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THE GLORIOUS VICTORY OF THE SOVIET PEOPLE IN THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR (1941-1945) CROWNS THE TRAGIC AND HEROIC EPIC OF WORLD WAR II, THE BLOODIEST CONFLICT IN HUMAN HISTORY. THIS VICTORY BECAME AN EVERLASTING SYMBOL OF THE STRUGGLE AGAINST FASCISM, WHICH UNITED PEOPLES OF DIFFERENT RELIGIONS, RACES AND NATIONS, CHAMPIONS OF EVERY POLITICAL AND IDEOLOGICAL SYSTEM, FROM EUROPE AND ASIA TO NORTH AMERICA AND AFRICA. CELEBRATING THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREAT VICTORY, WE RECALL THE MOST MEMORABLE EVENTS OF THE DRAMATIC AND GLORIOUS HISTORY OF OUR HOMELAND, THE EXPLOITS OF OUR ANCESTORS FROM THE TIMES OF ALEXANDER NEVSKY AND DMITRY DONSKOY, PRINCE DMITRY POZHARSKY AND KUZMA MININ, ALEXANDER SUVOROV AND MIKHAIL KUTUZOV, FYODOR USHAKOV AND PAVEL NAKHIMOV, MIKHAIL SKOBELEV AND ALEXEI BRUSILOV... THEIR FEATS REFLECT THE HISTORY OF OUR NATION'S SPIRIT - A HISTORY IN WHICH NOTHING IS LOST, NOTHING VANISHES WITHOUT TRACE, BUT WHERE EVERYTHING IS PASSED DOWN FROM ONE GENERATION TO ANOTHER AS A CONSTANT ETHICAL REMINDER OF FAITH AND COURAGE, PATRIOTIC LOVE AND SACRIFICE FOR SAKE OF THE FUTURE.

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CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Alexander Sytov

FRANZ ROUBAUD (1856-1928) WAS THE FOUNDER OF PANORAMA PAINTING IN RUSSIA IN THE LAT 19TH-EARLY 20TH CENTURIES, AND BECAME FAMOUS FOR HIS COMPOSITIONS "THE SIEGE OF SEVASTOPOL" AND "THE BATTLE OF BORODINO". ROUBAUD BELIEVED THAT "A MILITARY ARTIST SHOULD CULTIVATE HIS FACULTY TO QUICKLY GRASP WHAT IS MOST COMMON AND TYPICAL, TO CAPTURE THE MODE IN MOTION, TO DRAW AND TO PAINT FROM MEMORY, RELYING ON WHAT HAS STUCK IN HIS MIND... FOR A LONG TIME ROUBAUD TAUGHT AT THE ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS IN ST. PETERSBURG, EDUCATIN( A LARGE GROUP OF TALENTED RUSSIAN BATTLE-SCENE PAINTERS, THE MOST FAMOUS AMONG WHOM WAS MITROFAN GREKOV.

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EXCLUSIVE PUBLICATIONS

Yelena Terkel

THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR WAS A TREMENDOUS UPHEAVAL FOR BOTH THE TRETYAKOV GALLERY AND THE ENTIRE COUNTRY. MARKING THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF VICTORY, WE ALSO CELEBRATE THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE GALLERY'S RE-OPENING AFTER ITS RETURN TO MOSCOW FROM EVACUATION.

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EXCLUSIVE PUBLICATIONS

Natalya Buyanova

THE TRETYAKOV GALLERY'S DEPARTMENT OF MANUSCRIPTS HOUSES A UNIQUE DOCUMENT DATING FROM THE YEARS OF THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR: THE DIARIES OF MARINA GRITSENKO (1901-1971), THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF PAVEL TRETYAKOV, THE MUSEUM'S FOUNDER. VIRTUALLY ALL HER LIFE WAS CONNECTED WITH ART. FOLLOWING IN THE FAMILY TRADITION, SHE WAS MORE THAN JUST A FRIEND TO ARTISTS: SHE HELPED THEM GET THROUGH THE HARD TIMES OF THE WAR. THE DIARIES SHE WROTE AT THE TIME ARE A LIVING TESTIMONY OF THE COUNTRY'S SITUATION IN THIS PERIOD.

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EXCLUSIVE PUBLICATIONS

Pavel Pavlinov

EUGENE (YEVGENY) LANCERAY IS ONE OF THE FEW RUSSIAN ARTISTS WHO NOT ONLY EXPERIENCED BUT ALSO CAPTURED IN HIS WORK MANY EVENTS OF BOTH THE FIRST AND SECOND WORLD WARS. IN THE WINTER OF 1914-1915 HE TRAVELLED TO THE TURKISH FRONT TO PAINT LOCAL PEOPLE, COSSACKS AND EVENTS ON THE BATTLEFIELD. THAT WAR WAS CALLED THE T,REAT PATRIOTIC WAR", AND IT WAS FOLLOWED BY THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION IN 1917 AND THE CIVIL WAR. BUT FEW COULD HAVE FORESEEN THAT A NEW WORLD WAR WOULD BREAK OUT SO SOON. ON SEPTEMBER 4 1939 THE ARTIST WROTE IN HIS DIARY: "A SECOND WORLD WAR! AGAIN EVERYTHING IS FALLING APART! BUT INERTIA STILL RULES WHILE BOTH I AND EVERYBODY ELSE TALKS AND CARES ABOUT THE SUBTLETIES OF PROPORTIONS AND SHADES OF COLOURS!.. I'M THINKING ABOUT THE PARISIANS AND KOLYA." ON SEPTEMBER 9: "OLYOK IS FEELING LOW BECAUSE WAR IS LOOMING. PEOPLE SEEM TO BE BUYING UP FOOD. QUEUES EVERYWHERE. HUGE CROWDS IN THE SAVINGS BANKS." ON SEPTEMBER 24: "HISTORICAL EVENTS ARE FOLLOWING EACH OTHER IN A FLASH: THE 17TH - SOVIET TROOPS ENTER POLAND. POLAND'S ULTIMATE DEBACLE, AND YESTERDAY - ITS PARTITION; EVERYONE IS SPECULATING WHO WILL GET HOLD OF WARSAW, WHICH STRADDLES THE DIVIDE." BUT THE WAR WOULD ONLY REACH RUSSIA IN JUNE 1941.

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EXCLUSIVE PUBLICATIONS

Boris Nemensky

BORIS NEMENSKY BEGAN HIS SERVICE IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR AS A 19-YEAR-OLD ENLISTED SOLDIER AND ARTIST EMBEDDED WITH THE ARMY. THE "MUNITIONS" HE CARRIED ON HIS BACK WERE THOSE ALREADY TESTED BY ARTISTS FROM THE GREKOV STUDIO OF WAR ARTISTS WHO HAD PRECEDED HIM TO THE FRONT LINE: A HOME-MADE SKETCH-BOOK FOR DRAWING ON PAPER, WHICH WAS SUITABLE FOR DRAWING IN ALL ELEMENTS, WHETHER STANDING, SITTING OR LYING DOWN. THE YOUNG ARTIST'S MISSION, AS STATED BY GLAVPUR (THE CHIEF DEPARTMENT ON POLITICAL MATTERS OF THE SOVIET ARMY AND NAVY), WAS TO CREATE "A PICTORIAL RECORD OF REAL EVENTS AT THE FRONT". HERE, NEMENSKY REMEMBERS HIS WARTIME EXPERIENCES, AND THE EFFECT THAT THOSE WAR YEARS HAD ON HIS SUBSEQUENT DEVELOPMENT AS AN ARTIST.

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Tatiana Volkova

KONSTANTIN MOLCHANOV (1906-1980) WAS BORN IN MOSCOW AND GRADUATED FROM THE RENOWNED VKHUTEMAS-VKHUTEIN (RESPECTIVELY, THE HIGHER ART AND TECHNICAL STUDIOS, OR THE HIGHER ART AND TECHNICAL INSTITUTE, AS IT WAS KNOWN AFTER 1926). HE WAS ONE OF THE FIRST MEMBERS OF THE MOSCOW BRANCH OF THE UNION OF SOVIET ARTISTS, A DISTINGUISHED TEACHER AT THE MOSCOW SECONDARY ART SCHOOL; HIS MILITARY SERVICE BEGAN WHEN MOSCOW WAS THREATENED BY THE APPROACHING GERMAN ARMIES, AND ENDED IN BERLIN. THE ARTIST'S DAUGHTER SVETLANA AND GRANDSON VALERY MOLCHANOV TREASURE THE MEMORABILIA THAT TESTIFY TO HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WAR EFFORT: HIS MEDALS "FOR THE DEFENCE OF MOSCOW", "FOR THE DEFENCE OF STALINGRAD", "FOR THE LIBERATION OF WARSAW", "FOR THE CAPTURE OF BERLIN", "FOR VALIANT LABOUR IN THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR 1941-1945", "FOR VICTORY OVER GERMANY IN THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR 1941-1945", AS WELL AS THE ORDER OF THE PATRIOTIC WAR 2ND CLASS, A "DISTINGUISHED COMBAT ENGINEER (SAPPER)" BADGE AND MORE THAN 60 LETTERS OF COMMENDATION FROM HIS COMMANDING OFFICERS.

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CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Ksenia Karpova

FROM APRIL 17 TO OCTOBER 11 2015, THE INTERNATIONAL"CHERESHNEVY LES" OPEN ART FESTIVAL PRESENTS AT THE INSTITUTE OF RUSSIAN REALIST ART A HISTORICAL EXHIBITION TO MARK THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREAT VICTORY IN THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR. 'ART IN EVACUATION" IS DEVOTED TO CULTURAL EVENTS IN THE USSR DURING THAT CONFLICT, FEATURING PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS, THEATRE COSTUMES AND NEWSREELS FROM STATE AND PRIVATE ARCHIVES, AS WELL AS UNIQUE DOCUMENTS AND VIDEOS OF EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS WITH ARTISTS WHO EXPERIENCED EVACUATION. THE ITEMS ON DISPLAY ARE DRAWN FROM THE INSTITUTE OF RUSSIAN REALIST ART, THE TRETYAKOV GALLERY, RUSSIAN MUSEUM, PUSHKIN MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOLSHOI THEATRE MUSEUM, MOSCOW FILM MUSEUM, CENTRAL MUSEUM OF THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR, MUSEUM OF ORIENTAL ART, AND THE SURIKOV ART INSTITUTE AND MOSCOW ACADEMIC LYCEUM OF ART UNDER THE AEGIS OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, AS WELL AS FROM PRIVATE COLLECTIONS.

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CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Svetlana Stepanova

THE ART OF PAVEL FEDOTOV (1815-1852) HAS A UNIVERSAL APPEAL. THE TRETYAKOV GALLERY EXHIBITION MARKING THE BICENTENARY OF HIS BIRTH INTRODUCES THIS CREATOR OF WELL-KNOWN AND POPULAR IMAGES AS A SUPERB GRAPHIC ARTIST, WHO GAVE HIS SMALL-SCALE "INTIMATE PIECES" A DEPTH COMMENSURATE WITH HIS PLACE AND CENTRAL ROLE IN RUSSIAN CULTURE.

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Dmitry Shvidkovski

CHARLES DE GAULLE WROTE IN HIS "WAR MEMOIRS": "WITH EVERY STEP I TAKE THROUGH THE WORLD'S MOST REMARKABLE PLACES, I FEEL THAT THE GLORY OF THE PAST... RECONNECTS TO THAT OF THE PRESENT... IT FEELS LIKE HISTORY IS SMILING BACK AT US TODAY THROUGH ITS STONES AND CITY SQUARES." FOR 2,000 YEARS THE CITY OF PARIS HAS UNDERGONE A CONTINUOUS EVOLUTION FROM ROMAN SETTLEMENT TO MODERN WORLD CAPITAL, AND THROUGHOUT ITS HISTORY THE CITY HAS REMAINED LOYAL TO ITS PRINCIPLES. REJECTING LACK OF TALENT AT EVERY STAGE, IT ACCUMULATES THE MOST SIGNIFICANT AND EXCITING NEW FEATURES, GIVING PREFERENCE TO PERFECT ORDER AND BRILLIANCE. THE NEW MONUMENT BY ZURAB TSERETELI NEAR NOTRE-DAME CATHEDRAL IN PARIS IS FURTHER PROOF OF SUCH A TRADITION THAT HAS TURNED THE CITY INTO THE ARTISTIC CAPITAL OF THE WORLD. WHAT IS PARTICULARLY STRIKING IS THE PERFECT WAY THE NEW SCULPTURE FITS WITHIN THE FAMOUS ARCHITECTURAL ENSEMBLE AND ITS SURROUNDINGS.

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PIERRE CARDIN PRESENTS

Pierre Cardin

I LOVE RUSSIAN ART. ITS SCOPE, VASTNESS, TENDERNESS, AND ITS POWER, AKIN TO THE EXPANSES OF THE LAND ITSELF, HAVE ALWAYS APPEALED TO THE EUROPEAN IMAGINATION. PUSHKIN, DOSTOYEVSKY, AND TOLSTOY, ALONG WITH MY CONTEMPORARIES MAYA PLISETSKAYA, RODION SHCHEDRIN, ANDREI VOZNESENSKY, NIKOLAI KARACHENTSOV ANDREI TARKOVSKY, ALEXEI RYBNIKOV MARK ZAKHAROV AND ALEXANDER BURGANOV WILL ALWAYS BE AMONG THE SHINING STARS OF OUR INTELLECTUAL EXPERIENCE. EVERY ONE OF THEIR ANNIVERSARIES IS A MAJOR CELEBRATION FOR ALL OF US

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Yelena Bekhtieva

Cherished by every Russian citizen, the Tretyakov Gallery is rich not only for its artwork but also for the people who work there - those who care for, renovate, study and popularise this priceless collection of Russian art.

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