The best museums in Saint Petersburg. Walking around the city on the Neva

The best museums in Saint Petersburg. Walking around the city on the Neva

St. Petersburg is the cultural capital of Russia, the history of which permeates everything in the city: palaces, castles, mansions, apartment buildings, individual apartments, courtyards, alleys and streets. We present the best museums in Saint Petersburg. Walking around the city on the Neva

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  1. The Museum of the Tin Soldier in St. Petersburg. See the military parade on the Champ de Mars and Suvorov’s crossing of the Alps

The Museum of the Tin Soldier in St. Petersburg. See the military parade on the Champ de Mars and Suvorov’s crossing of the Alps

The phrase “tin soldier” sounds somehow frivolous, I immediately think about children’s games. The first thing that comes to mind, of course, is a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

By the way, here, in the museum, you can listen to it and watch it in its entirety. A play about the love of a brave warrior and a beautiful ballerina will be played out in front of you.

The second thing that will be remembered about the soldiers is the story of how the future emperor Peter III executed a rat for eating one of his collectible figurines. The fact is that in the 18th century, soldiers were made, including from cotton wool, fixed with a sugar composition. That’s before such a yummy rat and could not resist, for which she paid with her life.

Perhaps Pyotr Fyodorovich behaved somewhat infantile (we only know about this from the words of his wife Catherine, who does not love him), but he had quite an impressive collection of toy soldiers. There were not only cotton, wooden and metal soldiers, but also porcelain ones.

In fact, the future Emperor Peter III, sincerely loving military affairs, paid tribute to tradition. And these are not children’s games at all. Collecting miniature figurines depicting the military began around the 14th century and most European monarchs did not stay away from this hobby.

For example, Emperor Peter I was the owner of a collection of miniature artillery with tin gunners. Emperor Maximilian I had toy knights on foot. Maria de’ Medici gave her son a small army of 300 soldiers.

Autocrat Nicholas I, known for his great love of military uniforms, ordered a whole batch of figurines according to his own sketches a year before his death. It was a set of 35 types of cavalrymen and 18 types of infantrymen. It took Heinrikssen about three years to make the figures. His son, Alexander II, already accepted the order. In his office in the Winter Palace, these figures stood under glass hoods.

And for the last Russian Tsarevich Alexei, 16-centimeter full-cast silver figures covered with jewelry enamel were ordered from the same German company Heinrikssen. Very expensive job. Five of these figurines are in the Museum’s collection
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