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State Museum of Russian Political History, Gorokhovaya-2 Branch

Admiralteiskiy ave 6 | metro Nevsky Pr, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
+7 812 312-27-42
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Cold War/ Contemporary Russian history exhibits- MUST VISIT

As a 'global politics' junky of sorts, this was on my list. It's not as popular to many foreign... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
JDDFlyer
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Portland, Maine
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Pretty interesting history of Russia's political travails

I really enjoyed this the most (along with Ethnographic museum) of everything we saw in St... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
S W
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Minneapolis
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Admiralteiskiy ave 6 | metro Nevsky Pr, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a 'global politics' junky of sorts, this was on my list. It's not as popular to many foreign travelers but for an extensive description from the revolution to Stalin to Khrushchev to Gorbachev through modern day, it was very well done.... many of the...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed this the most (along with Ethnographic museum) of everything we saw in St. Petersburg. Interesting history of how Alex1 tried to free the serfs, his son tried and succeeded but paid the ultimate price. Then the Bolsheviks revisited the issue in 1917.

Thank S W
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Tried to come in this museum, centrally located between the Winter Palace and St.Isaac, to the back of the admiralty building. Checked the website for opening times and special closures - due to the time of my visit being in Christmas holiday time-, made a...More

Thank Carlo R
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Feels like stepping into a soviet era museum. Nothing high-tech, only couple of signs in English. Mostly old telegrams on the walls with pictures of former KGB agents (?) After visiting a very interesting spy museum in Washington DC, a KGB museum in Tampere, Finland...More

Thank Miranna
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

If you are a political history buff, this is a must. You can easily spend over half a day exploring this great little museum. Download the izi travel app, and listen to the podcasts along the museum.

Thank Juliana A
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Only one room was open. Its a very small museum with almost no English. This should be far down the list of places to visit for an overseas visitor.

1  Thank DanAtIDC
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Only two rooms open, but they charged us full. F.e. we didn`t see the room with the pic of the Tsar or the room with the Breschnew picture. Two rooms full of cluttered items. The toilet is also closed. The only good thing was, that...More

Thank apparatschik
Reviewed 19 October 2015

I was a Political Science major as an undergraduate. I took several Soviet-Russian history courses. I just read a 900-pages plus book on Stalin. So I am the perfect visitor. But, as the museum is set up almost entirely in Russian, unless you read Russian,...More

Thank Maskotas
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Quite a small museum, only 100 rubles to get in. Unfortunately not very accessible for visitors not lucky enough to understand Russian. Almost everything is in Russian with no translations.

Thank AlistairRiddell
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

This museum is well organized studied, the visitor is immediately bombed with lots of informations about the soviet era and the steps in history that have led to that period. There is also one big room dedicated to the sport and the achievement of Russia...More

Thank Alessio A
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