The most interesting museum in Moscow, according to its residents, is the State Tretyakov Gallery (16% of respondents named it). The second place was taken by the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (13%), and the third was shared by the State Darwin Museum and the State Historical Museum (7% each).
The museums of the Moscow Kremlin, including the Diamond Fund and the Armory Chamber, are considered the most interesting in the capital by 5% of respondents, and the Polytechnic Museum, the Central Museum of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, as well as the Cosmonautics Museum — by 3% of the surveyed.
The Victory Museum, the Orlov Paleontological Museum of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Moscow Museum Association, the Borodino Battle Panorama Museum and the Experimentarium Museum of Entertaining Sciences were called the most interesting ones by 2% of respondents.
As specified, the Tretyakov Gallery and the Pushkin Museum are more often chosen by women, while the State Historical Museum, the Central Museum of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, and the Museum of Cosmonautics are mostly chosen by men.
The State Hermitage Museum is leading in St. Petersburg by a large margin – 4 out of 10 residents of the Northern capital of Russia called it “the most interesting museum.” The Russian Museum is in second place (13%). The third place was shared by the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Kunstkamera) and the Erarta Museum of Modern Art (5% each).
The Zoological Museum of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Military History Museum of Artillery, Engineering and Communications Troops, and the Central Naval Museum each received 3% of the votes.
The list of the most interesting museums in St. Petersburg also included the Russian Ethnographic Museum, the State Museum-Reserve “Peterhof”, the museum “Grand Maket Rossiya”, the Museum of Railways of Russia and the State Museum of Political History of Russia (2% each).
It is noted that the Russian Museum is more interesting for women, while the Hermitage, the Military History Museum of Artillery, Engineering and Communications Troops, and the Central Naval Museum are mostly chosen by men.