Museum of Weapons
The Museum of Weapons, the first interactive museum of weapons in Moscow, is located at 73J, Izmailovskoe Highway. The exposition of the Museum of Weapons presents more than 35 samples of weapons, chronologically covering the period from the end of the XIX century to the beginning of the XXI century. The legendary Weapons of Victory are widely represented – the Mosin rifle, also known as the “three-line”, the Shpagin submachine gun (PPSH), the Degtyarev machine gun (DP-27), the Nagant revolver and the Tokarev pistol (TT). Other participants of the war, both allies represented by the United States and Britain, and opponents are not forgotten – the collection includes German weapons, including those that actually visited the front. The post-war period is represented primarily by the products of the famous designer Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov, starting from the first variants and ending with modern models that are in service with the Russian Army. All exhibits can be touched with your hands. The samples of weapons collected in the museum remind us of how the battles took place during the Great Patriotic War and what a great feat our defenders of the Fatherland performed in the fight against the Nazi invaders. The USSR suffered heavy human losses, but defeated the enemy. Total losses amounted to 26.6 million people. This figure was obtained as a result of extensive statistical research by demographers and the subsequent work (in the late 80s of the XX century) of the state commission for the clarification of human losses. It was published in a rounded form (“almost 27 million man”) at the solemn meeting of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR on May 8, 1990, dedicated to the 45th anniversary of the Victory of the Soviet Union in the Great Patriotic War. The specified number of total human losses (26.6 million people) includes soldiers and partisans killed in battle and died of wounds and diseases, starved to death, civilians were killed during bombing, artillery shelling and punitive actions, prisoners of war shot and tortured in concentration camps, underground workers, as well as workers, peasants and employees, stolen for hard labor.
Address: Moscow, Izmailovskoe sh., 73J