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      The most beautiful, full of light and spacious room of the memorial is the living room. Long mirrors, as high as the ceiling on both sides of the big windows, an antique piano "Bekker", furniture, carved out of red wood - the work of Russian craftsmen of the 19th Century, a massive bronze chandelier, the fireplace and,specially, the paintings on the walls give a very festive image to the room.


      The collection of paintings by Russian artists, which belonged to I.P. Pavlov, mostly the "Peredvizhniks" trend, became one of the most absorbing hobbies of Pavlov's mature years. This collection of paintings, included the works of such famous artists as V.M. Vasnetsov, A.A. Rylov, N.N. Dubovskoy, M.V. Nesterov and others.

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      The room next to the Dining hall, is divided in the center by carved oak-wood cupboards with the bigger part of I.P. Pavlov's personal library.


      A big wooden writing table stands in the middle of the room which served as a study for the scientist. Everything on the table is in perfect order - the photographs of the near - & dear ones, an antique lamp, an inkstand. Pavlov was an extremely accurate, punctual and organized person.


      In the other end of the room - an unpretentious bedroom of the owners of the flat: iron beds of "Sen-Gali" make behind a simple green screen, a wash-basin and a chest of drawers. Above the beds - replicas of paintings of various famous artists depicting the Madonna with the child. These paintings as well as the Icons in the living room and the dining hall are the tribute to the deep religious feelings of the Pavlov's wife. Ivan Pavlov himself had complex feeling toward religion, not being a believer in the widely used meaning of the word, he, nevertheless, used to visit the church on Christian Holidays. During the first post-revolutionary years, he many a time requested the government of the country to stop the destruction of the churches.

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      In the cosy Dining Hall the walls of which are still decorated with the original woodwork, lots of green plants, the carved oak-wood furniture strikes one with the beauty and thoroughness of the carvings. The walls are decorated with paintings, "Pavel Bure" wall-clock, and magnificent collections of butterflies & beetles collected and composed by Pavlov himself. On festive days the hall was always full of guests: his relatives, friends, colleagues would sit at the big dining table which occupies the middle of the room. Guests from abroad were also always welcomed here with the usual Russian hospitality. Amongst his foreign guests were: the American physiologists W. Gent and W. Kennon, the psychologist Yerks with his daughter, the physicist N. Bor with his wife and many others.

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      A permanent exposition is put up in a small auditorium of the lecture hall of the museum. The exposition shows the events of creative life of the scientist where staff of the museum conducts lectures and excursions for the High school students of biological and medical colleges of the city. There is also a small exhibition room where original belongings and the photographs of Pavlov's family are presented, which were earlier kept in the archives of the museum.

      The well known name of Pavlov evokes a steady interest to his memorial flat, not only in the minds of the citizens of St. Petersburg, but in people from different regions of Russia and foreign guests as well.