An interesting excursion to the Hermitage-Ural, the satellite center of the original Hermitage, was organized for the students of the preparatory faculty. The building of the Museum of Fine Arts, located in the historical house of the merchant Bardygin on Vaynera Street, which was opened quite recently - in July, but has already become a very popular cultural place among residents and guests of the city of Yekaterinburg. During the excursion, USUE students from different countries learned about the history of the creation of this center, connected with the need to evacuate more than 1 million works of the Hermitage to Yekaterinburg from St. Petersburg during the Great Patriotic War. The museum's expositions occupy as many as three floors of a huge historical building. In addition, there is a coffee shop, a lecture hall, a souvenir shop, as well as a comfortable area for visitors, where students were happy to draw on easels, impressed by the works of European artists and the art of the ancient world seen in the art gallery. "