State Museum of GULAG's History, Moscow

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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. Make your Moscow itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • If you are interested in history and willing to know more about this serious topic, you have to visit the museum. It's difficult to find, but it's worth it - not just informative, but the atmosphere g...  more »
  • Not so far from the metro station but difficult to find. Having said that, well worth the effort. The video testimonies of people from those times are riveting.  more »
  • The repression is hard to tell. available in the Museum shows the scale and horror of that era. Every detail thought out exposition. Very understandable even without a guide. My daughter and I were 13 years old. Stayed at the Museum 3:00. I would say that the Museum is very human tragedy is presented through images very specific people, life, and, in General, all to imagine. And squares on the floor (from previous post)-the contours of the prison cells. Imagine that in such a confined space was from 10 to 30 prisoners becomes really scary. In General, this is exactly the impression profound and necessary.
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