Victory Museum, Moscow

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Get a Russian perspective of the fight against Nazism along the Eastern Front at Victory Museum, dedicated to Russia's involvement in World War II and the Russians who died in battle. Opened in 1995 and covering 19,643 sq m (211,435 sq ft), the museum hosts both permanent and temporary exhibits detailing Russian life during the war. As you enter, head to the Hall of Commanders, a room that contains bronze busts of soldiers who received Russia's highest military decoration, the Order of Victory. From here, move to the Hall of Glory, a white marble room inscribed with the names of all recipients of the Hero of the Soviet Union decoration. Also visit the Hall of Remembrance and Sorrow, dedicated to those who died in war, and the upper floors, which are made up of a series of dioramas depicting battles. When you visit, be sure to book a tour in English as most signage is in Russian. Make Victory Museum a part of your Moscow vacation plans using our Moscow vacation trip planner.
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  • August 19, 2017
    It is hard for Westerners to comprehend the sheer magnitude of suffering and heroism by the Russian people during WWII. This museum might be helpful in providing education on the topic. Although a bit...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    If you're interested in how contemporary Russia wants to remember its 20th century history, this is your place. It's an awe inspiring building which has obviously had lots of recent investment. The ra...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    the magnificent complex. here and the park where you can stroll, see the weapons. a huge Museum with modern Exposition, a lot of events that can be reached. Need to devote at least three hours, that would be all well and good to see and never rush
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