Back in the USSR… Hello Soviet Kitsch!



We’d been handed some flyers touting the USSR Museum, and it was also briefly mentioned in our Trans-Siberian guidebook. It sounded kitsch and fun, and so we hopped on the metro to go to VDNKh Station and walked from there to the All Russia Exhibition Centre.

The exhibition centre was a big surprise – it’s a huge complex that seems to have a semi-permanent mini fun park with inflatable dodgem cars and bouncy castles and show bags, as well as a wide array of museums. We found our way to the building we wanted, the big red car out the front confirming we were in the right place. 250 rubles each and we were inside.

CCCP Museum-15

The USSR Museum is the only museum in Russia dedicated to everyday life in the Soviet period, and it’s packed with a fascinating collection of items – all of which you can pick up and…

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