Chairman of the Government of the Russian
Federation Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin visited the State Hermitage
12 December 2009, Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin visited the State Hermitage.
Director of the State Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovsky informed him about the progress of works on the restoration of the East Wing of the General Staff building, the construction of the Open Storage Facility and the Hermitage plans regarding preparations for the 250th anniversary of the museum.
Vladimir Putin visited the halls of a new permanent exhibition
of Japanese art and halls exhibiting works by Impressionists,
Matisse and Picasso. He also made himself familiar with the restored
painting Pool in a Harem by