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Museum of Contemporary History of Russia

By Isabel Romano from Diario de a bordo

If you’re passionate about history and really want to know more about the recent and tumultuous history of Russia, you simply must pay a visit to this lesser-known museum in Moscow. Walking through its exhibition rooms is like taking a journey through the history of Russia, from the penultimate tsar and the events leading up to the Russian Revolution to the creation of Russia as it exists today. Particularly interesting are the rooms dedicated to the Second World War (some of the best in the museum) and those dedicated to the Stalin period, with all the commemorative objects dating back to the communist era.

Despite the fact that the museum makes no mention of the darkest aspects of communism, such as the gulags (Soviet concentration camps), the museum is still a very interesting place to visit. All the signs are in Russian but, luckily, there is a laminated leaflet in all the rooms with the English translation.

Museum of Contemporary History of Russia
21 Tverskaya ul., Moscow
Opening times: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 to 18:00; Thursday from 12:00 to 21:00; Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 to 19:00.
The museum is closed on Mondays and the last Friday of every month.

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Isabel RomanoTourist by trade, compulsive traveller and born organiser. Diario de a bordo.