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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  • 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!
  • Excellent collection of items related to modern history of Russia and USSR. Easy to access, and in walking distance from the Red Square.
  • Only if you know russian.. no english or other language. Pity
  • 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.

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