The collection of the State Hermitage includes over 3 million works of art and world culture artefacts. It contains paintings, graphic works, sculptures, works of applied art, archaeological artefacts and numismatic objects.
The Russian State Archive of Literature and Arts, “Archive of Muses”, is the largest store of Russia where the richest materials on history of the home literature, music, theatre, cinema, fine arts and architecture are concentrated.
In addition to housing the core fond of archival materials related to Pushkin, IRLI RAN is a massive depository of archival materials relating to Russian literature from the 18th through the 20th centuries.
The Russian State Library is the largest library in Europe and the second largest in the world. It holds over 42 million items including national and foreign publications from the beginning of book printing to the present day, as well as an outstanding manuscript collection going back to the 6th century.