The Central Museum of the Armed Forces – Moscow, Russia


The Central Museum of the Armed Forces – Moscow, Russia

This is a very large museum with many uniforms, heavy and light weapons from the Russian, American, German and Japanese armies. There are only a few vehicles in the museum. They take notice of the submarine war in which Russia fought again the U-boats. There is a small fee to pay if you want to take pictures in the museum, this is fairly common in Russia (2009).

The Central Museum of the Armed Forces – Moscow, Russia
The Central Museum of the Armed Forces – Moscow, Russia
Winter camouflage. The Central Museum of the Armed Forces – Moscow, Russia
Portable rocket launcher. The Central Museum of the Armed Forces – Moscow, Russia
The Central Museum of the Armed Forces – Moscow, Russia
The Central Museum of the Armed Forces – Moscow, Russia

The famous Russian flag, which was planted on top of the Reichstag after the hard fought battle of Berlin, together with the iron eagle, are present in the museum. (The one that is brought down in the propaganda movie of the Russian army taking the Reichstag in Berlin).

The Berlin Eagle, Reichstag. The Central Museum of the Armed Forces – Moscow, Russia

We left the museum through the backdoor, and were surprised by an overwhelming amount of vehicles in the backyard.
From aircraft, helicopters, jets, and a portable ballistic missile carriers to anti aircraft and artillery guns, tanks, armoured vehicles, armoured cars and an armoured train. The yard ispacked. There is not much space between the vehicles,maybe half a meter apart.

Outside display. The Central Museum of the Armed Forces – Moscow, Russia
Lots of Russian armor. The Central Museum of the Armed Forces – Moscow, Russia
The Central Museum of the Armed Forces – Moscow, Russia
The Central Museum of the Armed Forces – Moscow, Russia
The Central Museum of the Armed Forces – Moscow, Russia
Armored train. Russian Armored Locomotive – O Class – number OV 5067 – Photo 2009

It is a wonderful museum where you still can taste a bit of communism, with lots of propaganda object from this era.

Visit

Check out the museum website for opening times and the collection, we visited the museum in 2009.

A Russian veteran in front of the the Central Museum of the Armed Forces – Moscow, Russia



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