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The State Museum of the Political History of Russia

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Kuibysheva st., 2/4 | Metro: Gorkovskaya, St. Petersburg 198218, Russia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the museum. My 16 old daughter is studying Soviet History so it was on our list of essential places to visit. Our own guide Alexander, who we hired to show us around SPB for 4 days was exceptionally knowledgeable so it was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

This place is full of documents, video footage, objects and photos which are all fascinating in themselves, however there was no English translation at all apart from one paragraph in one room and no audioguide available which was disappointing. This was a shame as there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

This museum offers a lot of information, a lot of it incredibly interesting. Understandably not all of it was translated to English but there is plenty to become engrossed. The only thing I’d say is that I didn’t think it flowed overly well in terms...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

We only had a short time frame to visit this museum but left wishing we had more time, and will definitely return in the future. It is very well laid out with plenty of English displays. Further there are small booklets in English throughout to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

We were lucky to go to this museum with a guide. Although there are English translations throughout the museum. It was very helpful to have an interpreter. The museum does a great job following history from Nicholas II through 1990. As a child growing up...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

Don't worry, you will not be indoctrinated into Marxist/Leninist philosophy. Nor will you be bored. If you have any interest whatsoever in how Russia was hijacked by the Bolsheviks, and the countless tragedies the Russian people suffered and endured, the Political History is a must....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

Not a museum fan or a history geek but from an ex-communist country. Some part of the jigsaw was missing and this museum helped me complete tge puzzle. Lot more English than i expected, verywell presented. Stayed over 3 hours (to my surprise!) and could...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Was looking forward to visiting this museum for a long time and it didn’t disappoint. As a lover of Soviet history, just to see the balcony used by Lenin and others would have been enough. Put on any list of must sees in St. Petersburg

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank warren c
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

two places in one. first we visited matilda’s home, where lenin made a speech on the porch second floor. this house is refined and hasn’t changed much. we later moved to the modern part of the museum where the tragic recent history (civil war of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank josephg493
Reviewed 4 September 2018

There is a lot packed into this museum which documents Russia's political history from the last of the Tsars until President Putin's time in power. It is a really interesting museum but you need a bit of time and energy to do it justice. There...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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10 July 2018|
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Response from opera_fanatic47 | Reviewed this property |
I cannot tell from the museum's website whether their guided tours are in English at all. The audioguide and audiopen are very good. You can hire a private guide for quite reasonably in St. Petersburg. I visited the... More
Stephen J
21 May 2015|
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Hello! The Museum opens at 10/00 (open till 18.00, ticket office closes at 17.00)
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