An exhibition dedicated to Alexander I will open in the State Hermitage

Alexander I

“The sphinx who took his secret to the grave…” exhibition dedicated to Emperor Alexander I will start on May 27, 2005 in the State Hermitage. Nearly 1000 display items including archival documents, portraits, military uniforms and arms from the collection of the State Hermitage, the Kremlin Museums, the Museum-Park of Peterhof, and the Russian Museum, as well as unique documents from the State Archive of the Russian Federation (нПscow) are presented on the exhibition that will last up to October 2.

The reform-minded grandson of Catherine the Great, Alexander I considered to be the patron of education, art and science. He continued Peter I and Catherine’s efforts to turn Russia towards Europe and was the defeater of Napoleon.

The Hermitage exhibition is the first to provide the fullest possible showing of memorabilia of Alexander I and his immediate surrounding.

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