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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  • 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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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • 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!
  • 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! 🔝
  • Incredible museum, I enjoyed it a lot.
  • 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.

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