Visit to the Ethnographic Museum. The Russian Ethnographic Museum was founded in 1901 as an auxiliary building of the neighbouring Russian Museum, only after World War II receiving its current name. Its collections include more than 500,000 objects throughout 24 halls, describing the culture of the 150 tribes who lived on the territory of the Ancient Russian Empire: people from the Baltics, the Caucasus, Siberia, Central Asia, and the Far East. Visitors can see ceramics, textiles, jewels, metal and wood objects, costumes, and even life-sized buildings. The Museum also provides numerous pictures, allowing visitors to understand the life and customs of these cultures, some of whom have already disappeared, while many still live in the vast spaces of Russia. Finally, it has an impressive collection of jewels, precious stones, and cult objects.