January 17, 2017


Russia Post issued a souvenir sheet on 19th August 2016 with 3 stamps to celebrate the 50th Foundation Anniversary of the State Historical and Ethnographic Museum-Reserve "Kizhi"

The basis of the museum's collection is an outstanding monument of Russian wooden architecture – the Kizhi Ensemble, which was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1990.

The museum funds consists of over 53 000 exhibits. The collection includes objects of ethnography, archeology, works the Old Russian painting, modern paintings and drawings, manuscripts and printed books, documents and photographs. In general meeting the Kizhi Museum comprehensively reflects the material and spiritual culture of the indigenous peoples of Karelia.

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