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State Museum of GULAG's History, Moscow
(2.4/5 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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  • Go put the death of Lenin and Stalin-era dissidents who made Russia hundreds of places around the camps. Not well understood is the number of victims, but said millions of people over. In the Khrushchev era, will be phased out, but is said to have turned out completely died during the Gorbachev era. Over a wide range of content, there is also the testimony of prisoners bunch, torture instruments and people were housed (with English subtitles). Camps in view of the very similar placed in Nazi concentration camps, ran shuddered for a moment. Tower has been reproduced in the garden. It had attitude in young people wore and face up to the mistakes of the past, convey to future generations. It is a Museum in Russia was very impressed. It is a subway No. 9 line tsvetnoy Brevard walk takes about 15 minutes. Download area map with Google maps, I've marked may be better.
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  • The location of the museum has changed---we went to the original location (based on current street signs) and a guard at the old location building handed us a slip of paper with the new address. We to...  more »
  • Exhibits, music, sounds, light Museum are well chosen and create the right atmosphere. First impression: Hall plays hard music, dark brick walls, muted light, on the floor spaced square Chambers most famous prisons and put doors on cameras. Many interactive exhibits, such as the net book, which projected different videos with memories of people past the Gulag. It is striking that all the Museum keepers-young people are volunteers.
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