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Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945

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Address: Bratyev Fonchenko St., 10, Moscow 121170, Russia
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Phone Number: 8 (499) 449-80-50
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Tue - Wed 10:00 - 20:00
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Moscow in World War II: The Russian Perspective
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A nation's greatest pride and greatest sorrow on display

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... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This museum has several large semi-3D displays depicting the great patriotic war, offering an immersive experience. I went there and came across a ceremony with young students dressed in military uniform and a small marching show. Quite an experience. There is also a shop on the ground floor and there you can buy Russian nesting dolls (matryoshka dolls) as well... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is one big, imposing museum. But fascinating to see the Second World War from the Russian's perspective. Worth visiting if you are interested in war history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

For history lovers it's really a great place to see ! The most complete museum dedicated to WW2 I've ever seen.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We tried to go here on a Saturday but it was closed due to some massive parade of youth that was going on. We came back the next day, on Sunday, and got in. We really enjoyed our visit. I was looking forward to visiting, knowing that the North American education system tends to under-teach us of the huge sacrifices... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This will be of interest to most people as those who would prefer to not be reminded of the war could stroll in Poboda park surrounding the museum or just take in the art on the top floor. We started with the walk from the bottom end very close to the arch of victory that straddles the thoroughfare. The view... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Museum a bit far of other turist attractions. No lines, very few turists but the exhibitions lack some interest. Only the floor with war memorabilia is worth the visit.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Dioramas of battles of WW2, frescoes of life during the war, displays of the characters, maps and medals, plus hall of memory. Best was the new exhibit of Berlin during the final days of the war as Russia advanced to take the Reichstag. Fantastic.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Having read other reviews of this museum, I expected this to be a very interesting visit. I have to say that it is only moderately so. The paintings and dioramas are not contemporary and pick out only very brief highlights of the war on the Eastern front: the siege of Leningrad, the siege of Stalingrad, the battle of Kursk, the... More 

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