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Antique showpieces to enrich the collection of First Russian House Museum in Australia
An extensive collection of historic artifacts has refilled First Russian House Museum opened by Russian Compatriots living in Australia, Internet portal of Cossack Village informs. The honored chieftain of the Cossack village Dmitry Rechkalov left this collection after his death at the beginning of this year. He had been collecting pieces of Russian culture for many long years. Dmitry found some historic items himself, and other objects were presented to him by his friends and the rest of the relics were signed off according to the wills of other Cossacks.
Among the relics are genuine suitcases and chests of more than a hundred years old. Citizens of Russia trying to escape to the other side of the world stored their belongings in these suitcases. Two ancient icons are in his collection. One icon represents Seraphim of Sarov and the other one depicts St. Nicholas. Besides, there are many furniture items, interior decorations and personal belongings. The collection also comprises antique sewing machine, old gramophones, books, magazines and many other items.