The Hermitage museum of St Petersburg has announced its intention to open a branch in Amsterdam where it will organise two yearly exhibitions due to attract some 250 000 visitors, it was announced in November 1999.
Russian fine art of the end of the 20th century dropped out of art critics view due to Perestroika. Sots art of Perestroika period was at the center of attention, because there was quite a recognized political context, and the interest towards Russia, concerning politics was equal to zero.
Two small Ivan Aivasovskys paintings on sale at Sotheby’s New York this year.
The Lomonosov Imperial manufacture of porcelains will remain Russian, a Saint Petersburg court decided on October 8th 1999.
Some American investors had bought shares of the manufacture but Russian authorities did not want to see such cultural institution fall into foreign hands.