Contemporary Russian History Museum
21 Tverskaya Street (Ulitsa Tverskaya 21), Moscow, Russia
www.sovr.ru - (495) 699-6724, 699-0974, 699-9912
Contemporary Russian History Museum Moscow Reviews
A Russian view of the Revolution Jun 10, 2009
The Contemporary Russian History Museum covers the period from the late 19th century (the end of the czarist period) through the Russian Revolution and up to the present day. Not to be confused with the State History Museum on Red Square which covers Russian history of the earlier time period.
This was just a fabulous set of exhibits from this distinct time period that had effected so much of the course of recent history. So much information on Nicholas and the fall of the czars, the rise of Lenin and Marx and the revolution, the Great Patriotic War, Stalin, the space race, the Cold War, and on through present day.
The one drawback to the museum is that while there is a summary board in each exhibit room that is in both Russian and English which summarizes the period, the descriptions on items are only in Russian. With a Russian/English dictionary was able to make out some of the descriptions, but others we were left to guess.
Still there was enough here to thoroughly enjoy this museum regardless of the language barriers.
A gift shop on the sight contains an incredible amount of interesting and unique posters, post cards, pins, and other recreations of propaganda material from the time period.
Entry fee is only 100 Rubles (a little over $3) making it quite affordable by Moscow standards.
Part of the 2009 Grand Adventure travel blog
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