The Museum of Political History of Russia

08 Jun , 10:00–17:00
Museums, exhibitions

The museum’s central exhibition ‘Man and State Power in Russia from the 19th to the 21st Centuries’ paints a picture of Russia's political history from Catherine II to the modern day. The exhibition’s twelve sections reflect key events in the country's history: shifting political systems and wars, revolutions and reforms, periods of liberalization and increasing authoritarianism. Exhibits, art objects, eyewitness testimonies, and ‘voices of history’ illustrate how the actions of those in power and ordinary people helped shape the course of history.
The exhibition ‘Special Operations Museum’ was opened to in honour of the 100-year anniversary of the Museum of Political History of Russia (est. 1919). It is dedicated to the museum's history, its survival in the face of repression and wars, its renaissance during the Thaw, and how it changed its fate riding the groundswell of the Perestroika.
The exhibition ‘The Leningrad Affair: The City and the People’ presents the political biographies of the city’s functionaries, victims of the repressions of 1949–1952.

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