An employee checks Vasily Perov's painting of Aleksandr Ostrovsky, left, at Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery, Feb. 11, 2016.
AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko
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The staff of Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery is packing up some of Russia's finest paintings to send to London for a landmark exhibition, proving, the gallery's director says, that cultural exchange is alive and well. The 26 portraits being sent to the National Portrait Gallery for exhibition are part of an exchange that also includes major British works loaned to Russia.The portraits going to London show elite artists from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Tregulova singles out portraits of writer Fyodor Dostoevsky by Vasily Perov and composer Modest Mussorgsky by Ilya Repin for their powerful depiction and "profound analysis". Nearly a half-million people visited what was reportedly Russia's most popular show in 50 years.
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