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State Museum of GULAG's History, Moscow
(2.6/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
Learn about the despicable living conditions in the notorious Soviet labor camps and hear the stories of the people imprisoned there at State Museum of GULAG's History. Serving to ensure that the sufferings of the inmates are not forgotten, this museum displays authentic artifacts, photos, and documents from this dark period in Russian history. You'll also see recreated gulag facilities and a collection of prison art. Most exhibit pieces have placards in both English and Russian, and you can take a guided tour (only in Russian). The museum is open year-round; you can either buy tickets on site or purchase them up to one month in advance online. Add State Museum of GULAG's History to your Moscow travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Moscow holiday planner.
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  • We really liked the Museum. It was interesting to learn more about the period of Stalinist repression. Understanding helps a large number of videos-movies of that time and interviews with former prisoners of the camps. I would like to say a special thank you to the staff of the Museum, who are polite and friendly, unlike some other museums workers. Also thanks to the drafters of the tasks of the Olympiad "museums. Parks. The Manor "for their questions, which became a guide to the Museum.
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  • The most important Museum for understanding the period of Stalinist repression. Very interesting built: a lot of interactivity, the vast amount of information for each exhibit is worth a story. But most importantly, immersion in the atmosphere: clang of doors, correct work with light, masonry, musical accompaniment. Leaves a lasting impression. I advise all. Well done, keep it up!
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  • Been twice, each time it opens for something new. A lot of information, there are interactive displays. The scale of the tragedy shakes! True, scary! Interiors à la prison dungeons, Dim lighting atmosphere transmitted reliably.
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