|The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness. - Dostoevsky|
This site is an online version of an original exhibit that has toured Russia since 1995. The purpose of this exhibit about the history of Jews in Europe and in Russia has been put together to help understand their life, religion and culture, the adversities they faced and to present the dangers of intolerance.
This site contains a large and varied selection of the approximately 3,000 beautiful pieces of artwork by famous artists displayed at this museum that was founded in 1929. Although very slow to load, it is well worth the wait to view these regal animals.
Take an extensive tour through the palace of the last Tsar of Russia, Nikolas II, and his family in the town of Tsarskoe Selo outside St. Petersburg. This well produced site also provides an indepth history including the Romanov family, biographies of those in the palace, photos of the family plus much more.
After the fall of Communism in 1991, a movement to make previously top secret papers available was undertaken. This remarkable and progressive exhibit (also shown in Moscow) makes many important 20th century documents about the workings of the Soviet-era government available for public viewing. The Library of Congress lays this virtual exhibit out in a well planned tour.
This virtual museum tour of the Romanov dynasty is presented by the Florida International Museum and the Moscow Kremlin Museums with over 250 artifacts covering 300 years. Also featured is a timeline, exhibition information, plus other useful and fun information.
An exhibit of the Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
"Brings before the American people a selection from the scrolls which have been the subject of intense public interest."
This museum exhibits the history of religion in Russia - not only the Orthodox faith but others as well. It is available in Russian, English, French and German.
Provided by the Library of Congress.
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