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The Central Armed Forces Museum

Moscow

A bit off the Balkan track this one, but justified by Russia's historical involvement in the Balkan peninsular.

The Central Armed Forces Museum is situated on Ulitsa Sovietskoy Armei in the north of the city and is open from 10am to 5pm, Wednesday to Sunday.

Inside the museum there are 24 halls covering the 18th century to the present. The civil war period has been updated since soviet times. The collection is excellent although it would benefit from at least some attempt at multi-lingual presentation. The outdoor display is particularly good with over 200 weapon systems on display. Probably every AFV ever built in Russia together with an armoured train, artillery, missile launchers and a collection of post war aircraft.

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Just a taster of the outdoor collection.

Elsewhere in Moscow of Balkan interest is the Plevna memorial honouring those who died at the siege of Plevna in 1878.

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