This is one of my favorite places though it is not as famous as the Hermitage. But if you go to Russia you should get acquainted with the Russian painting, it deserves your attention! It is not world famous though one can enjoy it more than the Italian or the famous French. Probably because it has sometimes more soul. It was very typical for Russian philosophers of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries to “seek for the truth” and this painful search is fully perceived in the Russian painting of that period. Here you will get a feeling of what is called mysterious Slavonic soul.