Andrei Sakharov Museum Virtual Tour

Photo by Michael Oschepkov ( Russia ), 2005
Text by Semen Zakharov
Published by Wiri Worlds


1. A way to the Andrei Sakharov museum in Moscow starts here.

On the way to Sakharov museum

2. Museum is located in an old park.

sculpture at the entrace to Sakharov museum

3. The Andrei Sakharov museum building was built before the October Revolution. The banner at the front says: "Since 1994 a war goes in Chechnia. Enough!"  Can you see the crosses in windows? This was the way glass was protected during nazis bomber rides on cities.

Andrei Sakharov museum entrance

4. As all societies, USSR had its own specific mythology and ideology represented in symbols.

entering Andrei Sakharov museum

5. With this sculpture did author want to say that the soviets flied on the wooded wings with the weights attached?

An sculpture at the entrance of Andrei Sakharov museum

6. Caricatures on the stalinist soviet leaders meet you inside.

Inside Andrei Sakharov museum

7. At the terrible wall.

Walls of Andrei Sakharov museum

8. GPU strikes! "Death to saboteurs!" On the pictures: leaders of the Russian Revolution executed. One in the center helped Stalin in his struggle against Trotsky. He was executed by Stalin later.

Photographs at the Sakharov museum  walls

9. It is moving experience inside this walls.

GULAG experience

10. These are artifacts of GULAG life. One of the newspapers inside the window is called "Literature and art of BAMLAG". It is hard to believe that the slaves in this cloth on -40C ( -40F ) eating from this mugs and bowls were able to think about anything but survival. This is an extreme example of a typical method of soviet propaganda - direct lie, creation of an artificial world, inside which all citizen's minds must live either they want it or not.

Artifacts of GULAG life

The country was totally devastated twice: during the Russian Civil War ( 1918-1921 ) and during the WWII ( 1939-1945 ).
All Russian workers, and soldiers, and prisoners, and peasants had similar cloth and ate almost the same poor food - up till around 1954.
All of them were soldiers, soldiers on the front of country survival. Against external enemies, hunger, economic devastation, and tyranny.

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