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Address: 364, Frunze Str., Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Phone Number: 227700

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Very interesting displays of artifacts related to the accomplishments, mostly military, of Mikhail Frunze. Since I don't read Russian, most of what I learned came from looking at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Very interesting displays of artifacts related to the accomplishments, mostly military, of Mikhail Frunze. Since I don't read Russian, most of what I learned came from looking at the maps, pictures and displays. Still worth the visit and very modest fee.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Frunze's childhood home preserved within the museum, as well as various communist revolution and civil war time artifacts, make this place a must for anyone interested in Soviet history.

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Greenock, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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Greifensee
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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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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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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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Address: 364, Frunze Str., Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Phone Number: 227700
Location: Asia  >  Kyrgyzstan  >  Bishkek

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