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Museum "Moscow Kremlin"

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The Moscow Kremlin (Московский Кремль) is the most famous landmark of Moscow and Russia. There are located many monuments and interesting places for tourists on the Moscow Kremlin territory.

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State History Museum

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History Museum in Moscow The State History Museum is the largest historical museum in Russia. The museum contains about 5 million museum objects and 14 million pages of documentary materials. Presented in the museum items reflect the history of Russia from ancient times to present days.

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The State Tretyakov Gallery

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The State Tretyakov Gallery is the most famous art museum in Moscow. The museum has one of the best collections of Russian art in the world. The museum was founded in 1856 by merchant Pavel Tretyakov. Russian Museum Association “State Tretyakov Gallery” was founded in 1986. Tretyakov Gallery building is located in “Lavrushinsky pereulok” lane in Moscow. It is one of the sites of the museum.

Girl and peaches

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Pushkin museum of fine arts in Moscow

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Pushkin museum of fine arts in Moscow is one of the best art museums in Russia. The museum has collected a large number of works of European and world art. The museum building is an architectural monument. Pushkin Museum collection includes over 560,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures, works of applied art, archaeological monuments and numismatic items and fine art photos. The museum was opened in 1912.

On the photo: Edgar Degas Blue Dancers painting in Moscow Pushkin Museum.

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Museum of contemporary art in Moscow

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The Moscow Museum of Modern Art is a museum of modern and contemporary art located in Moscow, Russia. It was the first opened in Russia state museum that specializes in the art of XX and XXI centuries. The museum was opened 15 December 1999. Founder and director of the museum is the famous sculptor Zurab Tsereteli. Initially, the main part of the museum collection was his personal collection of XX century famous artists works. The museum's collection was constantly replenished in subsequent years.

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Polytechnic museum

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The Polytechnic Museum in Moscow (rus: Политехнический музей) is one of the oldest science museums in the world. The museum was founded in 1872, after the first All-Russian technical exhibition. Polytechnic Exhibition exhibits have become the main part of the museum collection. It currently is the largest technical museum in Russia. The museum contains more than 190,000 objects, which can give an idea of science and technology development. The museum exhibits can help to understand the principles of some technical devices operation.

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The Central Museum of Armed Forces

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The Central Museum of Armed Forces in Moscow has large collection of military equipment, weapons, documents and other exhibits associated with the army. It is one of the largest military-historical museums in the Russia. It will be interesting to visit the museum for those interested in weapons, military equipment and history of the Russian and Soviet army. The museum's exhibits occupy 24 halls. Samples of heavy weapons and military equipment are placed on the open ground.

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