Last year the work was transferred The State Tretyakov Galleryfor restoration and participation in the exhibition, dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the outstanding Russian painter. And now the updated canvas returned to his native museum. Prior to that, the picture had not been exhibited for more than 40 years.
"The execution of conspirators in Russia" (1884-1885) is part of the famous cycle "Trilogy of executions." The painting depicts the hanging of the Narodnaya Volya on April 3, 1881, on the Semyonovsky parade ground, as the organizers of the assassination of Alexander II.
For the first time this work was exhibited at the personal exhibition Vereshchagin in Vienna in 1885 under the title "Hanging". For a long time, the picture itself, and reproductions from it, were banned from being imported into the Russian Empire. When she, after several hands, was nevertheless brought to Petersburg, she was immediately confiscated by the police. In the end, after all the upheavals, the canvas was in the State Museum of the Revolution (now the State Museum of Political History of Russia).