MOSCOW, 29 Sep — RIA Novosti. The state Hermitage Museum, which in 2019 have been to nearly five million people, became the leader of the ranking of the most visited art museums in Russia according to the newspaper The Art Newspaper Russia.

the Second place at the Moscow Kremlin Museums (3.1 million people), and third place was taken by the State Tretyakov gallery (2.8 million people).

the Russian edition of the international edition of the Art Newspaper, devoted to news of art, publishes its annual ranking for the eighth time. The data provide more than 100 museums from Vladivostok to Kaliningrad.

As noted in The Art Newspaper Russia, the participants of the chart from year to year virtually unchanged, although there can be noticeable changes. And if compared to last year, the Hermitage has again retained its leadership, the Russian Museum (2.3 million people) was displaced in ranking by one position, finishing in fourth place.

Completing the top-5 Moscow Multimedia Art Museum (1.9 million people). State Museum of fine arts named after Pushkin (1.4 million people) were on the sixth line.

the top ten, along with state institutions, were private: the Faberge Museum (993 thousand) and the Museum of modern art “Garage” (942 thousand).

as for the rating in the regions, there is, according to the publication, the most popular became situated near Moscow “New Jerusalem” (nearly half a million people).

And a separate list of Park complexes headed “Peterhof”, where has been 6.3 million visitors.

According to the estimates of the Ministry of culture of Russia, the newspaper notes, the 2019 total for the country recorded more than 155 million Museum visits, including participants in the educational programs and events.

“We hope that the art world will soon recover from the shock associated with the pandemic coronavirus, and gradually return to the figures of prosperous 2019,” — said the chief editor of The Art Newspaper Russia Milena Orlova.