State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, Moscow

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Take a journey through more than a century and a half of turmoil, revolutions, and progress at State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia. The museum tells the comprehensive and ever-expanding story of the Russian state and society from the mid-19th century to the modern day. See artifacts that will take you back to the last days of the empire and the Communist Revolution, the civil war, two world wars, the Cold War, the Space Race, and the end of the Soviet Union. Dispalys also discuss the role of Russia in today's world. Many of the items on display are authentic pieces. Some knowledge of the Russian language may be helpful to fully understand the exhibit; information available in English is limited. Using our world travel planner, Moscow attractions like State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Visited the exhibition "1917 Revolution Code 2017" at the State Central Museum of contemporary Russian history! Refreshed in memory trips here during the Soviet era, and replenished their intellectual historical baggage. Polzitelno!))))
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  • August 8, 2017
    An entire museum for the contemporary history of Russia, specialy USSR period. Many items and rarities for all the Soviet Union lovers. One of the best museums in Moscow.  more »
  • July 8, 2017
    The museum has a lot of information which seems interseting but the shock is that if you dont know russian you wont understand most of exhibits even videos are not translated , i asked for english aud...  more »
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  • July 26, 2017
    One of the overlooked places to visit in Moscow. It houses some great selections of items related to the contemporary history of Russia. I particularly loved the interactive digital displays around the exhibition which provide quality information. Should not be missed!
  • March 9, 2017
    I definetely loved it!! You need no Audio guide, just download Izi.travel app. Its for free and Im sure you will enjoy a lot! You can even use this app while walking on the streets and it will tell you great facts! 🔝
  • August 26, 2017
    Incredible museum, I enjoyed it a lot.
  • January 10, 2017
    The museum starts off with the precursors of the 1917 revolution and ends with modern history. A home interested in Russian modern history should definitely visit.
  • December 19, 2016
    An absolute must for those interested in the history of the USSR and the time leading up to it. Also, a private guide is highly recommended.

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