The grand opening of State museum of the Great Patriotic War, dedicated to the victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, was held in Moscow on May 9, 1995. It offers not only the historic military exposition, but also the artistic one. There is a huge park nearby with an open-air exhibition of Soviet hardware, ranging from tanks to parts of submarines – not to be missed for weaponry and military history enthusiasts.
Six dioramas display the largest military actions of the Great Patriotic War.
Glory Hall. Marble plates with 11.171 engraved names of the war participants awarded The Hero of the Soviet Union star.
Memory and Mourning Hall where the so called “Books of Memory” with the names of 19,5 million soldiers killed during the war are stored.
The Museum exhibition displays rifles and arms of all the countries that participated in the WW II, military orders, awards and ordinary soldiers’ lockets. A huge collection of sculptures. drawings, sketches of professional and non professional artists and military posters of the war years are also exhibited here.
Daily 10:00 – 17:00. Closed: Mondays and last Thursday of each month.