In Saint Petersburg, Russia, the Hermitage Museum is one of the largest art galleries and museums of antiquities in the world. Six buildings by the Neva river ost the museum's large collection. The Winter Palace, which was the ancient stars' residence, is the most important one. The stars accumulated their large collection of artifacts over the centuries and after the 1917 revolution, the complex converted into a State Museum.

Its collection is made up of more than three million pieces: antiquities from the antique Greek and Roman periods, European and Russian artifacts and East Asia archaeological treasures. Its art gallery is considered one of the most complete in the world.