The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts is a museum complex that is currently in possession of one of the largest world art collections from Ancient Egypt and Greece to our days. Today the holdings of the museum contain around 700 000 art works of different epochs.
The Gallery comprises 26 rooms, where exhibits are arranged by theme, country or name. The pride of the Gallery consists of the paintings by French Impressionists and Post-Impressionists and masters of the early 20th century: Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh.
The Gallerry is temporarily closed for visits.
Just nearby the infamous Butyrka prison and police station Russian Social Democratic Labour Party had a secret safe-harbour and created "The Worker" newspaper and rebellion pamphlets. This place was never found by the authorities.