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A Study of the Reseacher

A memorial exhibition devoted to the 90 th anniversary of Rudolf Abramov (1929-2016), marine meteorologist, who had worked at the Atlantic Branch of the P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology RAS for 52 years, was opened at Maritime Koenigsberg-Kaliningrad exhibition hall.

The exhibition A Study of the Researcher features books by Rudolf Abramov, his archives and historic
artifacts as well as reveals his profound personality and many-sided interests. His most striking and fruitful period in life is the participation in oceanographic expeditions where he studied sea currents with messages in the bottle, made hourly observations, put notes in the diary and drew sketches in the album. Later, these notes became a basis for his popular science books.

He was a full member of the Geographical Society of the USSR (from 1964), a Candidate of Geographic Sciences (from 1967); in 1966 to 2000, he took part in dozens of research expeditions on board the Soviet and Russian research vessels: Akademik Kurchatov, Dmitrii Mendeleev, Akademik Mstislav Keldysh and Professor Shtokman. He supervised the ‘Atlas of Recurrence of Cloud Systems Over the Tropical Atlantic’ (1973). The researcher was awarded the Honorary Diploma by the Russian Geographical Society for his ‘Atlas of Temperatures of the Atlantic Energy Active Zones’ (1996). He became one of the first members of the Vityaz’s Friends Club (1989) and made daily observations of weather and water conditions on board the museum vessel (1995—2016). From the mid-1990s in the summertime, he monitored the Baltic Spit, managed to introduce such monitoring at a biological station in Rybachii (Curonian Spit) and now and then made observations of Cape Severnii (Russian: northern) near the Vistula Lagoon.

The Three Seas. Connecting Shores

The Museum of the World Ocean invites to a make a fascinating trip along the shores of the Black, Azov and Baltic Sea without leaving Kaliningrad. And amazing Natalya Efremenko’s works will help you.

The artist was born far from the sea, in Berezniki (Perm Oblast, Russia). That time she hardly thought sea wide would inspire her to create a whole number of landscapes and images. However, her removal to Kaliningrad has changed a lot and uncurled a new line in her creativity. The major part of works presented at Maritime Koenigsberg-Kaliningrad is a brilliant result of pleinairs on the coast of the Black, Azov and Baltic Sea.

The characters of the art works are not only water and coasts but also people living by the sea. As well, the exhibition features sketches where the artist depicted lakes, rivers, lagoons and even ponds in Leningrad and Kaliningrad Oblast, Poland and Crimea. Over 50 pictures are going to take you on a trip from the South to West and you will see the three seas at once.

About the author
Natalya Efremenko (Lazareva) was born in Berezniki in 1978.  In 1997, she graduated from the Art College as an artist of decorative painting on metal, wood and cloth; in 2006 – the Ural State Professional Training University as an interior designer. Combining her day job with art wall painting, Efremenko worked as a designer in printing art and interior design. She moved to Kaliningrad in 2010. Efremenko is an active participant of exhibitions and plein-airs in Kaliningrad Oblast, Crimea and Poland.

The Colour of the Sea

The Museum of the World Ocean invites you to look at the sea through a camera lens and see its diverse colours. Together with Anastasia Radyuk, author of the new exhibition The Colour of the Sea, you can make a fascinating travel along the Northern Sea Route, the Barents, Kara and Laptev Sea. You wouldn’t believe but the seas differ from each other like ice and fire.

It is easy to make sure about it at the congress hall of the Main Museum Building: over thirty works will present both the beauty of sea sunrises and sunsets from a ship, shore or at a port and how the seas differ by their colours of water. The tints of seawater are influenced by many things: time of the day, weather and even an angle. Sometimes several seconds are enough to alter the sea. Surprisingly, but it is so intriguing to watch these changes – they charm.

Dear guests, you have got a great opportunity to look into the deep and see all the colours of the sea!

About the author

Anastasia Radyuk graduated with honours from the Kaliningrad State Technical University (Faculty of Shipbuilding and Power Engineering). Radyuk worked on research and studies for two years; on graduation, she spent six months undergoing a training course as an engineer (operator) on the atomic icebreakers Vaigach and Taimyr in the Arctic; made a voyage along the Northern Sea Route. In early 2018, she was awarded Grand Prix at the competition “Homeport Kaliningrad”. In autumn 2018, Radyuk made a voyage on the bark Sedov as a PR manager of the Baltic State Academy of the Fishing Fleet. At the moment, she is a media expert at the Kaliningrad Maritime Fishing College. In February 2019, Radyuk organized her first photo exhibition at the Kaliningrad Maritime Fishing College timed to the college’s birthday. Besides photography, Anastasia is interested in literature as well: she writes poems and novels, attends Graphite poetry club as its member.

The Two Poles of the Earth


February 21, 2019 – May 10, 2019

A new exhibition The Two Poles of the Earth by Peter Reichet featuring 42 works from an artist’s family collection is opening at the Maritime Art Gallery in Svetlogorsk.

Peter Reichet (1953-2013) was an artist, a sculptor and an illustrator. Peter Reichet was born in Odessa to a family of an outstanding artist Viktor Reichet. In 1977, he graduated from Ilya Repin St. Petersburg State Academic Institute for Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (V.Oreshnikov’s workshop). From 1976, he participated in over 200 exhibitions in Russia, France, Germany, USA, Canada and Japan.

In 1976-1987, he took part in three Arctic expeditions (Franz Josef Land, Severnaya Zemlya, North Pole-22 drifting ice station and Bennett Island).

From 1981, Reichet was a member of the Union of Russian Artists.

From 1984, Reichet was a member of the Union of the Russian Geographical Society.

In 1988, Reichet and A.Time organized The Last Whale art group.

In 1991, he was Scandinavian Prize winner.

From 2002, Reichet is an IFA member.

In 2010-2011, he took part in the expedition to Antarctica (King George Island).

In 2013, Reichet died tragically in his last expedition 2013 Yamal-Antarctica and later buried at the Volkovskoe cemetery in Saint Petersburg.

Peter Reichet worked in different genres – from academic portrait and classic graphics to experimental abstract canvases and pop-art installations. Reichet’s works are kept at the Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow), the State Russian Museum (Saint Petersburg), the Museum of 20th and 21st Century St. Petersburg Art (Saint Petersburg), the Erarta Museum (Saint Petersburg), the State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg (Saint Petersburg), the Russian State Arctic and Antarctic Museum (Saint Petersburg), the State Museum Association “Art Culture of the Russian North” (Arkhangelsk), the Arnen Museum of Contemporary Art (Netherlands), the Grenen Art Museum (Denmark), the Danish royal family collection and private collections.

Welcome to the Art Gallery of the Maritime Exhibition Centre in Svetlogorsk (Yantar-Hall, 11 Lenina Street)!


People Of The Sea

A unique ethnographic exhibition – People of the Sea – is waiting for you at the Maritime Exhibition Centre in Svetlogorsk.

A unique ethnographic collection moves visitors to the world of primitive tribes, mystery religions and excellent handicraft by native artists. About 1 000 items – cult objects, masks, puppets, weapons – were collected by a German traveler in Indonesia (New Guinea, Java, Timor, Sumatra, Sulawesi and Bali) as well as in India, China and Nepal  in the 1960s-90s. These people’s life is closely interrelated with the sea, so it is clearly seen in the materials, symbols and themes. According to the ethnographers, it is one of the five best collections in Europe. In 2015, a Russian entrepreneur and patron V.Shcherbakov acquired the collection and lent it to the Museum of the World Ocean for a display.  Guests have already got to know a small part of the collection at the Maritime Exhibition Centre. Some exhibits are exclusive and displayed in Russia for the first time.

The exhibition is located on two levels: on the ground floor one can get to know unique primitive cultures of New Guinea: Asmat and Dani tribes. Exhibits devoted to the culture and art of Bali, Hindustan and Southeast Asia will be presented in the largest hall.


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