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. Plan to visit The State Museum of the Political History of Russia and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended St. Petersburg attractions using our St. Petersburg driving holiday planner.
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  • This museum is located just across the road from the mIn entrance to Peter & Paul Fortress. Nearby are Cruiser Aurora and Peter I’s House. Most of the exhibits have English translation but the audio g...  more »
  • The museum complex looks nice and is quite modern from the inside. Overall, it was very interesting: we ended up spending 2:30 hours walking around and could have stayed much longer if we had gone thr...  more »
  • The Museum is a United Atrium 2 neighbouring buildings-mansions Kshesinskaya and banker Brandt. Both built in the early 20th century in the art nouveau style (architect von Gauguin and Melzer respectively). Lovers of style, you can just walk on buildings, admiring the mouldings, staircases, stained glass Windows, the few preserved entirely. Many thematic tours at the Museum, and you can choose the theme. The Kshesinskaya mansion, a large living room with Bay window-winter garden concerts, a very popular evening lectures on the history of Russia. In the room next door is the exposition to the mistress of the mansion. On 3-th floor-all about Lenin and the Bolsheviks, in this House, including the recreated the October coup leader's Cabinet. It turns out that the Ballerina was unlawfully Kshesinskaya mansion busy in spring 1917 g. soldiers of military unit (the first expropriation?), and then transferred to the Bolsheviks for the placement of the central authorities and publishers. Therefore, Tchaikovsky came here and worked from April to June. Here was a study of Zinoviev, hence together they had gone into the spill, where they spent the summer and early autumn. Zinoviev was subsequently vymarano name from the history of the USSR. Brandt mansion occupies an exhibition telling the story of our country. Made in a modern way, clearly, a lot of inter-active elements involved in the action.
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