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    Address:21, Tverskaya Str.
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    Work hours:Tu, We, Fr 10.00am-6.00pm, Th, Sa, Su 11.00am-7.00pm
    Telephone:+7 (495) 699-67-24
    The State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia is the largest center where the modern history of Russia can be studied. The most important events and phenomena which have defined Russian society and state development for one and half century, from the second half of XIX century up-to-date, are reflected in constantly replenished funds and exposition. Moscow. M: Pushkinskay, Tverskaya or Chekhovskaya.

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    The State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia is the largest center where the modern history of Russia can be studied. The most important events and phenomena which have defined Russian society and state development for one and half century, from the second half of XIX century up-to-date, are reflected in constantly replenished funds and exposition. Museum exhibits characterize many famous state and political figures, outstanding scholars, writers, artists and actors, tell about state transformations and revolutionary disruptions, wars and everyday work, ideological searches, political struggle and cultural life of the country. Excursions and educational museum programs familiar with all museum expositions and exhibitions and its exposition and memorial sections as “Presnya”, “Underground Printing House of 1905-1906”, “Finding Freedom”, G. M. Krzhizhanovsky memorial apartment, exposition and exhibition section “E. Evtushenko Museum-Gallery”.
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    Государственный центральный музей современной истории России

    Tverskaya street
    Moscow’s Most Extraordinary Museums and Monuments: Back in the USSR!

    This route gives you the possibi­lity to move not only in space, but also in time! Here, we have gathered information about the most interesting places telling about the recent past of our country. For those who spent their youth in the Soviet Union, this is a wonderful opportunity to take a trip down memory lane, and for everyone else, here is your chance to face some real history. 

    We shall start our walk at the museum talking about events preceding the Oc­tober Revolution. „Underground Print Shop of 1905-1906“, working since 1924, is a branch of the State Central Museum of Contemporary Rus­sian History. This is a real historical object, a visit to which will offer you many unforgettable impressions. 

    Address: Lesnaya str., house 55.

    Phone: +7 (499) 251-69-43.

    Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, from 10.00 to 17.30, Sunday, from 10.00 to 16.30, closed on Monday. 

    The next object is also a secret one it is the so-called Stalin‘s Bunker, officially called the public branch of the Central Museum of Armed Forces History Museum Complex „Emergency Command Post of the Supreme Com­mander of the Red Army, Joseph Sta­lin, during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945“ in Izmailovo. You can visit the museum by appointment only, and in groups of 10 people (if you have less than ten visitors, you may pay as if for a visit of a minimal-size group). Since this unusual exhibit is very high in demand, it would be wise to make your appointment far in advance. 

    Address: Sovetskaya Str. 80, building 1.

    Tel.: +7 (499) 166-55-96.

    By appointment only. 

    The theme of the underground exhibits is continued at the Museum of the cold war “Bunker-42“  on Taganka street, located 63 meters deep. This unique facility is fully autonomous and capable of withstanding a powerful nuclear strike. At the present time, it has lost its defensive function, but re­mains a priceless historical monument. 

    Address: 5th Kotelnichesky side street, 11.

    Phone: +7 (495) 500-05-54.

    By appointment only.

    If by now you are tired of the dark dungeons, the time has come to visit some leisure facilities. One of them, the Museum of Soviet Arcade Games, talks about the games Soviet schoolchildren were passing time with. Some people will recall their child­hood here, while others would see an exhibition of amazing functioning me­chanisms. The ticket price includes the exhibition itself as well as 15 games.

    If you have kept the old „pyatnashki” – the 15-kopeck-coins - bring then in and use them as tokens.

    Address: Baumanskaya Str., 11.

    Phone: +7 (916) 167-19-25, +7 (926) 576-62-08.

    Hours: Monday to Thursday, from 14.00 to 21.00, Friday to Sunday, from 13.00 to 20.00. 

    The Museon Park of Arts takes a vast territory behind the Central House of Artists (and the exhibition of the StateTretyakov Gallery (Krymsky Val, 10). This combination attracts to the park several art lovers desiring not just a refreshing walk but also a “cultural highlight”. 

    The fill of the Park of Arts exhibition is quite unusual. During the nineties of last century, several monuments of the Soviet era arrived here upon their removal from the streets and squares of the city. However, this collection features some completely “non-politi­cal” sculptures, in a variety of styles, created with the full range of all available materials. Where else can you see that funny sculpture of Grandpa Mazay saving bunnies from a spring forest flood, in peaceful coexistence with the row of sculpted portraits depicting the most outstanding factory workers? 

    “Museon” has several small restau­rants; various temporary exhibitions and special events as well as guided tours for different groups of visitors are hosted here. This is the place where you can look at art in new ways, take a lot of unique snapshots, or simply relax at the cozy park. 

    Hours: daily, from 9:00 to 22:00 (in summer), from 10.00 to 21.00 (in autumn-winter period).

    Phone: +7 (499) 238-33-96, +7 (499) 238-59-01. 


    And, of course, returning to the Soviet past, it would be impossible not to mention VDNKh-AREC. Here, you shall find pavilions preserving the symbols of the bygone era, as well as the famous Fountain „Friendship of Peoples of the USSR.“ However, the modern All-Russia Exhibition Centre also plays host to a lot of unusual museums. 

    Interactive Exhibition Centre of Moscow Museum of Animation

    Tours are conducted every hour, visitors learn about the exhibition showing the development of animation, and about creating cartoons at different times in history. Additionally, there are demonst­ration videos and participation in master classes where you can create your own cartoon.

    Hours: Tuesday-Friday, from 11.00 to 18.00, Saturday and Sunday, from 11.00 to 19.00. 

    Children‘s Museum „The House of Fairy Tales“ does not look like a museum where everything is laid out on shelves and nothing can be touched by hands. Instead of strict wardens, there are fairy tale characters, and museum visitors are not mere spectators, but real partici­pants, or even main characters, of a fairy tale.

    Hours: daily, from 10:00 to 19:00. 

    „Ice Age“ Museum

    The main part of this paleontological museum exhibition are objects extracted from the permafrost. The exhibition is full of interesting information accompa­nied by sound and light effects.

    Hours: Tuesday-Friday, from 10.00 to 18.00, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, from 10.00 to 19.00 (in the autumn and winter), Tuesday- Friday, from 10.00 to 19.00, Satur­days, Sundays and public holidays, from 10.00 to 20.00 (in summer).

    Closed on Monday.

    The Communist Moscow
    The modern history of Russia. Museums.
    Moscow's literary history: Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799-1837)
    From Pushkinskaya Square to Red Square

    In 2013, pedestrian zone “shopping quarters” will become an area, covering Pushkinskaya Square, Tverskaya Street, Okhotny Ryad Street, Teatralny Proezd, Nikolskaya Street up until Red Square, with exits onto the square in front of metro station “Ploshad Revolutsii” and the new building of hotel “Moskva”. The first project to be carried out will be the design of the Nikolskaya Street's pedestrian zone from Lubyanskaya Square to Red Square. This zone is the end of the Tverskoy Region's pedestrian area.

    You may start your walk along this pedestrian area from metro stations “Pushkinskaya”, “Tverskaya” or in the other direction — from metro stations “Ploshad Revolutsii”, “Teatralnaya”, or “Okhotny Ryad”. In any case, a significant part of the walk will take place on Tverskaya Street. This central Moscow street became a main street in the capital during XVIII-XIX centuries and remains significant in our time. Tsars used this street en route to the Moscow Kremlin from Saint Petersburg. It was here where the English Club (English Congregation) first appeared, one of Russia's first gentlemen's clubs. The famous Eliseevsky Shop is located in house no. 14 on Tverskaya Street, as well as the Memorial Museum of N. A. Ostrovsky.

    Along the way, in addition to the route's architectural monuments, you are sure to notice the monument to great poet A. S. Pushkin and the founder of Moscow — Prince Yuri Dolgoruky. There are many things along this route that remind us of Moscow and Russia's rich history: from the State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia to the State Historical Museum.

    On Teatralny Proezd it's worth paying attention to the magnificent building belonging to hotel “Metropol”, a masterpiece of the modern era — its facade is decorated with the “Princess of Dreams” by M. Vrubel, “The Adoration of Nature”, “Thirst”, and “Bathing of Mermaids” executed by the drawings of A. Golovin, and bas relief “Seasons” by sculptor N. Andreev. On Teatralnaya Square you will see the Bolshoi, Maly and the Russian Academic Youth Theatres. Passing along Tverskaya Street and Teatralny Proezd, you may stop your walk here or pay a visit to Red Square. At this point of the route several metro stations are located nearby.