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

(4.3/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The Museum, very rich in photos, testimonials, uniforms, posters, posters and slogans of the 20th century is in the building that was owned by the famous Russian ballerina Mathilda Kshesinskava lover of Nicholas, future Tsar of Russia. Visiting the Museum were the interviews with ordinary people who lived during the war years including one described the triumphal parade in red square after the end of World War II and also I noticed the collection of rifles of the period from 1950 to the late 80 's. There is also the speech of 1999 by Boris Yeltsin to the Russians, the photos of Russian rebellion from 1917 to 1922 and in particular in Saint Petersburg of 1917, the telling of the story of the world war, the furniture of the room where he worked. It is possible, take a fee, audio guides in English. A place to visit if you are interested in history. You can get there without problems in metro.
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  • Museum staff-well done. Skuchnovatogo Museum of the October Revolution did the modern centre of youth work. Yes, I was not mistaken. All the groups I met it's pupils, cadets, cadets. Guides work well with them. I stopped to listen to the story about the SOVIET UNION 1930-ies almost listened. However, just from the street come to the Museum and join excursions-not an option. Singles-only walking through the halls and acquaintance with the exposition.
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  • Pride for the motherland does not leave me! Russia a great power! With its peculiarities, traditions, outs! But whatever Russia is the best! Be a patriot of his homeland, knowing many of the disadvantages of not so simple! Places such as political Museum is the eternal memory of our victories and our mistakes!
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