Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, Moscow
(4.5/5 based on 220+ 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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  • Having visited there, you feel inexpressible emotions, a sense of pride for the country. Everything in this museum was exceptional and very realistic. The entrance is worth a penny. Courteous staff. Trogajushhij heart of the Hall of memory and sorrow will not leave you indifferent. Hall of Fame, where you can find her name and find relatives who fought in World War II. Awesome dioramas that take you into the terrible time of war. You will be presented with events such as: the battle of Stalingrad, the siege of Leningrad, Kursk, forcing the Dnieper, the storming of Berlin. I think this museum is a must to visit! Take your time.
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  • I was here with my girlfriend during my stay in Moscow. I am amazed by the sheer size of the place. Beautiful park and the Museum. is divided into two parts: one dedicated to the victory of communism and a war memorial. Of great scene playing the House bombed.
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  • An excellent Museum, a spacious, beautifully decorated and very, very good staff, tell, tell. Arrive, regret! We are with her son spent about seven hours, and went fairly quickly. Outdoor viewing of course better in the summer, large size, a lot of military equipment in winter, not everyone is comfortable with. But the museum itself is good in any weather. Sea of emotions!
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  • Extraordinary. I also recommend strongly visiting the WWII military hardware, weapons, tanks, planes and boats in the back of the museum. It is in the park and defintily worth it.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Russians are really proud about their war history. And this museum is one of its evidence reserve at least 3-4 hours for quick tour.