Museum History

13 of July 1907
The Beginning
The idea of creating a future Museum to commemorate the Revolution had its origins in the minds of activists of political parties and social movements during The First Russian Revolution of 1905-1907....
9 of October 1919
The First Exhibition
The predecessor of our museum - The State Museum of the Revolution was officially established by a decision of the Petrograd Soviet of Workers' and Red Army Deputies on October 9, 1919. As expected,...
6 of January 1945
The Black Decade
The first years after WWII were the most dramatic in the history of the museum. On January 6, 1945, the Leningrad authorities decided to transfer nearly everything within the premises of the...
5 of November 1957
The Thaw
At the beginning of the Khrushchev "thaw" the revival of the museum began. (The Khrushchev "thaw" is the period from the 1950s to the early 1960s when repression and censorship in the Soviet...
14 of August 1991
New Start
On August 14, 1991, the Ministry of Culture of the USSR decided to change to the status of the museum renaming it to The State Museum of Political History of Russia. The time of a museum of one...
11 of May 2017
100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution
In 2017 Museum marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. It drastically changed the vector of Russian historical development for more then seven decades and significantly influenced...