Where: A room in a large communal apartment, home to over twenty people, in a prestigious neighborhood in the historical center of St. Petersburg. This is the room of Anna Matveevna, the apartment's oldest tenant. There is a video with her interview.
What: Part of an elderly woman's room: what we see on the sideboard. In the upper right is the text of a prayer.
See also the portrait of Anna Matveevna in her room, the sideboard, and this mirror.