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State Museum of GULAG's History, Moscow

(2.7/5 based on 150 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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  • Very interesting and informative Museum, we need to know about this point in the history of the USSR. Lots of photos, videos, interactive exhibits and the real things at that time. That represented a lot of statistics, all shown maximum impartially to every visitor with its conclusions. We did not take an audio guide. so like so many articles submitted video chronicles. The Museum is divided into many "homes", where you can familiarize yourself with one or the other party GULAG: life prisoners, hard work, the history of arrests, Stalin's funeral, doctors, etc. I didn't have enough 3:00 to all review and read at that time flew by like a Flash. With me there were many thoughts and reasoning on the subject. Sorry, that's all forgotten and quietly beginning to repeat myself again ... I would definitely not have been able to survive at that time.
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  • In General, the exhibition assembled good and materials at the Museum. What dislikes: very quiet sound in films. Do something about it! Would love to see everyone, but more or less was only one (the day of Stalin's death), and despite the fact that the film is quite long, take it nowhere. And generally around the Museum shops are few. On the stands with the Museum exposition it is not signed. That is a lie, for example, 10 items, and are listed at the bottom left sploshnjakom that here lies. While there are no numbers to figure out what is what. I was a foreigner, at the beginning of the exhibition there is nothing about what actually this Gulag, what were the background to its creation. Especially for zarebuzhnyh visitors relevant, not all of it is obvious. Liked garderobshhiki (was 18 Sunday and Mon-19), a charming and polite, ready to come to the rescue, the woman at the checkout were not very nice. Great that there are elevators! Visits for people with disabilities. Great atmosphere, chic repair. Museum of Nice, with zamashkoj at the European level, but there is work to do.
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  • Today with her husband and son have visited the Museum. For a long time. Understand that hard, but come on. And what? Holocaust again?! Stalin's repressions have covered the entire space of the USSR. Not only the Jews have suffered. How do I my son is 13 years old, who visited and on the Solovetsky Islands, and at the butovo firing range explain what about ancestors is not a word in the Museum. Museum of cool, modern but narrow in the national issue. Stalin's lists ... Son of fits, gaining great grandfather's surname, but no! Dear, we have documents on hand. Post was the one that shot lists. Not at all how patriarchy. And his grandfather husband canonized. None at all! Dear, when you go to the Museum, ask, that there are 2 society "Memorial" and "a society of victims of repression". Here is a Museum of "Memorial". "Memorial" lists my red Commissioners generally fists recorded. Very, very ambiguous. These museums should not be judged as likes and dislikes. It's like a Piskarevku measure. Visit the need. But baby (if he is) to explain it. Sell books, and books by Nikolai Vladimirovich Numerov was performed by former President of the International Federation and the Russian Association of victims of political repression with a 1992 "gold star of the Gulag"-No. We came here from the Museum and think that once again the truth is not, here is the very truth, bitter, sore, with tears before vomiting. Decide for yourself: my opinion-not touched. Polygon Yes, to bone, until the last bend. And there is no Museum. It's a shame.
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