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State Museum of Russian Political History, Gorokhovaya-2 Branch

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Address: Admiralteiskiy ave 6 | metro Nevsky Pr, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
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Under renovation, very small, very little English

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.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 April 2016
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Milan, Italy
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 plan and finally went there. The museum was inexplicably closed the whole week, the only... More 

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Ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 and the excellent museum in Tallinn, Eatonia, this was a huge disappointment Would not recommend... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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.

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Thank Juliana A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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.

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Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 I was in the house, where Dscherdschinsky worked. Thank goodness, there was the Vodka museum... More 

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Miami, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles 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, you will only enjoy the visit about one-tenth of what any Russian would. I went... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank AlistairRiddell
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 in the Olympics games.I'm just a little bit disappointed by the fact that in this... More 

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

Only four small rooms but history was made in the offices that are now the museum. It was in one of these, in the early days of the revolution, that Lenin was interrogated by the Tsar's political police. The walls are lined with photos of operatives, spys and informers dating from the early days of the Okhrana to the end... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

Then rather not, if U wal in 4 room with few exponats, and manual is in local russian letters, and everybody speak only russian U can feel lost. In U speak russian amd U ask "babuskha" for information U will find lot of interested info.

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