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Central Armed Forces Museum of Russian Federation

#68 of 2,374 things to do in Moscow
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Address: Sovetskoy Armii St., 2 | Metro: Dostoevskaya, Novoslobodskaya, Moscow, Russia
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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Fascinating exhibition

A fascinating exhibition of Russian and Soviet military history. Of course, an extensive display on the 'Great Patriotic War' (as Russians refer to WW2). Best if you can take a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A fascinating exhibition of Russian and Soviet military history. Of course, an extensive display on the 'Great Patriotic War' (as Russians refer to WW2). Best if you can take a Russian friend with you to translate, as pretty much all explanations are written in Russian.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We took two Metro trains from Red Square to the Central Armed Forces Museum on a rainy cold day. None of us could believe the amazing things they have in this one building. Unlike most museums while this place is quiet and seems far away, and maybe even like it is barely open. The military relics that are sitting there... More 

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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Its one of the most awesome places in Moscow and I was not expecting that it is so huge and they have such large collection of weapons, news, clippings etc that I spent 4 hours at the museum. I clicked over 800 images in the museum and could have clicked more if it was open. Kindly note that museum close... More 

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Staffs, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Our guided tour took us through this huge museum selecting various highlights within our two hours there - which we found ideal. It was interesting to see how objective this seems to be too - very different to my last visit to Russian in Cold War times when propaganda distortion was rife. I felt that this was almost more objective... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Would definitelly recommnend it, full of history, two floors with armory and weapons, great place to spend your midday, because it is open until 5:30pm. Quite cheap as well.

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Vantaa, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

If you are interested in monasteries, cathedrals or museums and history of war - then Moscow is a good destination for you. If you want to see weaponry up till today, this is a good Place to visit. Entrance fee is 300 ruples per adult and for that you can see a lot of thing on two floors, plus a... More 

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Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

As an avid history buff whose especially interested in the WW2. This museum is absolute treasure trove with rarely seen items from Napoleonic war, World 2 including Red Flag which was hoisted over Reichstag at end of war, German banners and equipment. Great selection of Russian military hardware and remnants of the U2 spy plane that was shot down in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Visited this museum over the period of 9th May before the victory day parade. Was very interesting and outside a great selections of tanks and planes etc. Inside plenty to see as well from over the years. There is no English translation but very cheap entry and worth a look.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Amazing museum, true gem. It has indoor and outdoor part, and both are huge. Great central hall with Soviet banners from WWII, and big crates filled with confiscated iron crosses and a lot of German war insignia. Outdoor part has immense number of vehicles and planes with a couple of helicopters and boats aswell. Must see if you're into military... More 

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Flowery Branch, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

There is a lot of stuff in this museum. It also has an outdoor section, which tanks, airplane, cannons, etc. Everything is in Russian. And if you want to shoot photos, you have to pay extra. This was in July 2011 when I was there. You can get to this place via the Dostoyevskaya metro station.

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It’s impossible to visit the Jewish Quarter and not go to the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center – all roads lead here. After visiting the most innovative museum in Russia, cross the street to taste some delicious kosher food. When you’ve tried the best hummus in Moscow, explore early Soviet architecture by going to the Theater of the Russian army and take a rest in Ekaterininsky Park where boats and ducks keep everyone company.
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