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

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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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  • There is one thing that Russian do not take calmly: their history and war-associated history. It is by far one of the biggest memorial parks I've ever visited. You have to go to the station Park Pobed...  more »
  • This is a very interesting museum with diorams, it can boast lots of exhibitions and it is very beautifully placed. But it is so far away from any city transport. This is a very long walk to go for el...  more »
  • Over 10,000,000 Soviet soldiers died in WWII, with civilian casualties totaling at least that number again as the besieged and relatively young USSR fought to rid the world of fascism, and for its own...  more »