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At the Sovereign's Stirrup


Tsarskoe Selo together with the State Hermitage offer the exhibition At the Sovereign's Stirrup: Mounted Escorts of Russia from the 16th century to the present day, available 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday to Wednesday from 23 July to 18 October 2021 at the Cameron Gallery in the Catherine Park.

Initiator and co-organiser: investment company 'VELES Capital'. Official sponsor: PAO 'PromSvyazBank'.

Commemorating the 210th anniversary of His Majesty's Own Cossack Escort, this very impressive eight-section exhibition is an engrossing journey through the history of mounted escort and convoy units that accompanied and guarded Russian tzars and emperors.

About 800 objects on display include uniforms, equipment, weapons and regalia of these elite guard formations, as well as paintings, engravings, photographs, historical documents and other artifacts from museums, archives and private collectors.

Our 27 participants include: (St Petersburg and environs) Tsarskoe Selo, Pavlovsk, Gatchina, the State Hermitage, the Russian Museum, the Military Historical Museum of Artillery, Engineers and Signal Corps, the Alexander Suvorov State Memorial Museum, the Central State Archive of Cinema and Photo Documents; (Moscow) the Moscow Kremlin Museums, the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Archive of the Russian Federation, the State Historical Museum, the Russian State Military Historical Archive, Presidential Regiment of the SCMK FSS of Russia; (Krasnogorsk) the Russian State Documentary Film & Photo Archive; (Copenhagen, Denmark) the Danish War Museum; (Courbevoie, France) Museum of the History of Life-Guards of His Majesty's Cossack Regiment; (Jordanville, USA) Russian History Museum; (Stockholm, Sweden) the Royal Armoury (Livrustkammaren); (private collectors) A. D. Gnedovsky, V. R. Klimov, G. V. Klimov, D. A. Klochkov, A. E. Lelyanov, S. Y. Lyulin, V. A. Ponsov, S. P. Savin.

Tickets (Rub 200) and exhibition catalogues (Rub 3,800) are available at the exhibition entrance (through the Main Staircase of the Cameron Gallery). See the Cameron Gallery on the map