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. A visit to State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Moscow trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • The Museum is currently undergoing renovations, and part of it is in the closed position. Part of the renewed on behalf of the already completed and guests to visit it. Unfortunately, nearly everything has to be translated into other languages, quite noisy at night, but an improvement on the old Russia was and is the acquired touch screens, some of which can be found in the already stuff in English. The second world war, was under renovation on the vierailessani site, and not to go there. I hope that from here, removed from Finnish propaganda of World War II. In the past the room was also mentioned in the case of the winter war, and I hope that it is censored out. It was also very exciting to find a renewed view of the side of the Russian Crimea. It was very different from what in Finland is the thing. Or a place to invite your thoughts. However, it may be worth waiting until the completion of the renovation.
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  • We went to the Museum to see the temporary exhibition of Ligabue (the painter, not the singer!) and we also visited the part dedicated to the history of contemporary Russia, since the fall of the Soviet Union to date. There are, besides a historical photo and document Kit, everyday objects and important scientific and technological achievements and military d (for example the new high-tech camouflage Ratnik). All accompanied, indeed driven, by a programmable robot (to the delight of children but only spoke Russian.
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  • Modern, interactive museum. To all you can click, watch, listen to, pass tests. Video materials. Everything is simple, understandable, interesting. Cheap tickets. The exposition covers the modern period in the history of Russia. And political and personal moments. Very useful for students.
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  • This is a fascinating museum. Contrary to what critics of Modern Russian politics say in the Mail, Telegraph etc., it's a very impartial story of both good and bad. For example, there's a huge section on Stalin's atrocities, but counterbalanced by a section on Stalin's contribution to defeating Hitler. Obviously, reading Russian would be a help, but most things have English translations. They could do better in providing support in other languages. As a history of modern Russia, it's unmissable.
  • A very few information in english. 2nd world war hall was closed...
  • There are some really interesting things there. Mostly nicely organized and placed
  • Good position,intresting exibitions.
  • 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!
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