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State Museum of Russian Political History, Gorokhovaya-2 Branch

Admiralteiskiy ave 6 | metro Nevsky Pr, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
+7 812 312-27-42
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This is a BRANCH of the much larger and better Political History Museum

Many of the reviewers here are reviewing the wrong place. This TripAdvisor page is on the KGB... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
opera_fanatic47
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Arles-sur-Tech, France
Very interesting small museum about the police and polictical history

Not one of the more popular museums, small but none the less has some very interesting pieces about... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Steve L
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Admiralteiskiy ave 6 | metro Nevsky Pr, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Many of the reviewers here are reviewing the wrong place. This TripAdvisor page is on the KGB Museum, which is a branch of the main Museum of Political History. It consists of two rooms. There's a huge amount of Russian text and no English labels...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Not one of the more popular museums, small but none the less has some very interesting pieces about the security and police services in Russia, that then lead into the cold war era, how they started, who worked for them, what equipment they used and...More

Thank Steve L
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Growing up in during the cold war left me with two sources on political history; Dr. Zhivago and Reds and neither do the incredible inspiring and heartbreaking history justice BUT this museum does. 4 hours here made up for my lack of Russian revolutionary history....More

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

The state museum of political history of Russia gives you a good view over the revolution in 1917 but also the events leading to it and to the horrors of the 1930' there are some guidance in different languages, English, Spanish, German. But knowledge of...More

Thank GHWrede
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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

As a 'global politics' junky of sorts, this was on my list. It's not as popular to many foreign travelers but for an extensive description from the revolution to Stalin to Khrushchev to Gorbachev through modern day, it was very well done.... many of the...More

Thank JDDFlyer
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed this the most (along with Ethnographic museum) of everything we saw in St. Petersburg. Interesting history of how Alex1 tried to free the serfs, his son tried and succeeded but paid the ultimate price. Then the Bolsheviks revisited the issue in 1917.

Thank S W
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Tried to come in this museum, centrally located between the Winter Palace and St.Isaac, to the back of the admiralty building. Checked the website for opening times and special closures - due to the time of my visit being in Christmas holiday time-, made a...More

Thank Carlo R
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

Feels like stepping into a soviet era museum. Nothing high-tech, only couple of signs in English. Mostly old telegrams on the walls with pictures of former KGB agents (?) After visiting a very interesting spy museum in Washington DC, a KGB museum in Tampere, Finland...More

Thank Miranna
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Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

If you are a political history buff, this is a must. You can easily spend over half a day exploring this great little museum. Download the izi travel app, and listen to the podcasts along the museum.

Thank Juliana A
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Reviewed 30 April 2016

Only one room was open. Its a very small museum with almost no English. This should be far down the list of places to visit for an overseas visitor.

1  Thank DanAtIDC
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