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Exhibition of Oriental Weapons Opens in St. Petersburg
27.12.2011 00:00
Exhibition of Oriental Weapons Opens in St. Petersburg

Petersburg Military History Museum has opened Russias largest exhibition of weapons of the East of the 16th-19th centuries.
      It introduces samples of arms and armory of Japanese Samurais, as well as ethnic samples of cold weapons, firearms and armature of the North Africa, Arabia, Turkey, Balkan countries, Iran, Caucasus, Central Asia, Afghanistan, India, Nepal and Indonesia. Lots of the exhibits are true works of art.
      The museums collection of Oriental weapons has been formed since the 18th century. Originally it was based on trophies of the Russian-Turkish and Russian-Persian wars. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries the collection was replenished with the weaponry captured in the Central Asian campaigns and Russian-Japanese war of 1904-1905.
      The exhibition runs till 30 October 2012.
Author: Vera Ivanova

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