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Museum of Russian Art

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Address: Tereshhenkovskaya st., 9, Kiev, Ukraine
10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

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An interesting Museum showing Russian Art

I went here for the first time of my last visit to Kiev. I an not a big art buff!! But I did enjoy seeing all the Russian art on display here. Some of the staff was also very... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2017
Ron M
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

The exposition features Russian art starting with old icons, portraits of sovereigns, beautiful landscapes and even some porcelain (i was amused to see some soviet propaganda dishes). However, the permanent collection, located upstairs isn't too exhaustive and can be seen in about an hour or a bit more. Just as impressive as the paintings were also some of the museum... More 

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Reviewed 22 January 2017

I went here for the first time of my last visit to Kiev. I an not a big art buff!! But I did enjoy seeing all the Russian art on display here. Some of the staff was also very helpful to explain some of the history of the art and the painters!! You can enjoy most everything there in around... More 

Thank Ron M
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

A great opportunity to see some really fine Russian icons and paintings. Don't be put off by the dimly lit early rooms with indifferent portraits. Mid to late 19th century rooms are brightly lit with some outstanding art. Memorable for us were Shishkin's woodland landscapes, the amazing range of Ге ... portraiture, landscape and historic drama ... Repin's distinctive Golgotha... More 

Thank VicsReviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you are interested in and know something about Russian art, particularly of the 19th-20th centuries, this is a great place to see. It pales, of course, next to the Tret'iakov or the Russian Museum, but it is a nice introduction with some fine pieces. Most of it belonged to the family that lived in this mansion before the Revolution.... More 

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Reviewed 16 June 2016

difficult to find (near the Taras Shevchenko Park) and few strange rules inside, but it's worth to visit, especially if you like Russian art of 19-20 th century. Opened only 3 days a week, check before you want to go.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Visited Kiev National Museum of Russian Art on 22 July 2015. This place is closed on Mondays and Thursdays and is located on a street across park from Taras Shevchenko University. Like many such museums in Kiev, you have to know where you are going to find it. I am a fan of Ivan Shishkin and if there had been... More 

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Yekaterinburg, Russia
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Reviewed 2 June 2015

I liked this museum. But they need to get rid of the babuskas here. One told me I had to take off my backpack and carry it! How is that going to keep me from stealing something? Wouldn't it be more difficult to put a painting in my bag when it's on my back, as opposed to carrying it? In... More 

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Krimpen aan de Lek
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

It was not the old,dusty museum, I expected to see. Ok, its an old building, nothing seems to have changed in the last 20 years. But Russian paintings, especially those from the 19th and first half 20 th century are soooo beautiful. Search and discover Repin, Lebitan, Polonov and many others, whose names I forgot. Realistic and romantic, I love... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 606 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2013

We paid 30 UAH for adults and 10 UAH for students (8 UAH per U.S. dollar). This museum is across from a park. It was so hot and stuffy inside the museum and it wasn't a hot day outside. I don't see how these century plus old paintings are going to last in the continual heat. There were no English... More 

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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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Reviewed 22 August 2012

Sadly, this collection of some quite interesting paintings and other items is in a very poor state! There is no air conditioning so it is obvious that the paintings in particular are suffering from exposure to extremes of temperature rather being in a temperature controlled building. Not a smile could be raised from any of the staff and there are... More 

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