Contemporary History Museum

Contemporary History Museum information

Moscow , Russia
Address
Street Tverskaya ul 21
Telephone
+7 495 495 699 6724
Getting there
metro Pushkinskaya
More information
www.sovr.ru
Prices
adult/student R250/100
Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue-Sun
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Lonely Planet review

Formerly known as the Revolution Museum, this retro exhibit traces Soviet history from the 1905 and 1917 revolutions up to the 1980s. The highlight is the extensive collection of propaganda posters, in addition to all the Bolshevik paraphernalia. Look for the picture of the giant Palace of Soviets (Дворец Советов) that Stalin was going to build on the site of the blown-up – and now rebuilt – Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.

Complete with stones lions, the opulent mansion housing the museum was the home of Moscow English Club – a venue favoured by Anglophile gentlemen and natives Brits in tsarist times.