Dusting down the State Museum of Biology

State Museum Biology

Dusting down the State Museum of Biology Among the many blocks of flats dominating Malaya Gruzinskaya Ulitsa is a redbrick manor house that once belonged to Pyotr Shchukin, one of three brothers famed for their art and literature collections. The building once housed Shchukin’s own museum, displaying his treasures, but now it is the home of the rather… Continue reading

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Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics

Yuri Gagarin

Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics The Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics [Мемориальный Музей Космонавтики], or the Moscow Space Museum, is appropriately located under the ‘Monument to the Conquerors of Space’ [Монумент «Покорителям космоса»] – a 110m titanium sculpture which depicts a rocket’s scent into space. Both structures stand as tribute to Soviet and Russian innovation in the… Continue reading

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State Historical Museum

State Historical Museum

State Historical Museum At the entrance to Red Square stands the State Historical Museum.  It was founded in 1872 by Alexander III and opened for public viewing since 1883. It contains 4.5 million items and 14 million sheets of documents spanning from the early prehistoric period right through to more contemporary items from the 1980s.… Continue reading

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