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The Russian Academy of Arts were executed 250 years in 2007.

The Russian (earlier - Imperial) Academy of Arts - the oldest official body in Russia. During XVIII and XIX centuries activity of the Academy of arts defined development of history of Russian fine arts and architecture. Not the Academy and for domestic art XX of a century had smaller value, being center of its traditions and the center of education of many generations of remarkable artists.

Today the Russian academy of arts unites all the best creative power of Russia. Among academicians, member-correspondents and honorary members of Academy there are outstanding masters, artists, critics, architects and the designers representing all of a direction of modern Russian art.