Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences
The Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences is situated in St. Petersburg on the Spit of Vasilievsky Island on the corner of the Birzhevaya Square and Universitetskaya Embankment of the Neva River. All St. Petersburgers are familiar from their childhood days with this building because it houses the Zoological Museum. However not everyone knows that the Museum is an exhibition part of the Zoological Institute: the most interesting part of the tremendous scientific collections of the institute is put on display in the museum. The Zoological Institute including the museum is one of the oldest scientific institutions in the city established by Peter the Great. The first museum catalogue (1742) lists approximately 4000 representatives of mammals, birds, amphibians, fishes, insects and invertebrates, deposited in scientific collections of the Kunstkammer.
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