Thanks to the foundation of the Museum of The Second Renaissance, from 10 July al 27 August the Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista in Venice is showing a series of objects from the collections of Russian art and artefacts from the 17th and 18th centuries. Gems from artists such as Malevi, Tatlin, Christolubov and Rudakov will be on display in the perfect setting: Venice, crossroads between East and West, the magical meeting place of diverse cultures. This union is born witness by its architecture, by the green waters which enclose it, and by the very air which it breathes.The exhibition Treasures of Russia (sponsored by the Minister of Culture, the Province of Venice, The Veneto Region, the Embassy of the Russian Federation and Apt Venice) presents more than 200 works from one of the most important collections outside Russia. Russian art of the 1800s and 1900s is celebrated in all its richness of themes and styles with magnificent quality works, making the exhibition truly an international occasion. A chance for the public to encounter the importance of this private collection with pieces stretching from Moscow to Saint Petersburg, and including works by Kazimir Malevich, Vladimir Tatlin, Nikolaj Christoljubov, Konstantin Rudakov, Vladimir Lebedev, Konstantin Antipov, Ely Bielutin, Josif Gurwich, Alekseij Lazykin, Andrej Lyssenko, Valentin Tereshenko and Grigorij Zejtlin thus constituting an immensely valuable grouping together of artists still highly important for our own day, witnesses to the great and timeless spirit of liberty and independence without following ideologies or rules.