ARTRUSSIA online resource was founded in 2001 by a Russian businessman Valentin Khegai. Surprising as it seems but just at the same time the founder's four-year-old daughter started to study painting at one of art schools for children in Moscow.
As soon as December 2002 ARTRUSSIA became a leader among online resources dealing with fine and decorative art (according to Yandex, an authoritative Russian browser).
ARTRUSSIA boasts one of the biggest online catalogues in Russia and an online gallery of modern fine and decorative art.
Apart from modern art pages our online catalogue has a section of 'Rarities' which includes images of fine art masterpieces from the Tretiakov Gallery, the Russian Museum, the Hermitage, the Pushkin Museum collections as well as other museums and galleries of Russia.
Online gallery ARTRUSSIA offers every service of traditional online shops: a convenient system of artwork search, safe credit card payment, shipment by world famous courier services (DHL, EMS), purchase insurance etc. Purchase reservation and tracking report of your order are also available for the customer.
"Art Guide" pages present the news of culture and art, reviews of forthcoming exhibitions, art fairs and other important events.
The digital version of "The Art of Russia" reference book contains information on more than 900 organizations and producing companies of art market in Russia and other CIS countries.
At the present moment ARTRUSSIA catalogue boasts more than 500 painters from all regions of Russia and CIS countries and over 3000 images of their artworks. The number of artists who seek to be represented in the catalogue is constantly growing. Information placement in our catalogue is free.
ARTRUSSIA online gallery is a dealer of the most interesting painters of our catalogue. At the moment we have on sale over 1700 original works of different Russian artists. This number is also constantly growing.
Such services as "Art Cards", "My Gallery", "Subscription", are also available to ARTRUSSIA users. Every artist presented in ARTRUSSIA online gallery has a personal page with his or her personal gallery and a "Guest book".