Catherine II Exhibition opened in Berlin in “Russian House”
The State historical museum of Moscow “Empress Catherine II and her family” with the administration of Zerbst city organized the exhibition about Catherine II. It is hosted by “Russian House” in Berlin and is due to last till May 16th.
Russian Embassador in Germany Vladimir Grinin also attended the exhibition’s opening. In his speech he pointed that this event had great value for the development of the relations between Germany and Russia. Because both these countries are connected by cultural and historical inheritance. And Catherine the Great, who was Russian Empress with roots from the Zerbst city, is a significant figure in this entwinement. The mayor of the Zerbst city Andreas Dittmann claimed that now Russia and Germany should keep and develop those relations which have been established for many years. Because if relations are being forged, the whole situation in Europe will be calm.
So Historical museum provided the best and the most famous works of Feodor Rokotov, Pietro Rotari and other painters. In total 30 best copies of paintings were chosen, there are landscapes and portraits pictured. The Exposition features the period since 1740s till the middle of 1790s. Paintings feature the life of Catherine II, also there are portraits of her family members.