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NKVD Memorial Museum of Political Repression History

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Fantastic English tour

We really enjoyed learning about NKVD history at this museum, and had an exceptionally nice and... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2018
Kate A
Paris, France
via mobile
Documenting a terrible history

A very necessary reminder of the terror in this region under the dreadful regime of Stalin and his... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2016
Greater London, United Kingdom
via mobile
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18 Jul 2018
“Fantastic English tour ”
17 Sep 2016
“Documenting a terrible history”
Lenina prospekt, d. 44, Tomsk 634050, Russia
+7 382 251-61-33
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Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed learning about NKVD history at this museum, and had an exceptionally nice and informative English tour guide, Kurien (Kyle), show us around. The tour was 600 Rb. Well worth the money and time!

Thank Kate A
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

A very necessary reminder of the terror in this region under the dreadful regime of Stalin and his henchmen. The museum itself, in the former NKVD prison is small with many photographs and documents. All are in Russian (naturally) and translations are few and far...More

Thank AlanofLondon
Reviewed August 12, 2016

Recommended to those who haven't visited a centre on this theme. Not sure it's a must see, but it was good to take a break from Tomsk's wooden architecture spotting. Another sad reminder of political madness.

1  Thank GoranWembley
Reviewed July 9, 2016

Worst a visit to learn about what happened in this region of Siberia. Not too much English but still interesting.

Thank nomade123
Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

Worth a look. Very interesting, but tragic history. Photos, cells, documents showing organised terror.

Thank Tim S
Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Paid the extra 400 Rubles for the English tour. Worth every cent. Very interesting history explained in as much detail as you want.

Thank John P
Reviewed September 15, 2015

The NKVD Memorial Museum shows an ugly part of Siberian history of political repression after the Great Russian Revolution. It tells many sad stories of people who fell victim to the regime. Both artifacts and texts are very interesting. Why then the low rating? It's...More

Thank Tina Q
Reviewed August 4, 2015

Well, my problem with Russian museums is twofold and repeats itself here One, they are very much text based - not helpful, if you (like me ) do not speak Russian. Two, they are uncritical! I mis the critical reflection of the past. Here you...More

Thank Lottbekkoppeln
Reviewed June 9, 2015

Not too much English on any exhibits but you get the harshness of the Labour Camp/repressive era without the text. Solid cell doors, photos of individuals and families who did not survive, items found or used in camps. Horrible but part of Russian history and...More

Thank Noela R
Reviewed March 31, 2015

A lot of testimonies, facts, interesting pictures. Some info available in English. Super nice staff working there, super helpful! Thank you ! спсаиба !

1  Thank Semua
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