As a first time visitor to the Hermitage, I will be able to talk more about impressions and what it feels like to wander through such a place rather than being able to give very authoritative information. Furthermore, I will try not to become too repetitive with such phrases as "I think" or "to the best of my understanding". I will trust that my readers will keep this warning in mind and forgive me when I get things wrong. So, let me start about the Hermitage.
The Hermitage is much more than just an art gallery, it