Golden and Silver Age are two stages of the great synthesis of the East
and the West on the basis of the Russian civilised type in the history of
Russian culture of classical time.
These star periods in orbit of Russian culture though moving away with each
century, but still shine brighter to their posterity.
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The exhibition "Shining Russia" embraces the monuments of Russian artistic
culture from the end of 17th to the beginning of 20th century and in
accordance with the conception the exhibition also includes monuments
of the West European art of 16-19th century.
Exposition was opened for people in halls of Picture Gallery since
17th August to 1st December 1999.