- evgeniy vladimirovich radkevich
The Gallery, a new section of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, opened its doors to the public in August 2006. The setting up of the Gallery was the next step in the development of the Museum, following the opening of a new building for the Museum of Private Collections in 2005 and the Museion Centre of Aesthetic Training for children and young people in 2006. The appearance of the Gallery is a continuation of the plan to surround the main building, which was erected from a design by the architect Roman Klein in 1912, with a museum town, something the museums founder, Professor Ivan Vladimirovich Tsvetaev dreamed of in his day.
For two decades, Liki Rossii, an information and publishing company, has published many books and photographic albums on topics ranging from the history of Russia to Saint Petersburg and the Romanov Dynasty. Some of our books were devoted to a particular branch of the Imperial Family, the Vladimirovichi - Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich and his descendants. Among these works were: the memoires of Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich and his spouse Grand Duchess Leonida Georgievna, Russia is in our hearts, published in 1995. The memoires of Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich, My life in Russias Service, were issued one year later. The authors, Galina Korneva and Tatiana Cheboksarova, have been working on this topic for many years. Back in 2001, Liki Rossii published an important and one-of-akind guidebook, Saint-Petersburg Palace of Grand Duke Vladimir, authored by Korneva and Cheboksarova. It was to become the first of many such collaborations. The authors take part in conferences both in Russia and abroad; they deliver lectures and write articles on a regular basis. In fact, they have authored nearly 30 articles devoted to different aspects of Grand Duke Vladimir activity, as well as the life of members of his family. One the latest books written by G. Korneva and T. Cheboksarova is titled Russia and Europe - Dynastic Ties. It contains many pages dedicated to detailed descriptions of this branch of Romanov family. Liki Rossii published it in 2010 in Russian and in 2012 in English. Expanded with many archival photographs, kindly provided by publisher and collector Arturo E. Beеche, it was printed in USA by Eurohistory.com in 2013 The authors used considerable amounts of archival documents that they collected during many years working in various archives, both in Russia and abroad. The book Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna includes also more than 300 photographs from archives and private collections. In a further collaboration with Eurohistory.com, nearly 70 photographs were kindly given to the authors by Arturo E. Beеche. In fact, as was the case with Russia and Europe, Eurohistory.com is publishing Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna for the American, European and world markets. Proficiency in several foreign languages provided G. Korneva and T. Cheboksarova the chance to read and analyze a period covering the end of 19th - beginning of 20th century. Many of these works were printed in Russia, England, Germany, while also serving as source for many previously unseen photographs. Without a doubt, the authors detailed knowledge of the topic only further enriches this very unique book. See also the previous published book of the authors Empress Maria Fedorovnas Favorite Residences in Russia and Denmark.