The Russian Museum of Ethnography tells people about simple and close to everyone things: the way people worked, built their homes, spent time with their families and dealt with other ordinary duties. We must say, every museum complex has its own unforgettable image, national features typical only to this or that nation. All the objects in the museum are authentic collected by the generations of the museum workers. The ethnography exhibit can tell about new life sides of the whole nation, about its traditions. At the museum you can really see how variable and colorful the life of different nations can be.
The Museum of Ethnography has been existing for more than 100 years. It is located in the building that was specially made by the Imperial Architect Svinyin for the ethnography collections. Today it is one of the biggest ethnography museums in the world. Foreign colleagues call it “the ethnography Hermitage”. It keeps 500 thousand exhibits of 157 big and small nations of Russia beginning from the 18th century. In this museum’s galleries you can find the collection of traditional costumes, Asian unique carpets, decorations made of different materials and other valuable things.0