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The State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia

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Stone lions guard the gateway of this splendid Russian classical-style building, which houses a constantly expanding collection of items that document major events in Russia over the past century and a half.
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Tverskaya St., 21, Moscow 125009, Russia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The State Central Museum of Contemporanean History is one of the most important museums in Moscow, the main city of Russian Federation. Here you can learn a lot about the contemporanean history of the country, specially the last years of Zar government, the execution lf...More

Thank AlbertSalichs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great museum, but not known as deserved. You can know much about russian history, You can make a trip to the past.

Thank André L
Reviewed June 27, 2018

The rooms of the museum that were open were reallyy interesting and the staff were helpful. Unfortunately around half the permanent exhibition was closed for renovation. Once it's back fully open I'd definitely recommend.

Thank Grumpy_Gargoyle
Reviewed June 19, 2018

We visited on a rainy day in Moscow (Putins Birthday). It was pretty convenient to walk there from Red Square and we were surprised that more people weren't there to escape the rain at least. It is a very surprising place, the building itself is...More

2  Thank WW_Traveller023
Reviewed December 8, 2017

The cashier did not tell us that the permanent exhibition was closed, nor it was written anywhere. I asked the custodians (in Russian) where the exhibition started and I was pointed towards the Perestroika section. Only when I went back to the cashier asking where...More

1  Thank Selene C
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

Great place to view Russia's contemporary history, with beautiful architecture, cheap ticket price (250 rubles) and the 100 years of the Russian Revolution temporary exhibition, this place could not go wrong!

1  Thank Papontee V
Reviewed September 10, 2017

A very interesting museum that provides a lot of information and displays items relating to contemporary Russian history. Most of the rooms have a couple of electronic displays that provide information in English about various relevant topics. There are toilets and a small gift shop.

Thank JuliaD_UK
Reviewed August 8, 2017

An entire museum for the contemporary history of Russia, specialy USSR period. Many items and rarities for all the Soviet Union lovers. One of the best museums in Moscow.

1  Thank Axl Z
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

The museum has a lot of information which seems interseting but the shock is that if you dont know russian you wont understand most of exhibits even videos are not translated , i asked for english audio guide but it wasnt there !! I expected...More

1  Thank Mohammed_Tarek_1987
Reviewed April 19, 2017

A fascinating story on Soviet and Russian history. There is also a small shop were you can buy reasonable souvenirs.

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When you need to hide from the city’s noise and
traffic but don’t want to stroll too far, Patriarch
Ponds is the place to be. Calm water, friendly swans
and ducks with beautiful early 20th century
architecture in the background make this neighborhood
a place you’ll never want to leave. Besides stylish
bars and restaurants scattered in the streets around
the pond, you’ll be able to enjoy museum life from
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