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Russia Military Museums Tour

Tour Duration: Customizable, expandable
Tour price: based on chosen components
Tour Category: Culture, Museums, Military History, Wars

Visit the military infrastructure, war bunkers, largest military museums inside and in the open, to see the best examples of weaponry, modern arms and machines, and become a part of the glorious Russian military history.

Attending the sites can be a part of the one day excursion, for example, within a Walking Tour of Moscow, or a separately designed activity, for example, visiting the Tank Museum in Kubinka.

The Military Tour may include the following: The Armoury Chamber of Moscow Kremlin - Taganka Cold War Museum (Moscow) - Kubinka Tank Museum (Moscow Province, 65 km from Moscow) - Russian Air Force Museum in Monino (Moscow Province, Monino) - Central Museum of Armed Forces (CMAF) in Moscow - Stalin's Bunker (branch of CMAF, Moscow) - Artillery Museum in Saint Petersburg - Kronstadt Fortress in Saint Petersburg - Lift of the Leningrad Blockade Museum (Leningrad Province) - Naval Museum St. Petersburg

Armory Chamber of the Moscow Kremlin

The Armory Chamber, a Museum and Treasury, is a part of the Big Kremlin Palace. It is located in a building constructed in 1851 by the architect Konstantin Ton. The core of the museum collection are the objects that were kept in the Royal Treasury and in the Patriarch's Sacristy. Most of them were made in the Kremlin's workshops, others were presented by embassies of foreign countries.

The Chamber exhibits ancient symbols of statehood, coronation cloaks and ceremonial dresses of the Tsars, clothings of the Hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church, one of the largest collections of the gold and silver decorations by Russian artisans, silver pieces from Western Europe, decorated weaponry, collection of equipages and horse harnesses.

This is the best place to come if you are interesed in ancient and medeival arms and ammunition.

Armory Chamber, Moscow Kremlin

Medeival Horse Riders in Armory Chamber

Taganka Cold War Museum

Currently known as Taganka Cold War Museum, the Bunker-42 was built during the WWII, by Stalin's order. He wanted a shelter rugged enough to resist a nuclear strike on Moscow. The bunker is at the depth of 65 meters below the surface. Its total area is 7,000 sq. meters and it was in operation as a Strategic Air Force Command Center for over 30 years after Stalin's death.

Bunker 42, Moscow

Kubinka Tank Museum, Moscow Province

Over 300 samples of war machines and tanks are collected at the Kubinka Tank Museum, of which 60 are unique and cannot be found elsewhere. The core of the collection, of course, are Russian tanks, pre-war and WWII period, Cold War and modern Russian tanks. Also, tanks of the allies in WWI, USA and UK, and the rivals - Germany and Japan are widely covered.

Tank Museum in Kubinka, Moscow

Russian Air Force Museum, Monino, Moscow Province

Russian Air Force Museum in Monino, a small town in Moscow Province, is the only air force museum in Russia where the collection is made of real aircraft - planes, helicopters, gliders, etc. It is located 38 km east of Moscow and can be easily accessed both by auto or railway transport.

The collection of the aircraft is hosted both in premises and in the open, featuring war planes from WWII and Cold War era.

Air force Museum in Monino, Moscow

Central Museum of Armed Forces, Moscow

Central Museum of Armed Forces in Moscow features the history of ground armed forces in Russia, mainly during the 20th century. The collection shows unique exhibits, such as, for example, the Victory Banner raied over capitulating Nazi's Reichstag building in Berlin in May 1945, or things that belonged to famous leaders and warlords - Stalin, Zhukov, etc. as well as war trophies of the Nazi's: Adolf Hitler, Rosenberg, Rommel, and Goering.

Stalin's Bunker, Moscow

Stalin's Bunker, Moscow

According to some sources, when Stalin died Winston Churchill said: 'Stalin found Russia with the wooden plough and he left it with an atomic bomb.' Churchill cannot be called a great admirer of Stalin, at times they were rivals in political struggle, yet he had to admit the magnitude and role of Stalin in the entire history of the 20th century. Some of the achievements made during his rule are still a source of surprise to the modern generation. Industrialization, victory in WWII, acquiring of atomic weapon and much more - can be learned at the Stalin's Bunker, which is a part of the Central Museum of Armed Forces (CMAF) in Moscow.

Stalin's Bunker, Moscow

Kronstadt Fortress in Saint Petersburg

Started by the order of Tsar Peter The Great in winter 1703-1704, the Kronstadt Fortress was designed to protect the city from foreign vessels and their artillery. Over more than 300 years, the fortress has definitely fufilled its goal - no enemy gunships have ever passed by the forts of Kronstadt to treaten Saint Petersburg with artillery or naval assaults.

Kronstadt Fortress, Kotlin Island, Saint Petersburg

Lift of the Leningrad Blockade Museum, St Petersburg

The Lift of the Leningrad Blockade Museum, Leningrad Province is located on the southern part of the Ladoga Lake, which was heavily used as a supply route for the sieged city of Leningrad during the World War II. The museum features exhibits devoted to the siege itself, evacuation of citizens, tremendous efforts to prevemt distatrous hunger in the blockaded city, and the victorious operations of the Red Army to lift the siege and liberate the city's outskirts from the Nazis.

Leningrad Province, Lift of Blockade Museum

Naval Museum St. Petersburg

The Central Naval Museum is one of the oldest in Russia, orgininating from the Model Chamber founded by Peter The Great in 1709. The museum is located on the Strelka of the Vasyliev Island in the building of the former Burse??? built in 1805-1810 by the architect J.Tom de Tomon???. The entire history of the Russian Navy has been reflected in the exhibition and the vast collection of the museum. Over the 300 years of its existence the museum has become an essential part of the Navy itself, and its history is now the history of the Navy.

St. Petersburg Naval Museum

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