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The State Museum of the Political History of Russia

Phone: (812) 600-20-00 (многоканальный)

Address: 197046, Saint-Petersburg, 4, Kuibysheva Str.

Location: "Gorkovskaya" metro station

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    The State Museum of Political History of Russia was founded in 1919. It reflects political, economic, and social life of Russian society of the XIXth- XXIst centuries.

    The Museum is situated in two historical buildings in the city centre - Kshesinkaya and Brandt's mansions.

    Museum collection is around 500 000 objects. A remarkable part of the collection is an unique gathering of posters, bills and slogans of the end of the XIXth and the XXth centuries; collection of propaganda porcelain of 1920s and gathering of Revolutionary banners of 1917.

    The exposition "Soviet Epoch Between Utopia and Reality" is dedicated to daily life of people in USSR in times of Stalin, Khrushchev and Brezhnev. You can see a typical kitchen of communal flat, a cabinet of bureaucrat of 1940-50s, can hear about attitude to religion and art in Soviet society, about prisoners of GULAG and dissident movement.

    Our temporary exhibitions together with memorial rooms: "Lenin's Study" and the Room of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of Bolshevik Party can give you a new vision of the events of 1917

Museum's services:
   museum shop

Next to the museum there are:
    restaurant(s) or caffes

for museum professionals

Administrative phone:
    (812) 233-70-48

Foundation and opening day:
    founded: 09.10.1919

Organisation status:

Organization form:

Organisation type:
    culture for society

    Architect and monuments,Historical

    permament show rooms 2759,3м2
    museum's store 1074,6м2
    museum's parks 1,3га

Employee number:
    161 (curators: 11)

Average visitors per year:

Specific departments:
    archive, science library, restoration dep. по графике и художественным тканям

Collections volume:
    500 000, rare collection's items: 200 000

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