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Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond)

Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
095/229-2036
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As featured in 3 days in Moscow
Ranked #9 of 1,405 attractions in Moscow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Orlov Diamond, a gift to Catherine the Great from Count Orlov, her lover, is only one of the many diamonds and jewels on display in this... more » Owner description: The Orlov Diamond, a gift to Catherine the Great from Count Orlov, her lover, is only one of the many diamonds and jewels on display in this incredible collection at the Kremlin. « less
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north devon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Awesome jewel collection, although some was sold off pre-war. Rivals British Crown Jewels for splendour.

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Moscow, Russia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Gives you an idea of tsarist Russia, beautiful objects indeed! It is better to have an audio guide, of course, but the exhibition is great even without proper explanations.

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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

After going through the 'getting in' process, which is quite complex and with little information in English, this turns out to be a very nice attraction! A great assortment of precious gems, all belonging to the Russian Treasury, are exposed, with detailed explanation on their origin. Well worth the visit.

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Tadcaster, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

AMAZING - and you could get so close to them! The pile of uncut diamonds was just unbelievable and the crown and tiaras were just awesome! Not to be missed - especially if you like diamonds!

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Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This does not hold a candle to the crown jewels in the Tower of London, but that is not a fair comparison. The gold and volume of diamonds is amazing. The sight is worth the visit and something you will remember. The crown jewels and USSR Diamond map are worth the visit.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Once inside the Armoury, it's possible to buy tickets into the Diamond Fund to see the "Crown Jewels" including he Orlov Diamond. Spectacular amount of wealth in here, from gems to gold bars.

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São Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The gems and jewels in this little collection are really impressive. There are 2 halls with 14 showcases in which great luxurious gemstones and artwork can be seen. Though a bit expensive for the lack of information, it's still worth a visit.

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It was indeed astonishing to see one of the biggest diamonds & the jewelries worn by emperor & his family centuries back in Russian history & the contemporary diamonds & precious stones ( gold & silver) found on Russian soil.

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Suffern, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Although it does not sound like it from it's name, the Diamond Fund is a museum within a museum. I found the extra price paid for the Armory and Diamond Fund Timed Tours worthwhile because it allows you to see beautiful jewels set within crowns that you would not be able to otherwise see. I was amazed at so many... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Diamond Fund is a "must see' exhibit while visiting the Kremlin. The tickets need to be purchased separately from the Kremlin entrance, and the visits are "timed" as are many of the Kremlin attractions. All of the objects are displayed in glass case lines in an easy to follow walkway. Security is very obvious. The assortment of state Diamonds... More

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