Central Armed Forces Museum of Russian Federation, Moscow

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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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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • 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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  • One of the museums that I think many tourists miss. Great overview of the revolution and World War Two, and even a themed restaurant. The absence of English in the displays really isn't a hindrance unless you know nothing about Russian history. Wreckage of Gary Powers' U2 spy plane is an added bonus if you're a Cold War buff.
  • Greatest Museum ever visited for arms and weapons. The museum comprises history of each war which USSR/Russia fought in history till modern time. Only drawback is that,most of the details and description are in Russian language.
  • A very interesting museum with a well done English audio guide. Very impressive displays on victory in Berlin, and shooting down the U2 spy plane. The omissions in the list and displays of the battles of the armed forces are the most telling part: The missions in Ukraine during the Holodomor death years in the 1930s, the invasion of Poland by Stalin together with Hitler under the Stalin-Hitler pact of 1939, and the 1940 invasion of the Baltics, do not show up in the displays, nor do the wars against Finland. Stalin giving himself multiple highest medals is quite ironically dealt with by mentioning that the post-soviet army no longer issues highest commendations multiple times. Stalins de facto elimination and killings of the senior officer corps just before WWII is displayed in all its horror. This self-decapitation most probably led to the initial brutal losses in the war. Nothing is mentioned about the retreat from Eastern Europe in 1990, where we should all commend the red army for leaving, too late maybe, but peacefully and thankfully.
  • Very good collection. I would give 5 stars if our visit was not devalued by an impolite employee confronting my child in aggressive way in Russian language for taking IPhone videos. Apparently, the photos are ok but videos are not. The employee attacked my kid in offensive Russian second time for taking panoramic photos after explaining that photos - ok videos - not. Apparently, panoramic photos are not ok. I would normally expect polite warning to foreign visitors that may not read warning posters. We have also received comments from Russian visitors like STAY HOME, TOO MANY OUTSIDER COME TO MOSCOW, DO NOT ASK QUESTION - JUST OBEY WHAT YOU ARE TOLD. Our experience their completely correlated with what our Western media like BBC and CNN write about Russia and what they tell to my kids at school about Putin.
  • Very well organized musium. Almost everything to see Russian armed forces glorious history.

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