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The HermitageWas nationalized by the Bolsheviks in 1917 the museum expanded to fill what had been the Winter Palace of the imperial family the museum expanded to fill what had been the Winter Palace of the imperial family vast collections confiscated from the nobility by revolutionary forces became of its holdings The resulting collection is unparalleled in its from the nobility by revolutionary forces part of its holdings The resulting collection is unparalleled in its and uality             This book is the

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Irst full of the Hermitage in any language It tells the story of the museum’s inception and development as well as of its unlikely survival through war Communism and economic strife Packed with images From A Staggering Range Of a staggering range of artists and styles it will be the definitive statement on the Hermitage for decades to com. The Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg Is Perhaps The Greatest Is Perhaps The Greatest perhaps the greatest in the world It began as a showcase for the art treasures of the Tsars and thus reflects their legendary extravagance to say nothing of the romances marriages and murders that played a part in the creation and development of the collection in its early ears After it.