IN HONOR OF THE VICTORY IN THE BATTLE OF STALINGRAD
The Museum noted 76-th anniversary of the victory of Soviet troops in the battle of Stalingrad. The visitors of the Museum could see the updated exposition, thematic exhibitions and electronic presentations. They were able to make a tour of the Museum’s halls with a guidebook and receive commemorative prizes.
JUST AS A TANK’S ARMOR…
Armor is a material that has the properties required for the protection of an object from any external impact.
Strong armor of tanks was widespread mostly in the sphere of warfare. But the designers of military uniform never ignored the means of personal protection of soldiers and officers. For many years steel helmets have been in use all over the world. The name of such type of headgear originates from the French word “casque”.
The exhibition that is now on display on the ground floor of the Museum demonstrates steel helmets of the WWII years from the USSR, Hungary, Germany, Italy and Romania.
Admission is by the standard ticket to the Museum. All benefits for the privileged visitor categories is available.
ALL RUSSIA JUSTLY REMEMBERS THE BATTLE OF BORODINO
New thematic exhibition dedicated to the 190th anniversary of Leo Tolstoy and 150th anniversary of the first release of his “War and Peace” opened in the Museum. It demonstrates the historical comparison of the events on the Borodino battlefield in 1812 and 1941.
Visitors can familiarize themselves with the exhibits dedicated to the cuirassiers who had been somewhat similar to «tanks» on the battlefields of the XIX century. 18th, 19th and 20th Tank Brigades fought on Borodino field in the autumn of 1941 during the Battle of Moscow. Pictures of the cover and the title page of “War and Peace” released in Moscow in 1868 are the highlights of the exhibition. These unique exhibits were provided by the Russian State Library.
Exhibits include documents, photographs, copies of paintings, reference information, as well as models of armaments, uniforms and equipment.
The exhibition is on display until the end of March 2019.
“BATTLE OF MOSCOW – COUNTEROFFENSIVE”
AND HEROES OF THE MOTHERLAND DAY
IN T-34 TANK HISTORY MUSEUM
A major program of events was implemented in the Museum in commemoration of the 77thanniversary of the start of the counteroffensive of the Soviet troops in the Battle of Moscow and the Heroes of the Motherland Day, one of Russia’s memorable dates.
On Wednesday, 5th December, the Museum welcomed the participants of the Lobnya Ring, a “memory tour” of the key defense spots in the 1941 Battle of Moscow. A rally was held near the “Ribbon of Memory” obelisk in Sholokhovo Village and the flowers were laid to it in the memory of those who had defended Moscow in the Great Patriotic War. A large group of young athletes visited the Museum on the same day.
A military history reconstruction named “Battle of Moscow. Counteroffensive” was held in the Museum on Saturday, 8 December 2018. The visitors could see the reconstruction of the military parade of 7 November 1941 and the start of the counteroffensive of the Soviet troops along the Lobnya Defense Line. 128 members of 19 military history clubs from Moscow and the regions of Moscow, Vladimir, Tula and Kostroma took part in the reconstruction. Members of “Bear Sow” Military History Club from Belarus made their debut at the event.
“Lunch After Battle” master class of cooking “soldier’s buckwheat porridge” and making tea in field conditions held jointly by “Slow Food in Russia” Lobnya Convivium and “Conservators” Autonomous Non-Commercial Organization closed the day’s program.
Detailed photo report in published on Photo gallery page. Video report:
“Battle of Moscow. Counteroffensive” video report by Maxim Shkurin
NIGHT OF THE ARTS
Moscow’s cultural and educational event held in the Museum
Sixth Night of the Arts cultural and educational event took place on 4 November. Entry to the Museum during the event was free of charge for all visitor categories. The visitors were happy to take part in the interactive quest with the guidebook and in the tours of the Museum’s premises. Kids and their parents especially liked the “Tankogami” master class where they could make tank models out of a sheet of paper. Photographs of the event are published on the Photo Gallery page.
MOSCOW DAY CELEBRATED IN Т-34 TANK HISTORY MUSEUM
On 8 and 9 September the Museum celebrated the 871th anniversary of the foundation of the city of Moscow.
A major program of cultural and educational events that included guided tours of the Museum, master classes, educational sites, exhibitions of armaments and military equipment was implemented on that day by the Museum’s staff.
The «jewel» of the celebration was the performance of «Patriot» ensemble of patriotic songs, «Willows» vocal group, members of Literary Association named after D. Kedrin. Their program of songs and poetry was some sort of a shift into the times of the Great Patriotic War describing the heroic deeds of the defenders of the Motherland on the frontline and in the hinterland.
The war theme was continued in the military history re-enactment named “Battle of Moscow. The Beginning”. The Museum, jointly with Kitezhgrad Center of Live History (its Vladimir and Pereslavl sections), military history clubs and associations from Moscow, Kolomna, Podolsk, Pushkino, Lobnya, Ryazan, Sergiev Posad and other Russian cities reconstructed the beginning of one of greatest events of the Great Patriotic War. The Nazi invaders persistently headed for Moscow destroying everything on their way, including a frontline medical aid station. But the invaders were surprised to encounter staunch resistance from wounded Red Army soldiers and officers, as well as from members of the medical staff, including civilians and even teenagers. Naturally, the forces were unequal and all defenders of the station were killed. Wehrmacht soldiers were glad to have achieved yet another victory, but they could not have even imagined the forthcoming major offensive of the Red Army. The Museum and its colleagues will inform the visitors of that offensive in the course of the next military history re-enactment which will take place in early December 2018.
The photo report on the events is published in our Photo Gallery.
DAY OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION NATIONAL FLAG CELEBRATED IN THE MUSEUM
Updated exposition, thematic exhibitions, interactive quest with commemorative prizes were offered by the Museum to its visitors on the Russian Federation National Flag Day. Children and their parents were happy to uncover the secrets of «tankogami», i.e. the making of a tank model from an ordinary sheet of paper. Exciting coloring puzzles were received by the youngest visitors for «homework».
You can see the photo report of the event on the Photo Gallery page.