Central Armed Forces Museum

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The Central Armed Forces Museum
Russian: Центральный Музей Вооруженных сил
Moscow Armed Forces Museum.jpg
Entrance to the Museum
Central Armed Forces Museum is located in Moscow
Central Armed Forces Museum
Location within Moscow
Established25 May 1919
Locationnorthern Moscow, Russia, near the Red Army Theater.

The Central Armed Forces Museum (Russian: Центральный Музей Вооруженных сил) also known as the Museum of the Soviet Army, is located in northern Moscow, Russia, near the Red Army Theater.

History[edit]

The first exposition which showed the military condition of the Soviet Republic and the Red Army was organised in Moscow in the building of today's State Universal Store, and was opened by Vladimir Lenin on the 25 May 1919.

Exhibits[edit]

German troop deployment instruction for Operation Barbarossa.
A hat and overcoat worn by Joseph Stalin

Over its history the museum has managed to accumulate the most prominent and important military relics of the Soviet period, creating a record of its military past.

Part of the Great Patriotic War section is devoted to the Soviet Union's allies on the Western Front. There are examples of Soviet propaganda posters depicting Germany being crushed between the two fronts and maps of the Allied advance from Normandy into Germany. British and American small arms and uniforms are displayed. A life-size diorama includes a Jeep pulling a field-gun in front of a wall-sized photograph of Omaha Beach. The photograph is Omaha Beach as depicted in the movie The Longest Day (1962), not of Omaha Beach in June 1944.

The last halls display the post-war and modern developments of the Soviet Army and Navy, the Cold War section contains wreckage from the U-2 spy-plane that was piloted by Gary Powers[1] and the involvement of Soviet forces in Cold War conflicts. A special display is dedicated to the Soviet involvement in Afghanistan and recent combat operations in Chechnya.[2]

Branches[edit]

The museum operates a number of other locations as branches:

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Central Museum of the Armed Forces". Moscow.info. Archived from the original on 26 July 2018. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  2. ^ "The Central Museum of the Armed Forces". Moscow.info. Archived from the original on 26 July 2018. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  3. ^ Мемориальный кабинет-музей Г.К. Жукова. Центральный музей Вооруженных Сил Российской Федерации (in Russian). Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  4. ^ Центральный музей Военно-Воздушных Сил. Центральный музей Вооруженных Сил Российской Федерации (in Russian). Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  5. ^ Музей Ракетных войск стратегического назначения. Центральный музей Вооруженных Сил Российской Федерации (in Russian). Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  6. ^ Музей Войск противовоздушной обороны. Центральный музей Вооруженных Сил Российской Федерации (in Russian). Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  7. ^ Музей истории ВДВ. Центральный музей Вооруженных Сил Российской Федерации (in Russian). Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  8. ^ Музей истории военной формы одежды. Центральный музей Вооруженных Сил Российской Федерации (in Russian). Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  9. ^ О Бункере. Центральный музей Вооруженных Сил Российской Федерации (in Russian). Retrieved 7 January 2019.

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Coordinates: 55°47′05″N 37°37′02″E / 55.78472°N 37.61722°E / 55.78472; 37.61722