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Russia Engages the World, 1453-1825
1453 Through the Reign of Ivan the Terrible (1533-1584) The Time of Troubles to the First Romanovs (1598-1682) Peter the Great and His Legacy (1682-1762) The Age of Catherine the Great (1762-1801) The Reign of Emperor Alexander I (1801-1825)
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Russia Engages the World, 1453–1825
A Humanities and Social Sciences Library exhibition in the Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III Gallery and D. Samuel and Jeane H.Gottesman Exhibition Hall (first floor), Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
October 3, 2003–January 31, 2004

Admission is free.

Exhibition Hours

Tuesday–Wednesday, 11 a.m.–7:30 p.m.; Thursday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Closed Sundays, Mondays, and, for holiday observances, Tuesday, November 11; Thursday, November 27; Thursday, December 25; and Thursday, January 1.


Public tours of Russia Engages the World are conducted Tuesday through Saturday at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Groups of ten or more people must make reserved group tour arrangements at least four weeks in advance; call 212.930.0501. Group tour fees are $7 per person for adults; there is no charge for full-time students.

Additional Information

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