Here you will find themed exhibitions dealing with the Russian Empire such as the takeover by the Bolsheviks, the Civil War ... More
State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia
Here you will find themed exhibitions dealing with the Russian Empire such as the takeover by the Bolsheviks, the Civil War (the Reds versus the Whites), the emergence of Stalinism and the history of the Soviet Union from its creation in 1922 to its dissolution in 1991. There is also a lot of hardware on display: period small arms, a World War I armored car, a 6-inch artillery gun used by Bolshevik insurgents to shell the Kremlin and pieces of Moscow's barricades from 1991. A separate exhibition features gifts which have been presented to Soviet leaders from Stalin to Gorbachev.
This museum includes a park of 550 hectares, a cascade of ponds and an ensemble of unfinished pseudo Gothic palaces.
Most of these red brick structures bear decorations and Masonic symbols in white limestone. The refurbished Lesser Palace houses ...
Pavel Tretiakov, collector of some the best work of contemporary artists in Moscow and St. Petersburg, founded this gallery in
1856. His brother Sergei collected French and Dutch masters, and in 1872 they combined their collections and opened this ...
Founded in 1912 in honor of the great Russian composer Glinka, the museum was named after him in 1954. In
the summer of 1985, the museum moved to a specially constructed new building. This is the only musical museum ...