State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, Moscow

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#48 of 498 in Museums in Moscow
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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  • 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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  • The cashier did not tell us that the permanent exhibition was closed, nor it was written anywhere. I asked the custodians (in Russian) where the exhibition started and I was pointed towards the Perest...  more »
  • If no translated into English at least things should notice not to lose time or money. The behaviour and the attitude of the workers is very bad and regrettable
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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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