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Mikhail Piotrovsky: How the Hermitage and Versailles acquainted two presidents with a Russian tsar

Posted on May 31, 2017

An exhibition at Versailles marking the 300th anniversary of Peter the Great’s visit to France has been opened with the participation of Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron. Did the over 180 unique exhibits from the Hermitage stocks help the dialogue at the summit? Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage, answers this question for the Russkaya Gazeta.

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