The Russian Museum of Ethnography in Saint-Petersburg is one of the largest  ethnographic museums in the world.  The objects of traditional cultures of Russia and  neighboring countries are kept in its walls.  The museum has more than    700,000 artifacts    and  photographs,  which represent the cultural heritage of 157 peoples of European Russia, Siberia, Far    East, Caucasus and Crimea and embrace the period from 18th century to present times.