Culture of Russia
Russian culture is the unique spiritual legacy of Russian people
Russia, a torch of the world’s culture, managed to create and preserve its spiritual wealth despite its complicated history full of devastating wars and battles. Surprisingly the notion “ Russian culture” embodies not only the unique spiritual legacy of Russian people when their traditions and customs. Russian culture is the way of life of Russian people, the way of thinking. It’s the world on its own - original, rich, versatile, unconceivable like the Russian spirit and heroic Russian people.
Russian culture is admired in the whole world. Immortal works by classics of literature, music, painting and other arts became masterpieces and entered the world’s culture annals.
The peak of Russian culture blossoming was in 18th – 19th centuries. Russia of that time was an educated world’s power. The Hermitage and the Russian Museum with their famous collections of artifacts was created in St. Petersburg, the Tretyakov Gallery was founded in Moscow. Huge treasures of applied arts have been collected in monasteries.