In the 1930s Lubyanka Prison was the feared destination of thousands of innocent victims of Stalin’s purges. Today the grey building...
The startling postmodern entrance on this prerevolutionary mansion is appropriate for a museum dedicated to the revolutionary, futurist...
An infamous bar, often described as the wildest in Europe. Its reputation is that most people lose most of their clothes by midnight,...
The well-stocked Seventh Continent supermarkets are convenient and reasonable places to stock up on food. This outlet was closed for...
ul Bolshaya Lubyanka 12/1 · interesting places nearby
FSB Museum information
It calls itself the FSB Museum, named for the Federal Security Service, the successor to the KGB. But this four-room museum is devoted to the history, propaganda and paraphernalia of the Soviet intelligence services, from the Cheka to the KGB (you won’t find much in-depth info on the operations of the current security service!). An FSB agent leads a small group, room by room, recounting Cold War–era espionage anecdotes. Exhibits include a few fun spy tools, but nothing to really impress a technologically advanced audience. The museum was closed for renovation at the time of research, with the close-lipped security service giving no indication of when it might reopen. Even under normal circumstances, security at this place is supertight, and it is open only by appointment.