The Russian Museum of Ethnography tells about simple and close to everybody subjects: how people worked, sometimes achieving the highest level of mastery, how they built and organized their houses, how they rested, reared their children, dressed and in what they believed.
All the museum artifacts are aut hentic gathered among the peoples by numerous generations of museum workers.
The RME exists more than 100 years. It is located in the building specially built for display of ethnographic collections. The Marble Hall garnished with pink Karelian marble is located in the center of museum building. Today the RME is one of the largest ethnographic museums of the world. It keeps 500,000 ethnographic artifacts on 157 large and small ethnic groups of Russia beginning from the XVIII century.
The museum halls present impressive panorama of costumes of the peoples of Russia including unique clothes of fish skin and nettle and rare sets of shaman attributes of the peoples of Siberia and Far East; splendid Central Asian carpets, gala arms and utensils of the Caucasus peoples, jewelry from the most diverse materials and many other objects of traditional folk crafts