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Culture news, 27.09.2001 11:45

The New Painting in the Russian Museum.

C: russian_b.jpg Portrait of Grand Duke Alexander Nikolaevich, future Emperor Alexander I, was presented to the Russian Museum. Alexander I is portrayed wearing an Erivan regiment uniform. The portrait was originally held by Officers Regiment's Assembly. After the Revolution it was removed to Paris and kept in the Erivanians Society, and then it passed to Vladimir Granitov, son of one of the regiment's former officers, who willed this historical and art rarity to the Russian Museum.

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