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Vladimir Pelepenko

Vladimir Andreevich Pelepenko.

Collector. General chief of UMC Nedra, owner of Cameo shop. Was born in Tumen city in 1935. Has been living in Ekaterinburg from 1957. In 1962 graduated from Urals Polytechnical University as electrician engineer. His passion to natural stone and wish to gather a collection appeared at the age of 36.

At present time unique collection includes more than 10 thous. exhibits. There are 1000 agates of Chukotka (the most complete gathering), minerals of excelent beauty from whole USSR and many regions of the world. The collection was first exhibited in Munkhen (1988) and later in Vienna, Dortmund, Gamburg, Denver (1989), London (1993) and Athens (1994).

Besides minerals the collection represents the products of  stone made by Urals masters: Anatoly Ovchinnikov, Aleksei Antonov, Anatoly Zhukov, Jury Polovnikov, Viacheslav Obolensky. Their works of crystal and precious stones are of equal or better quality than masterpieces of Faberge firm. By the way, the collection includes about 100 works by Jury Bakhtin made of mammoth tusk and Eugene Onishenko (faith imagery).

Collections of Vladimir Pelepenko

Minerals
Tusk imagery
Stone imagery
Photos by V.I.Cholostykh
 

UMC "Nedra" firm has opened a "Cameo" shop in Ekaterinburg and a small museum department where anyone can acquire minerals and imagery.  UMC "Nedra" firm offers different products made by its masters: souvenirs, wases, balls, caskets, candlesticks, clocks and etc.

Products of  UMC "Nedra" Firm

 

Cameo shop address : 25, Popova str., Ekaterinburg, Russia

Phone: (3432) 51-35-70.

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