Contemporary History Museum
Church of the Nativity of the Virgin in Putinki
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Contemporary History Museum information
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.