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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  • A fascinating story on Soviet and Russian history. There is also a small shop were you can buy reasonable souvenirs.  more »
  • Some rooms have a sheet of exhibit information in English, but we could have done with a lot more. Audio guide wasn't in operation. Still glad we went though.  more »
  • well done exhibition starting in the 19th century up to the annexion of the Krim. Good exhibits and almost everywhere english explanaitions. The last years with a very Russian view  more »
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  • 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! 🔝
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • historical building; used to house club visited by many generation of russian aristocracy
  • For war and army lovers ... This place is a paradise.

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