Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, Moscow

Categories: Military Museums, History Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
Get a Russian perspective of the fight against Nazism along the Eastern Front at Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, dedicated to Russia's involvement in World War II and the Russians who died in battle. Opened in 1995 and covering 19,643 sq m (211,435 sq ft), the museum hosts both permanent and temporary exhibits detailing Russian life during the war. As you enter, head to the Hall of Commanders, a room that contains bronze busts of soldiers who received Russia's highest military decoration, the Order of Victory. From here, move to the Hall of Glory, a white marble room inscribed with the names of all recipients of the Hero of the Soviet Union decoration. Also visit the Hall of Remembrance and Sorrow, dedicated to those who died in war, and the upper floors, which are made up of a series of dioramas depicting battles. When you visit, be sure to book a tour in English as most signage is in Russian. Make Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 a part of your Moscow vacation plans using our Moscow vacation trip planner.
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  • Great, like almost everything in this town. Interior beautiful and imposing. The room of tears is something Impressive, as well as the Hall of heroes. Nevertheless, I'm sure they have more things to show on the subject of WWII, than what you see here.
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  • The Museum is great! Like everything related to the Ex-Soviet Union Represents very simple trajectory of Russia in the World War II underground, with the main battles. In 2 other floors, extensive collection of military items, mainly Russians and Germans.
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  • Very interesting and beautiful Museum. Several witnesses clearly diaram occurring action. Here will be interesting for children and adults. Located on poklonnaya Gora. Pleasant journeys.
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  • Great modern museum telling the story focusing on the Soviet involvement in WWII, with exhibits using several media and very interesting artifacts. There's no doubt here about who the good guys were.
  • Absolutely fantastic. Loved it. When I went there, there was still a lot of snow on the ground walking around and was able to walk through mock trenches With the cold and snow made it feel as though you was experienceing the real thing. Would recommend this place to anybody . A must see place if visiting Moscow
  • One of the best museums in Moscow. Shows you the main battles of the WWII and even allows you to be "inside" them (if you go there you will know what I mean). Splendid collection of war artifacts and one part of the museum dedicated to the occupation of Berlin.
  • the most epic and monolithic museum I've ever seen
  • Excellent, and humbling. Magnificently done.
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