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The Quickest History of 20th Century Art in Russia
Arzamas
Malevich and Kabakov, Stalin and Khrushchev, the Avant-Garde, Socialist Realism and the Underground — everything you need to know about Russian art.

Arzamas.academy is the biggest and the most influential noncommercial educational project in Russia, dedicated to the history of culture . Arzamas.academy's mission is to make the humanities interesting and accessible to the general public. The basis of each Arzamas course are lectures by leading Russian-speaking scholars, with the aim of presenting the history of culture in a beautiful, fun, and engaging way.
Ancient Greece in 18 minutes
Arzamas
Homer, The Minotaur, 300 spartans, Greek theatre, Parthenon, democracy — everything that you once knew, but forgot, in a crash course video by Arzamas.

Arzamas.academy is the biggest and the most influential noncommercial educational project in Russia, dedicated to the history of culture . Arzamas.academy's mission is to make the humanities interesting and accessible to the general public. The basis of each Arzamas course are lectures by leading Russian-speaking scholars, with the aim of presenting the history of culture in a beautiful, fun, and engaging way.
Ancient Rome in 20 minutes
Arzamas
Caesar, The Colosseum, Republic, Nero, geese, plebeians, legions — everything that you once knew, but forgot, in a crash course video by Arzamas.

Arzamas.academy is the biggest and the most influential noncommercial educational project in Russia, dedicated to the history of culture . Arzamas.academy's mission is to make the humanities interesting and accessible to the general public. The basis of each Arzamas course are lectures by leading Russian-speaking scholars, with the aim of presenting the history of culture in a beautiful, fun, and engaging way.
Museum tours
Exhibition "Russian Fairy tale. From Vasnetsov to the Present"
The Tretyakov Gallery
The viewers will take a journey through the worlds of the Russian fairy tale and meet some of the classic folklore characters. The exhibition comprises works by Viktor Vasnetsov, Vasily Polenov, Mikhail Vrubel and others. The virtual tour is led by Maria Razgulina, a museum interpreter at The Tretyakov Gallery. The exhibition "Russian Fairy tale. From Vasnetsov to the Present" offers several levels of perception of the Russian fairy tale. On the first level it is perceived through art and the works of Viktor Vasnetsov, Ivan Bilibin, Vasily Polenov, Mikhail Vrubel, contemporary artists, as well as the most recognizable images of the Soviet cinema and animation. The second level is a journey into the worlds of Russian folklore: tales, epics, etc. And the third presents the fairytale through the natural elements: the dungeon, the forest and the water, where the main events of the stories take place.
Exhibition "Small secrets: Digging in the Soviet Underground. 1966–1985"
The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
"Small secrets: Digging in the Soviet Underground. 1966–1985"uses the children's game "sekretiki" (Eng: secrets) to present underground art as secret knowledge accessible only to a circle of close friends and peers and as something to be protected from the outside world, politics and censorship. In Soviet times, not only works of art, but also spiritual practices, from yoga and esotericism to alternative medicine, could become "secrets". At the same time, the exhibition, which is based on The Garage Museum Archive, explores the human natural attraction to secrets and a ritual of "secrecy". The virtual tour is guided by Jenya Koynova and Kseniya Artyomova, the mediators of the exhibition.
Exhibition "(Not) a Good Time for Love. Love Stories of Holocaust Survivors"
The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre
This exhibition is a moving story about feelings between people who were forced to live in inhuman conditions. Visitors will witness hopeful and deeply tragic stories told through excerpts from memoirs, diaries and letters of people who had to face the horrors of the Holocaust. The exhibition also includes works of modern art united by the themes of despair and hope, suffering and faith, pain and love. The online tour is guided by Ivan Tsurkan. In this project The Jewish Museum does not use real photos or newsreels of the Holocaust, instead, it aims at creating a deep emotional contact with the memories of the witnesses of the events. The exhibition is dedicated to the 75th International Holocaust Remembrance Day (January, 27).
Author's excursion "The Traits of Russian Impressionism"
The Museum of Russian Impressionism
A journey from paintings by the masters who laid the foundations of Impressionism to the works of world-famous contemporary artists. The very concept of "Russian Impressionism" still causes heated debate. Born at the end of the 19th century, Russian Impressionism had almost acquired its own voice before it began to be actively replaced by the avant-garde. After the revolution, it found itself outside of the system. But against all odds, many artists, both before and after the political upheaval in the country, continued to create in the impressionistic style, to experiment with light and colour on their canvases, sought to convey mood, emotion, and catch the finest air vibrations. Impressionism still inspires artists today. The tour is guided by the director of the museum, Yulia Petrova.
Mono-tour "Kandinsky. Composition VII"
The Tretyakov Gallery
Composition VII (1913) is one of the most significant works by Wassily Kandinsky. It is rightly considered to be the pinnacle of Kandinsky's artistic work in the period before the First World War. The tour reveals the story of the painting as well as some of the thoughts and emotions that the author conveyed in his work. The visitors will dig deep into the sophisticated textures of curves and lines created by the pioneer of abstract art. The tour is conducted by Tatyana Balitskaya, an employee of the educational department at The Tretyakov Gallery.
Mono-tour "Malevich. Black Square"
The Tretyakov Gallery
The tour tells the story of the creation and the presentation of one of the most discussed works in the history of fine arts. The artistic path of Malevich is associated with the exploration of newly emerging artistic trends: from impressionism to cubism to cubofuturism. Malevich started developing the concept of Suprematism in the spring of 1915. His "Suprematist Black Square" is a rare, truly revolutionary work that changed the prevailing ideas about art. The tour is conducted by Tatyana Balitskaya, an employee of the department of scientific and educational work of The Tretyakov Gallery.
Masterpieces of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. From Ancient Egypt to the Napoleonic Era
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
This is a virtual tour over the main building of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. The building houses a collection of ancient art, including ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman art, and also a picture gallery with artworks by Italian, French, Dutch and Flemish masters. During the tour, we will see highlights of the collection, and among with them paintings by Sandro Botticelli, Rembrandt van Rijn, Peter Paul Rubens, Nicolas Poussin, Canaletto, François Boucher and Jacques-Louis David.

The tour will be led by Maria Timina
Masterpieces of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. From Claude Monet to Pablo Picasso
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
During the virtual tour, we will see highlights of the Pushkin museum's collection of modern art, including paintings by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. Most of them come from the celebrated collections of two Russian businessmen Sergei Shchukin and Ivan Morozov, who collected French avant-garde art at the beginning of the 20th century.

The tour will be led by Maria Timina
City tours
Excursion "Spiridonovka: how a swamp was turned into a gentrified street"
The Museum of Moscow
In this tour the viewers will walk down the Spiridonovka street as the guide describes how a swamp that was used for herding goats eventually turned into a prestigious street where the soviet elite lived. Why did the writer Alexey Tolstoi live in a servants' house and where did Margarita live according to Bulgakov's fans? Let's find out.
Excursion "Povarskaya street: from Soviet avant-garde to Russian carvings"
The Museum of Moscow
In this tour the viewers will learn about the Povarskaya Street. This street was used twice as a setting for movies by famous Russian directors. This is where "Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears" and "Ivan Vassilievich Changes Profession" were filmed. Gnessin State Musical College was moved to this street, and Gogol attended a church nearby.
Tour "A Neverland House. Visiting the Narkomfin Building", Project "Moscow Through the Eyes of an Engineer"
The Museum of Moscow
This sightseeing tour will virtually bring you to the late 1920s, when the Narkomfin Building, one of the most outstanding masterpieces of the Soviet time avant-garde architecture, was under construction. This was a transition type building that was supposed to teach the Soviet people to live inside the Socialist Utopia. It is formed by accommodation units, i.e. small-sized duplex apartments. Its accessible flat roof hosted a dormitory and the first Soviet "penthouse" that belonged to Nikolay Milyutin, the Commissar of Finance of the RSFSR. Today, the house is being furbished by OOO Liga Prav developer that applies a science-based approach. The online sightseeing tour is led by Sergey Kuznetsov, a guide and architectural historian.
The Narkomfin Building is one of the most striking examples of residential constructivism architecture. Built in 1928-1930 according to the project of architects Moses Ginzburg, Ignatius Milinis and engineer Sergei Prokhorov for employees of the USSR People's Commissariat of Finance, it is located in Moscow on Novinsky Boulevard at the address: house number 25, building 1. For a long time it was in disrepair. In 2017, restoration works began based on the project of the workshop of Alexei Ginzburg, the grandson of Moses Ginzburg.