The State Museum of the Political History of Russia, St. Petersburg

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#23 of 203 in Museums in St. Petersburg
Learn about the evolving political systems and the lives of statesmen from the end of the 18th century through the beginning of the 21st at The State Museum of the Political History of Russia. Housed in two historical mansions, the museum features approximately 500,000 items, such as posters, pamphlets, propaganda, porcelain, and revolutionary banners. Gain insight into the daily lives of people, including dissidents and prisoners of the gulag. See an office typical of a 1950s bureaucrat. Among thousands of original documents, keep an eye out for Napoleon's signed decree and Gorbachev's letters. Put The State Museum of the Political History of Russia at the forefront of your travel plans using our St. Petersburg holiday planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Having spent 5 days in St Petersburg and 5 days in Moscow in search of Soviet history, this Museum was among the best. It is the only place where the 1917 Revolutions and Civil War are given equal hea...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    As others have mentioned this is a fascinating museum that is just chock full of artifacts. It can be a little difficult to follow as it is arranged thematically instead of strictly chronologically, s...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Very well laid out, starting on ground floor with 1917, and then as history evolves you move upwards on various floors and mezzanines. Pity so little was in English though, as that hampered our overal...  more »

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