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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  • I love all sorts of military museums. And arriving in Moscow, could not get past the largest Museum of its kind. Despite the winter weather, I still ventured to visit and open platform. Though almost all the equipment up to half and was covered with snow. For convenience, I took the audioguide tour, as I did not get. In General, guide to enjoy quite convenient. The story goes fairly detailed, though far not all the exhibits. Exhibits in the Hall very much, all in good condition. The main part of the Museum is devoted to World War II. The modern period-only two small halls. And then, the set of the latest models of weapons takes only one stand. Would have liked more. Outdoor course is very large, but due to the snow part of the signatures was simply not visible. But it looked live on the only surviving kV-2. WOT fans think will love it! After attending looked in a small café in the Museum immediately. Have lunch on the 400 and 800 rubles. Served in the soldiers ' bowlers. In General, of course, the Museum is very interesting. But in the 21st century would like to do more.
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  • All the above is really interesting, especially for history lovers! Beautiful even outer space, too bad the snow that had practically submerged planes, helicopters and tanks. My advice is to go to this place in late spring or even better in the summer.
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  • One of the most interesting museums I've ever visited. It ranks up there with the Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia. It covers all facets of Russian military history. The World War II area is particularly...  more »
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  • A good museum with a good selection of exhibits. The museum is cash only, so take some as the nearest ATM is a 10 minute walk away. Once inside, the helpful non-english-speaking staff will offer you to use a locker for your bags and coats. I didn't realise but this is compulsory, rather than optional. Downstairs is a free cloakroom also. You.can have your coat back to go outside to see all the cool vehicles. The inside is pretty much all in Russian, but I didn't feel this took away from looking at all the memorabilia. You are allowed to take photos too.
  • One of the best military museums in the world. The exhibition is gargantuan, so there are a lot of to see and to ponder about. There are cannons, armored vehicles, bombs, tanks, assault automatic rifles, machine guns, swords as well as military decorations and flags of multiple regiments. If you have a child, the museum is an educational place as well. Moreover, supposing you are keen on history, this museum should be priceless for you.
  • In depth history of the Armed Forces of Russia from the last 1800s until the present day. The lay out is well done and the exhibits are fascinating. Being able to read russian is a must however as none of the signs or descriptions are in english.
  • One of the very best military history museums. Especially impressive is the gargantuan hallway devoted to WW2, and the massive collection of military hardware - artillery pieces, tanks, fighters, combat helicopters, even an S-300 missile system - outside.
  • Fanatstic museum for those who are interested in history and/or military. There are a lot of impressive original exhibits. For example the remains of the SR-71 spy plane piloted by Garry Powers that was shot down over the soviet union in 1960. Furthermore they have the original flag of the red army that was raised on the Reichstag in Berlin in 1945. Outside of the museum you can find various planes, tanks and more. The only drawback of the museum is that most descriptions are only in russian.
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