A Russian Museum with a Difference…

The recently-opened Museum of Russian Military History is well worth a visit, says James Kinnear

There are museum collections around the world that one can visit once a year, or even once every ten years, and the exhibits have remained static in the meantime. In the Russian Federation however, several museum collections have been established in recent years that have grown rapidly from scratch, based on a heady mix of enthusiasm, patriotism and high-level business acumen.

These privately developed museums house world-class collections with an attention to detail in restoration projects that is second to none. One such museum is the recently-opened Muzei Otechestvennoi Voennoi Istorii (MOVI) - the Museum of Russian Military History - located in the village of Padikovo, in the western suburbs of Moscow.

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