Saint Petersburg is one of Russia’s most picturesque cities. Its residents love it to the point of unquestionable adoration. To try and understand these feelings of we recommend joining the crowd of high school graduates at the Palace embankment for the Scarlet sails celebration, visiting a local club to hear one of city’s rock legends live, going out to the Lieutenant Schmidt embankment for the Navy Day to see the Baltic Fleet warships or buying a ticket for a home match of St. Petersburg’s iconic FC Zenit.
Saint Petersburg 2018 | The KunstkameraThe full name of this institution is the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography of the Russian Academy of SciencesThe full name of this institution is the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography of the Russian Academy of Sciences
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The full name of this institution is the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Kunstkamera is a science centre that employs philologists, historians, ethnographers, geographers, folk art specialists and sociologists. This is also an ethnographic museum with an interesting collection of discoveries made by the different expeditions undertaken by Russians from the times of Peter the Great to the present. Kunstkamera also has exhibits of household items, clothes, weapons and sacred objects of very different peoples: from the Native Americans to Ainu, the native population of the Japanese islands.
The greatest wonder of the Kunstkamera is the Globe of Gottorf; 12 people at a time can take a look at the map of the starry sky made in the 17th century.
The items from the personal collection of Peter the Great, who brought curiosities from all of his trips, are also known as the Cabinet of Oddities and form just a small part of the whole exhibition.