Everybody has heard about the Hermitage, the great collection of Western art in St. Petersburg, created by Russian sovereigns from Catherine II to Putin. But far fewer people are familiar with the Tretyakov Gallery, one of the best collections of Russian art in the world, with a range that extends from the Middle Ages to the twenty-first century. Russian art in general is not particularly well-known in the West. A few artists have gained fame: Chagal, Kandinsky, Repin, Malevich, but many other painters of enormous talent have not acquired the reputation they fully deserve. This is especially true of Russia's landscape artists and the truly remarkable work of her portraitists.