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Two of Russia’s largest art collections reunited at exhibitions in Moscow and St Petersburg 

Sergei Shchukin and Ivan Morozov are pre-revolutionary Russian entrepreneurs, whose names were largely forgotten for the most part of the 20th century. But both of them managed to amass such unique collections of turn-of-the-century art that today they still constitute the bulk of impressionist and post-impressionist collections at Russia’s two major museums: Pushkin Museum in Moscow and Hermitage in St Petersburg

Front entrance to the Pushkin Museum in Moscow. Image by Anton Surkov

The collections were not always split between Russia’s two capitals, after 1917 the paintings were…

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