Located in historical center of Saint Petersburg the Russian Museum of Ethnography is one of the largest ethnographic museums in the world.  It represents ethnic culture of the Russian Federation and neighboring countries from Finland to China.  The museum has more than     700,000 artifacts    and negatives, which reflect the cultural heritage of 157 peoples of European Russia, Siberia, Far    East, Caucasus and Crimea and embrace the period from late seventeenth century to present times.