If you can read Russian or already know Russian military history, or like looking at cannons, tanks, signals equipment and war pictures this place will be right up your street.
It's a museum which is heavy on written text and whilst we enjoyed it as an opportunity to test out our newly acquired Russian reading skills, if we hadn't already had a fair grasp of WW2 and Cold War history this might have been lost on us.
The tanks and other armoured vehicles outside are free to look at, and the cafe looked a) much cheaper and b) much nicer than the one we had lunch at in the Peter and Paul fortress.
It was a good way to spend a couple of hours on a very rainy day but at 300 roubles it was definitely not 75% as impressive as the Hermitage.
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