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Central Armed Forces Museum of Russian Federation

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Great Historical Museum

This museum offers a great overview of the history of the Soviet Armed forces from the revolution... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
McLean, Virginia
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Excellent Quality of Displays

The quality of exhibits on display in this museum is more wide ranging and informative than other... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Sovetskoy Armii St., 2 | Metro: Dostoevskaya, Novoslobodskaya, Moscow 129272, Russia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum offers a great overview of the history of the Soviet Armed forces from the revolution in 1917 through the end of the Soviet era. The displays are organized chronologically and allow you to walk through the history with an extensive focus on the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TheMcLeanVAFive
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The quality of exhibits on display in this museum is more wide ranging and informative than other military museums in Moscow.. Although it is obvious that the display areas could be improved, there was no denying the quality of the extensive information The museum has...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Andrew M
Reviewed November 2, 2018

It is clear from the staff and the displays that this museum is truly passionate about telling the story of Soviet and Russian history. Don't worry about the lack of English placards--just rent the English audio guide, and you will be fine. The display cabinets...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lillian M
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Before we enter musuem a chinese guy who speaks russian and a russian guy told us the museum can only be visited by advance reservation and guided tour and want us to book their tour. There is no such thing. We went in to enquire...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank luciole1974
Reviewed September 24, 2018

This was our 2nd visit to the museum. Our first trip to the museum in 2016 did not include viewing any of the outdoor exhibits due to the entrance to the outside being closed because of a rain storm that afternoon. The admission to the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

If you are in love with Military stuff from Airplane to Tanks and all kind of Militaria, from the Czar time to the Soviets and today, this is something you can't miss to visit in Moscow. Highlits: wreckage of the U2 of Gary Powers shot...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Vincenzo A
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

On 23 Aug, me and a friend wanted to visit the museum. However, the door keeper(an old guy) didn’t let us in, saying “solo foreign visitors are not welcome unless you are in a group”. Later an old lady came outside repeating the same. We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lesley C
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Very interesting museum with some important historic artifacts such as wreckage from the USA's U-2 spy plane shot down over the USSR in 1960, war trophies taken from the Nazis, and personal items that once belonged to Stalin and Hitler. In the outdoor area of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank piquak p
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Entry fee 500 roubles. Require the translation audio box as everything is in Russian. Very well maintained. 10min walk from Olympic stadium.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank maestr02
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Great exhibits, including the history of Russian military uniforms and small arms development. A lot of personal items that belonged to certain prominent military leaders - so you will see a lot of Lugers, Walthers, and Parabellums. Not very interactive by modern standards, lots of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Maryina Roshcha (Jewish Quarter)
It’s impossible to visit the Jewish Quarter and not go
to the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center – all roads
lead here. After visiting the most innovative museum
in Russia, cross the street to taste some delicious
kosher food. When you’ve tried the best hummus in
Moscow, explore early Soviet architecture by going to
the Theater of the Russian army and take a rest in
Ekaterininsky Park where boats and ducks keep everyone
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Susan K
June 14, 2018|
Response from Perilsofpalaver | Reviewed this property |
Hi Susan, No need to be a part of a group - audio guides are available in Chinese, Russian, and English.
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Great Patriotic Mus. has a large collection of tanks from russia and many other countries,even the "Maus", the german mega tank of 188 tons, made by Ferdinand Porsche for the megalomaniac Adolf Hitler, very impressive. The... More