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What war history related museum to see in Russia? - List of museums/sources (answer)

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    Default What war history related museum to see in Russia? - List of museums/sources (answer)

    Dear All,

    I am asked this question often by my friends that are traveling to Russian and would like to see museums related to militarily history. Thought it will be helpful to list it here as well for the reference (especially now that it is summer and a lot of people are traveling).

    In and near Moscow:

    1) Kubinka tank museum (unfortunately there is not much on the internet in English, but its really one of best of its kind in the world), you can see there pretty much every tank that was built around the world (incl. German Mouse Super Heavy Tank, Sturmtiger, Ferdinant and many experimental tanks like Kugelpanzer)

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kubinka_Tank_Museum
    *КСПОНАТЫ

    2) Park Pobedy (it has a nice outside and inside exhibition), again there is not too much in English on the web

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museum...ic_War,_Moscow
    Центральный музей Великой Отечественной войны

    3) Central museum of the Soviet/Russian army. Here you can see many unique items like KV-2 (only one surviving), sniper rifle of Lyudmila Pavlyuchenko, standards of German divisions that were thrown at the mausoleum (icl. standard AH), Reichsadler from Reichstag, orders and awards of Soviet marshals (icl. Zhukov), personal items of Field marshal Paulus, personal items of the "Night Witches"

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centra..._Forces_Museum
    http://www.cmaf.ru/

    4) Museum of modern history of Russia has a very good overview of the general historic events and war history in particular (personally I like the civil war section with original tachanka)

    http://www.sovr.ru/

    https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%93...81%D0%B8%D0%B8


    In Saint Petersburg

    5) SPB museum of artillery: http://artillery-museum.ru/en/collections.html
    It has one of the most impressive collection of exhibits ranging from the middle ages to the recent times

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    6) Museum of blockade of Leningrad (again not much info in English...), here you can find the the famous 125 grams of bread (day ration for the inhabitants) and The diary of Tanya Savicheva, a girl of 11, her notes about starvation and deaths of her sister, then grandmother, then brother, then uncle, then another uncle, then mother. The last three notes say "Savichevs died", "Everyone died" and "Only Tanya is left." She died of progressive dystrophy shortly after the siege. Her diary was shown at the Nuremberg trials

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    http://www.blokadamus.ru/cgi-bin/exibision.cgi?id=15

    7) Navy Museum - has just finished its full reconstruction and has a very nice collection of Navy related items starting from Peter the Great until the most recent times (including an early soviet airplane and Varyag and Kriegsmarine relics)

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    http://www.navalmuseum.ru/

    In Volgograd

    8) Mamaev Kurgan in Volgograd - Memorial and museum of the battle of Stalingrad (recently restored)

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mamayev_Kurgan

    9) Pavlov house and univermag in Volgograd - famous Pavlov house that stood for 60 days and HQ of Paulus (Univermag)

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavlov%27s_House

    In Belarus

    10) Brest fortes in Brest Belarus - very famous place that is an icon of resistance to the German invasion of the SU

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brest_Fortress

    Near Kursk

    11) Prokhorovka field near Kursk and around (museum of the battle with a nice outside area full of relics found nearby, the fields, Rotmistrov HQ, Tottenkopf beachhead, war cemeteries etc.)

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    http://www.prohorovskoe-pole.ru/

    Please feel free to add to the list any interesting sites that you have encountered on your travels!

    Cheers,

    E

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    Great photos!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Excellent photos, thanks for sharing

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    Very nice. Thank you.

    I got to visit Victory park museum and Kubinka in May.

    Once I have time, I will add photos of a new private museum near Moscow which is superb. no 3 on this site:


    West of Moscow. Military style |


    Cheers, Ade.
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    Yes, that one is really great I heard. There is new private museum under construction on the Siege of Leningrad that will contain a lot of finds from the area, it promises to be really interesting as well.

    I will add more photos here when it will be launched.

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    Sounds good!

    You must go to this museum, you will not be disappointed. It is run by collectors for collectors in honour of the Veterans.

    Thinking of coming back to Moscow next month. There is a big battle re-enactment being run by my friend. Looking at the cost of flights now.

    Cheers, Ade
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    Will need to check it out! Might be at this reconstruction as well.

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    great photos. Looks like a place to put on my list to visit.
    thanks for sharing this with us.


    John
    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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