A visit to the St. Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music is the most effective and comprehensive way to understand the development and direction of theatre and music in Russia. It takes time however to see all of the rich collection that this museum and its affiliates have to offer. While the museum’s main building is located on Ostrovsky Square next to the famous Alexandrinsky Theatre, its affiliates are found in other areas around the city. The Museum of Music is located in the luxurious Sheremetev Palace, while the Samoilov Family Museum is on Stremyanaya Street. The Rimsky-Korsakov Museum is on Zagorodny Prospect while that of famed singer Fyodor Chaliapin is on Graftio Street. The Museum of Theatre and Music and all of its affiliates have become the greatest archive of the theatrical and musical arts in Russia. Host Rumiya Niyazova came to believe this for herself after making a personal visit.