Central Armed Forces Museum of Russian Federation, Moscow

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#28 of 241 in Museums in Moscow
Explore the role of the armed forces during the Soviet era at Central Armed Forces Museum of Russian Federation. Lenin himself established the museum in 1919, with the purpose of informing the public about the Red Army's exploits and victories, particularly the achievements following the October Revolution. Examine the museum's themed halls, including exhibits about the Russian Civil War, World War I, and World War II--known in Russia as the Great Patriotic War. Of particular interest is a copy of Lenin's written decree that outlines the creation of the Red Army (RKKA), on which his corrections are visible. If you're in the mood for a military-themed meal, head to the on-site restaurant. Make Central Armed Forces Museum of Russian Federation a part of your Moscow vacation plans using our Moscow route maker app .
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  • August 11, 2017
    This museum is a great homage to the Russian armies that existed throughout the existence of Russia. The story begins at the Mongol invasions of Russia, and ends at today's Russian military. The museu...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Was in the Central Museum of armed forces today with my partner, he Englishman in Russian doesn't understand, but interested in military history and weapons. I don't know, as of now, but we have a recent history of school pripodavali poorly, they didn't know what we teach in the 90s, so I'm trying to fix some of the gaps. A large Museum, close to the Metro, many exhibits, but the information is structured poorly, no history for these materials, though seemingly there like a ton which is written. Some plaques, in my opinion, has not been revised since Socialist times. Could be so interesting, but unfortunately can not boast that I went from there to new knowledge. For example there is a small showcase Pro ljotchic women in the Great Patriotic War: last name, as she knocked down and when she died. And all. Honor the names of Heroes is important, but that we understand their feat, what is interesting to know how they got there, as it had treated male composition, command, family, opponent; what they flew; What were the conditions; as women have been involved in the armies of other countries during the second world, etc. And this approach throughout the Museum. I was recently on display at the British Library in London, dedicated to the Russian revolution. I liked how this topic was covered: both bad and good on each side; as this included other States; different influence factors; What propaganda was used; interactive model-map, as the Bolsheviks moved eastward from year to year. That's when it becomes fun to examine the exhibits to read documents. Examples of successful expositions sea from different areas, take note. Huge request administration and curator (if there is a curator, if not available, primarily)-make a project with historians and injazom, already enough time has passed to present information in a more objective light. And then there will be respect and do not mind more on the entrance fee to pay.
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  • August 9, 2017
    I would visit him, because it is worth. But it is a pity that the only thing they had in English was a photocopy they give you at the entrance with all the tour of the Museum, with all its rooms. I think that they should invest in explanations in English because the Museum deserves to be visited, the military history of Russia is fascinating. Add a photo of the only reference we saw to Spain at the Museum.
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  • This museum is crammed with military equipment and artifacts inside & out. There is unfortunately no information in English apart from a 1 page handout giving you the titles of the various rooms inside the museum, hence 4 stars and not 5. There are loads of original artifacts from Russian Imperial times up to modern day with what I assume are the stories behind them etc. but unfortunately you have to just guess from the pictures. Still it is worthwhile going just to see them. At the rear of the building there is a park outside with all manner of tanks, jets, artillery pieces etc. If you are interested in military equipment you could easily spend 2 to 3 hours walking around. As regards getting there, Dostoyevskaya is the nearest Metro station, when you come up to street level walk past the big white star shaped building (Central Academic Theatre of the Russian Army) leaving it on your left and the museum is about 5mins walk North. Some interesting memorial statues nearby on the same side of the street as the museum as you walk from the station. Entrance to equipment park is downstairs at the rear of the building on the same level as the cloakroom and the toilets.
  • Must go there if u come to Moscow. Sure u will love it. Many WW2 and post WW2 artifacts there and many vehicles outside of the museum.
  • Absolutely worth it , even if you are not a war nerd.
  • This is one of the best military museum in the world, a good place to learn Soviet and modern Russian military history with big indoor permanent exhibition from the beginning of the Red Army to the present day. Outside of the museum also displays hundred of key military equipment and vehicles of the Red Army. I recommended this museum for people who love military history, you could spend a whole day enjoy digging the Red Army history.
  • One of the best military museums in the world since the exhibition is huge.

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