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Unprecedented Russian art show to mark 60th anniversary of United Nations

Russian Art - State HermitageRussia's leading museums of fine arts are expected to take part in an unprecedented  show of Russian art called Russia to be opened at the Guggenheim Museum in New York this September. The exhibition will mark the 60th anniversary of the United Nations.

The director of the State Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovsky and the director of the Tretyakov Picture Gallery Valentin Rodionov unveiled the plan during their business trips to USA, reports NEWSru.

Mr. Piotrovsky took part in a charitable function in the Russian Embassy in Washington to raise funds for the Faberge Museum to be based in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Mr. Rodionov launched an exhibition of 20th century's historical Russian paintings in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

According to Mr. Piotrovsky, the Guggenheim Foundation is going to provide technical and financial support to the upcoming exhibition in New York. Mr. Rodionov said the Tretyakov Gallery would ship more than a hundred exhibits to the New York show.

The Minneapolis Museum of Russian Art founded by the American art collector Raymond Johnson will also participate in Russia exhibition. The Minneapolis museum intends to contribute 25 paintings of Russian artists to the New York show.