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Mikhail Frunze Museum

Address: 364, Frunze Str., Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Phone Number: 227700
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Ranked #10 of 28 things to do in Bishkek
Type: Military museums, Museums
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Type: Military museums, Museums
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Greenock, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
11 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

The museum they'd rather you didn't see....so, driving through downtown Bishkek and guide person casually says, "on the right is museum of Mikhail Frunze". "Stop the car!" shouts I. "THE Mikhail Frunze? Hero of the Bolshevik revolution, the man who defeated The White admiral Kolchak in the east, the last White Army of General Wrangel in the Crimea and these... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Bishkek gets its airport code (FRU) from this Communist who the Soviets sent to lead this city. The top floor has some photos of Mikhail and the old days and two Old Ladies patrol to ensure you don't take any photos. Some of the displays have English translations, most not. The second floor is a tribute to the old Soviet... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

This museum is dedicated to one of the country's heroes, and unfortunately if you can't read Russian, you won't learn much walking through this museum. We were cautioned (politely) not to take photos or lean on the display glass. Entrance is $1 US for foreign visitors.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

This cute little museum really amazed me. It is still very much Soviet-style, but in a quaint way I find that very positive. General Frunze is a very important Central Asian general from the early communist/Soviet Union days. The museum shows many things and lots of fotos which date back to that time. Having that exhibit in a modern museum... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Quite small, very Soviet and interesting if that's what you're into. One of the highlights is a scale replica of his house on the bottom floor. The lack of English language descriptions is what lets an otherwise worthy museum down.

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Monterey, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

You could probably spend a little longer if you read Russian or Kyrgyz, but even so it is worth walking through (cost about $1). The house on the ground floor was nicely done, and upstairs the exhibits are laid out in tedious - old museum style - detail which I rather like.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2010

The main part of the display is the house lived in by Frunze although I believe it is not actually his house but just a typical house that he might of lived in. The rest of the exibits are of very good if you are interested in Kyrgyz history from about 1900 to 1950. Most exibits are described in Kyrgyz... More 

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