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

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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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  • This very nice museum would take a full day of visit if you wanted to see and retrieve all available information. Very interesting exhibitions, with good English translation, vividly depict Russia's t...  more »
  • We had a moving, informative and thought-provoking visit to this State Museum. After an admittedly splendid diet of old palaces and churches, this museum took us through the turbulent Russian twentiet...  more »
  • On my sixth visit to SPb, I finally got around to visiting this museum. What on earth was I waiting for? The history of the building is fascinating: the beautiful mansion was built for Tsar Nicholas I...  more »

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