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Opened in 2004, the Gulag History Museum is the only museum in Russia devoted to Joseph Stalin’s legacy of terror in the early to mid-20th century. Founded by a former labor camp prisoner, it tells the stories of the creation of the first labor camps in 1918, the formation of the Gulag system in the 1930s, the expulsion of Germans from the Volga region and the mass deportations in the 1940s. To give visitors a small sense of what the camps may have been like, the museum features a reconstruction of some aspects of the camps, including a barracks, a punishment cell, an investigator’s office and a guard’s watchtower.

Visitors will also learn of the personal stories of gulag victims, with exhibits displaying documents, letters and memoirs of those sent to the camps by Stalin, as well as a collection of art by former gulag prisoners. Contemporary artists have also contributed pieces of art with their interpretation of the labor camps.

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Moscow: Gulag Museum Private Tour

Moscow: Gulag Museum Private Tour

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The Gulag History Museum was established in 2001 by a renowned historian, writer of sociopolitical literature and public figure – Anton Antonov-Ovseyenko. On this tour you will visit the main exposition of the Museum and receive key information about the system of correctional labor camps, known as GULAG. You'll be able to trace the development of the Gulag from the prerequisites of its formation in 1930s to its liquidation in 1950s; you'll learn about the worst consequences of the state's repressive policy. The main goal of the museum is to highlight this dark page of the Russian history, in order not to let new generations forget it. A special attention will be paid to expeditionary findings made during our times on the sites of former camps in different regions of the USSR. The Gulag Museum is a must-do when in Moscow to learn about Soviet life and politics in the USSR, to discover the actual day-to-day life in Gulag and the stories of the victims of the Soviet repression.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.59
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Ultimate Soviet tour

Ultimate Soviet tour

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People all around the world have heard a lot about the USSR, Stalin and Lenin, the Second World war and the Cold war. We will discuss all the things that you want to ask while you are in Russia, see the main places that still have the face of the powerful leader, and find out the good things from that time. I will take you to a Cold War bunker and the lost metro stations, that were built during Stalin's time. We will see the tomb of Lenin. We will explore a once-forgotten Soviet propaganda park where some artifacts were just found after 50 years of being lost. We will even take a photo close to the KGB building and understand how people disappeared at that time and what happened to them. Your memory-list: *Red Square; *Lenin's mausoleum; *KGB; *Sculptures park; *Metro tour; *Stalin skyscrapers; *VDNH Park. *We can book Bunker-42 (the tickets are not incuded) *One museum on choice: GULAG Museum The museum of arcade machines Second World war Museum
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.00
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GULAG and 2 World war history tour

GULAG and 2 World war history tour

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People all around the world have heard a lot about the USSR, Stalin and Lenin, the Second World war and the Cold war. If you are interested in history this tour is exactly for you. We will discuss all the things that you want to ask while you are in Russia, see the main places that still have the face of the powerful leader, and find out the good things from that time. I will take you to a Cold War bunker and the lost metro stations, that were built during Stalin's time. We will see the tomb of Lenin. We will explore a once-forgotten Soviet propaganda park where some artifacts were just found after 50 years of being lost. We will even take a photo close to the KGB building and understand how people disappeared at that time and what happened to them. During the tour you will see: *the main prison of the Stalin's period in Moscow; *famous house of repressed people and its museum; *GULAG museum; *important monuments of Second World war.
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  • 5 hours
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Private Historical Tour about Stalin's Era in Moscow

Private Historical Tour about Stalin's Era in Moscow

The name of this fascinating tour of Moscow speaks for itself. Excursions will be devoted to the traces that the Stalin era left on the face of Moscow. The tour will tell you not only about the streets and houses that were built and rebuilt during Stalin's reign, about his influence on the fate of the city, but also about the other, dark legacy of the leader, which left an indelible mark in the memory of generations.
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  • 9 hours
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$309.58
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Admission ticket to the State Museum of GULAG's History, Moscow

Admission ticket to the State Museum of GULAG's History, Moscow

The permanent exhibition named GULAG in Human Fates and History of the Country is aimed to depict the history of GULAG as a single process with the inherent logic. In particular, the exhibition narrates a story starting from the foundation of a huge industrial corporation of forced labor economics to the liquidation of the system after Stalin’s death. The exhibition approaches the GULAG history through the human dimension. The interactive multimedia format enables a visitor to face GULAG survivors, to hear prisoners’ voices.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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Private Guided Tour in Gulag History Museum

Private Guided Tour in Gulag History Museum

On this day you will visit the "Museum of the History of the Gulag". The exposition "The Gulag in the Fates of People and the History of the Country" for the first time allows you to see a detailed history of the repressive system in the USSR in the period 1920-1950, from the creation of the first concentration camps to the closure of the camps after Stalin's death. The exposition tells about Solovki as a prototype of the system of forced labor camps, the construction of the White Sea-Baltic Canal as the first case of the massive use of forced labor, the development of the NKVD, which took place in geometric progression. Separate rooms are dedicated to work, life and death in the camp, prisoners' life and survival strategies. Topics that are not directly connected with the history of the Gulag are also highlighted: the Great Terror and forced deportations.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$86.32
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Private Tour of Communist Moscow: Hidden pages of USSR

Private Tour of Communist Moscow: Hidden pages of USSR

Discover hidden remnants of the Soviet communist regime on this 2-hour historical tour of Moscow, capital of the Soviet Empire for more than 70 years. With an informative local guide, you’ll learn all about the history of the Soviet Union, from the 1917 Great Socialist Revolution to Perestroika, and see important landmarks of the Soviet era, such as the former KGB headquarters and Revolution Square. • Explore important landmarks of Soviet-era communist Moscow on a guided walking tour • Learn about the city’s political history, from the revolution to the end of the Cold War • Walk past monuments, memorials and museums from Lubyanka Square • See Revolution Square and the former headquarters of the KGB • Discover the hidden pages of the Soviet history from the Great October Revolution to Perestroika, from Lenin to Gorbachev • Learn more about Stalin regime, The GULAG system, Secret KGB prison and how people lived in the Soviet Union
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  • 2 hours
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$98.00
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What are Gulag History Museum hours of operation?
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Gulag History Museum hours of operation: Tues–Wed, Fri–11am–7pm; Thurs 12–9pm. Closed Monday and the last Friday of each month. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Gulag History Museum tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Gulag History Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Gulag History Museum 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Gulag History Museum costs USD 11.81. Guided Gulag History Museum tours start around USD 11.81 per person.
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