The first exhibition of handicrafts and industrial products

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On May 15, 1829 the first exhibition of handicrafts and industrial products of the Russian Empire opened in Saint-Petersburg

326 exhibitors from 33 provinces took part in the event. The majority came from St. Petersburg and Moscow areas. The exhibitors represented 15 industries, and most of the prizes were awarded to companies of the technologically advanced textile industry. The organisators also issued a special catalogue of the items.

May 15, 1829
  • Address: St Petersburg, Petropavlovskaya sq.
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