Institute of Russian Realist Art

This private collection of Soviet and post-Soviet art, collected by entrepreneur Alexey Ananyev, features the works of the Soviet Union's most influential artists, the trend-setters, the paterfamiliases of new genres, those whose art had inspired entire generations of artists: Isaac Brodsky, Aleksandr Deyneka, Yuri Pimenov, Sergei Gerasimov, Geliy Korzhev, Alexey and Sergei Tkachev, Tair Salakhov, and many others. The museum is housed in the building of what used to be a calico printing factory, started by a Swiss entrepreneur in 1823. The beautiful brick edifices on the river bank are the remnants of that factory. Now this is Novospassky District with offices, restaurants, health clubs, a fountain and a park.