The Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow is home to one of the two finest collections of Russian art (the other is housed at the Russian Museum in Saint-Petersburg) ranging from early icons to late 19th сentury art. Trying to cover the whole collection in one go can be tiring. A personal guide can help you to choose the best of what the gallery offers.
Numerous canvases, depicting dramatic events of the past of the country, can give you an enjoybale lesson in Russian history. Genre painting showing the everyday life of the Russians in the XIX century are a big part of the collection and make the visit entertaining and insightsful. Portraits of classical Russian writers – Pushkin, Dostoevsky and Tolstoy – bring a new perspective to these individuals. Humble, but moving landscapes executed with great craftsmanship will leave no one untouched.
A tour with a private guide will help you to get much more out of your visit.