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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. 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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  • This is, without a doubt, one of the best museums I've ever visited. The English audio guide perfectly steered me around the exhibition into an emotionally arresting and moving immersion into the nigh...  more »
  • Stalin's genocide is the subject many Russians prefer to forget then reflect on, but this spaces serves as a learning center as much as a memorial to millions those who perished in concentration camps...  more »
  • I thoroughly enjoyed walking through this museum. It was interesting reading about the lengths the government went to to be sure there existed no opposition. Still left wondering what all the current ...  more »

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