. Diamond Fund

    Kremlin/Red Square | Museum/Gallery

    In 1922 the fledgling Soviet government established this amazing collection of diamonds, jewelry, and precious minerals. The items on display...Read More

  • 10. Dostoyevsky Memorial Apartment

    Northern Outskirts | Museum/Gallery

    Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821–81) lived here until he was 16, on the grounds of the hospital where he was born and where his father, Mikhail Andreevich...Read More

  • 11. English Court

    Kitai Gorod | Museum/Gallery

    Built in the mid-16th century, this white-stone building with a steep shingled roof and narrow windows became known as the English Court because...Read More

  • 12. Gorky House Museum

    Ulitsa Bolshaya Nikitskaya | Museum/Gallery

    This marvelous and wonderfully preserved example of Moscow art nouveau was the home of Maxim Gorky from 1931 to 1936. Sometimes called the...Read More

  • 13. Gorky Literary Museum

    Ulitsa Bolshaya Nikitskaya | Museum/Gallery

    Letters, manuscripts, and pictures of the great proletarian writer will be of great interest to Gorky fans. There are also portraits by Nesterov...Read More

  • 14. Gulag Museum

    Kitai Gorod | Museum/Gallery

    After being yanked from their beds in the middle of the night and loaded onto cattle cars, many of those purged by Stalin were shipped off to...Read More

  • 15. Historical Museum

    Kremlin/Red Square | Museum/Gallery

    You may recognize these twin towers if you've ever caught clips of Soviet military parades on television. Against the backdrop of the pointed...Read More

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  • 16. Kuskovo Estate and Palace Museum

    Eastern Outskirts | Castle/Palace

    In the 18th and 19th centuries the country estate of Kuskovo was a summer playground for the Moscow aristocracy. It belonged to the Sheremetyevs...Read More

  • 17. Mayakovsky Museum

    Kitai Gorod | Museum/Gallery

    This collection honoring one of Russia's great revolutionary poets (1893–1930) is suitably among the most imaginative and revolutionary installations...Read More

  • 18. Moscow Museum of Modern Art

    Ulitsa Tverskaya | Museum/Gallery

    A collection founded in 1999 by controversial sculptor Zurab Tsereteli, best known for his enormous statue of Peter the Great on the Moskva...Read More

  • 19. Multimedia Art Museum

    Kropotkinskaya | Museum/Gallery

    Rotating collections of modern art, photography, video, and sculpture by an impressive array of mainly Russian and European artists change frequently...Read More

  • 20. Museum of Oriental Art

    Ulitsa Bolshaya Nikitskaya | Museum/Gallery

    Glass cases filled to capacity with artwork and clothing from the Central Asian republics, China, Japan, and Korea make up the museum's large...Read More

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