The Museum of Russian Art (the collection of Prof. A. Ya. Abramyan) in Yerevan is the only museum in Armenia presenting the works of Russian artists from one of the most fascinating periods of Russian culture known as the Silver Age (late 19th – early 20th centuries). Outstanding philosopher Nikolai Berdyaev called this era the Russian “cultural Renaissance.”
The museum was established on the basis of the personal collection of the famous doctor, Professor Aram Abramyan in 1980. For visitors the museum was opened on November 19, 1984.
Aram Yakovlevich Abramyan (1898 – 1990), physician, urologist, doctor of sciences, professor, Hero of Socialist Labor, laureate of the State Prize of the USSR, holder of the orders of Lenin, October Revolution, Red Banner of Labor, honored worker of sciences, honorary citizen of Moscow, was also a well-known collector.