Category: Off the beaten paths

Imperial porcelain factory museum

St Petersburg is really famous for its porcelain produced by the  Imperial Porcelain factory. Founded in 1744, it's the oldest factory that started to make porcelain in Russia. The best pieces of Russian porcelain  are collected in the museum of Imperial porcelain factory in St Petersburg. Officialy it's a branch of the Hermitage museum, but it's located right at the factory. 1100

Museum of political history in St Petersburg

Situated not far from the  Peter and Paul fortress, the museum of political history in St Petersburg may be interesting for those who want to feel what life in USSR was like and see documents and even some personal belongings of the leaders of Russia and USSR. Its collections cover a time span from the reign of Catherine II to the XX century. Unless you are interested in political history, it  may…