Within the Garden Ring: Around Ulitsa Prechistka

Russian Academy of Arts and Zurab Tsereteli Gallery

Russian Academy of Arts and Zurab Tsereteli Gallery (September 2013)

The Russian Academy of Arts has its headquarters on Ulitsa Prechistenka and it incorporates an art gallery which, apart from some ancient Roman and Greek statues, is dedicated to the work of the academy's current president - the controversial artist Zurab Tsereteli.  The work of Tsereteli includes statues of well-known figures from Russian politics, Russian culture. and various tsars.  Highlights include Vladimir Putin in his judo robe, former mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov as a street cleaner and the last imperial family, all with their eyes closed.  Also featured are images and statues on the theme of Tsereteli's native Georgia and a massive apple whose interior is decorated with erotic scenes.   There is free admission to the gallery on Tuesdays and the third Sunday of the month.

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Location 19 Ulitsa Prechistenka
Metro Kropotkinskaya
Website http://rah.ru/
Clock 12:00 - 20:00 (Friday: 12:00 - 22:00, Sunday 12:00 - 19:00). Closed on Mondays.