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Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945

#45 of 2,391 things to do in Moscow
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Address: Bratyev Fonchenko St., 10 | Metro Park Pobedy, Moscow 121170, Russia
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10:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Wed 10:00 - 20:00
Thu - Fri 10:00 - 20:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

This important memorial to the victory over the Nazi invasion in the Great...

This important memorial to the victory over the Nazi invasion in the Great Patriotic War is a complex of monuments, churches, museums and fountains.

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Memorializing the Unimaginable

Over 10,000,000 Soviet soldiers died in WWII, with civilian casualties totaling at least that number again as the besieged and relatively young USSR fought to rid the world of... read more

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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Over 10,000,000 Soviet soldiers died in WWII, with civilian casualties totaling at least that number again as the besieged and relatively young USSR fought to rid the world of fascism, and for its own ongoing existence. Many Americans, myself included, vastly overestimate our own involvement in the war. The USSR lost 50 citizens for every American citizen killed in the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is well worth a visit, even if you are not that into military history the scale of the monuments in the vicinity of the museum and of the memorial hall inside will amaze you. if you are in to mil.history you'll have a ball. There was no english map or guide to the museum that I could see which... More 

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Shenyang, Liaoning, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is hard to miss in the middle of Park Pobedy. The ticket booth is to the left as you walk up the steps past the obelisk. Children (I think under 16 are free). Tickets for adults are 250 rubles. There is a small sign in English that gives the price, but what it doesn't say is for 350... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

this museums is huge and full of static and virtual displays, the commemorative hall has to be seen to be believed. Anyone with a passing interest in the great patriotic war (WW2) will enjoy this museum

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Reviewed 10 March 2017

We only intended to stay for a couple of hours but spent more than half a day here - there was so much to see including a couple of large, temporary exhibitions. This is a comprehensive museum of Russia's involvement in WWII (plus there was a small area devoted to their Afghanistan involvements - a bit controversial). We did end... More 

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

You'll need 4 hours approx to cover it. Three floors, showcasing art master pieces, a theater showing a WWII documentary film (Russian) and separate halls for correspondence documents between UK, USA and CCCP during the war. Other floors exhibiting arms, uniforms, machines and tools. Most impressive is the first thing you see as you walk in the ledger of ALL... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

This is a very good museum for the 1941-45 defence of Russia against Nazi Germany. I only had enough time to visit a small section of it during the short stay. I saw the most common rifles, machine guns and sub-machine guns and uniforms used by the German infantry and the most common weapons and uniforms of Soviet infantry soldiers.... More 

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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This is a must see museum Impressive Huge Amazingly educational for all It depicts that Russia won the 2nd world war together with USA Recomend it highly Amazing tanks 10 out 10

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Soviet Union, and Russia as its successor, treasure the memory of WWII (or the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, as it is locally known) due to both the titanic clash of ideas that it represented, but also the unfathomable destruction it wrought on the country, taking 27 million lives in the process. Any Russian family, walking through the hall... More 

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Reviewed 11 November 2016

This museum is dedicated to remembrance of Soviet heroes in second W.W. Many halls and main exhibits. The height of column in front of the museum is resembling the war period legth and nearby is the flame and above- the victory godess. The site was built along 7 years and finished in 1995 (50 years since end of the great... More 

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