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Tour of political history and great Patriotic war

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    Stop At: The State Museum of the Political History of Russia, Kuibysheva st., 2/4 Metro: Gorkovskaya, St. Petersburg 198218 Russia

    It houses about 500 thousand exhibits. Here you will learn about the events which led to the establishment of Soviet regime, about the major political, economic and cultural reformations from XVIII century to the present day that predetermined the fate of our country. The exhibition presents heirlooms of the prominent political, state and public figures, as well as a unique collection of colorful banners of the revolutionary 1917th year and the Civil War.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Rumyantsev's Mansion Museum, Angliyskaya Emb., 44 metro Vasileostrovskaya, Nevskiy prospekt, Gostinyi dvor, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia

    Exposition “Leningrad in the days of the Great Patriotic war” based on genuine documents and materials is placed in Rumyantsev Mansion - the branch of State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg. The spectacular building (constructed in 1730s-1740s) was named after one of its first owners – Nickolay Rumyantsev, an outstanding Russian statesman, educator and philanthropist. The exposition is organized by a thematic and chronological principle and shows all the major events related to the heroic defense and life of the city in 1941-1945. It occupies 12 halls and includes more than 2000 exhibits. Here you will find the original documents and photographs, banners, weapons and uniforms, personal belongings of the citizens, paintings and drawings, dioramas, maps and other items which will help you to deeply feel the tragic nature of those days.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Piskaryovskoye Memorial Cemetery, Nepokoryonnykh ve., 72, St. Petersburg 195273 Russia

    Piskaryovskoye cemetery is the world famous national monument in the memory of the World War II and a museum of the feat of Leningrad and its heroic citizens. It was opened on the fifteenth anniversary of the Victory Day, on May 9, 1960. There are 186 common graves in which 420 thousands of those who died from hunger, bombing and shelling and 70 thousands of soldiers, who defended Leningrad are buried. The cemetery is a symbol of fortitude, courage, absolute love to the motherland and strength of spirit of the victors in the most murderous war in all ages.

    Duration: 1 hour
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