Museum of Political History of Russia

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The first historical and political museum in post-revolutionary Russia

The museum of national significance, which has already celebrated its centenary, keeps a number of evidences of Russia’s political life from the late 18th till the early 21st century. The Museum collection counts over 460,000 items. They reflect the history of the state system reforming, fates of the most prominent historical figures, processes of development of revolutionary, democratic, social and political movements and parties.

Among the most remarkable exhibits there are documents concerning the legislative activities of Catherine the Great and S. Vitte’s and P. Stolypin’s  reforming activities, items referring to the epoch of the Great Reforms carried out by Alexander II and objects telling about three Russian revolutions. A big volume of unique materials reveals the activities of supreme state organs of the Russian Empire, the USSR, and  the Russian Federation. Documents also remind us of central state, legislative and executive branches of power: the State Dumas of all 7 convocations, State and Supreme Councils and Soviets, local governments.

In the Museum collection there are political parties’ materials representing practically the whole range of political forces in modern Russia at both federal and regional levels. In the last few years this unique collection has been enlarged with materials reflecting the activities of state, political and public leaders, members of both Chambers of the Russian Parliament, the Legislative Assembly of Saint-Petersburg and Leningrad and some other regions.

The following static exhibitions are active in the museum: “Man and Power in Russia in the 19th – 21st Centuries”“Soviet Epoch: Between Utopia And Reality”“Matilda Kshesinskaya: Fouettes of Fate”.

Services
  • With an audioguide
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenirs
  • Wi-fi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Tours
  • Theme parties
With an audioguide
Refreshments
Souvenirs
Wi-fi
Wheelchair access
Tours

Highlight, theme, special tours in English

Theme parties
1 January 2015 - 1 January 2018

Exposition “Man and Power in Russia in the 19th – 21st Centuries”

Exposition deals with relations of a man and a government at crucial points of the domestic history

1 January 2015 - 1 January 2018

Exhibition “Soviet Epoch: Between Utopia And Reality”

The exposition is dedicated to the most actual and disputable time of the Russian history – the Soviet period.

1 January 2015 - 1 January 2018

Exhibition “Matilda Kshesinskaya: Fouettes of Fate”

An exhibition "Matilda Kshesinskaya: Fouettes of Fate" is designed to provide a full overview of the personal and creative biography of the famous ballerina of the Silver Age who left a significant footprint in Russian art.

1 December 2016 - 31 December 2017

Exhibition “The Russian Revolution 1917-1922”

The exhibition “Georgy Plekhanov: the apostle of Russian Marxism” at the State Museum of Political History of Russia is dedicated to the 160th anniversary of Plekhanov’s birth and represents his life and evolution of his political views

1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017

Exhibition “The Russian Revolution 1917-1922”

The exposition is dedicated to the February Revolution and the Great October Revolution in Petrograd, 1917 and the Civil War, 1918-1922

  • Address: St. Petersburg, ul. Kuibysheva, 2-4
  • Phone Number: +7 (812) 233-70-52
  • Fax: +7 (812) 233-73-00
  • Site: www.polithistory.ru
  • Email: polithistmuseum@mail.ru
  • Working time:
    Monday - Tuesday: 10:00 - 18:00
    Wednesday: 10:00 - 20:00
    Thursday: Free
    Friday - Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00
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