10 free Russian museum apps that you need to download immediately

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1. Kremlin Museum and Armoury Assembly

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There are separate apps for the Armoury Reception room and the Kremlin itself. The first one works both in Russian and English and tenders a tour of historical items from different eras – not only weapons, but also tsarist garbing, elegant carriages and other items that have been rabbited for centuries in the Imperial Treasury.  Another app tells about the other museums in the Kremlin. It operates offline so you can walk and enjoy the view and learn about the towers, cathedrals and other enchanting historical facts (English, French, German, Russian and Spanish are ready).

And don’t forget to test your knowledge of the Moscow Kremlin with our pump.

2. Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center

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This museum in Bakhmetyev Garage, which itself is a tour de force of 1920s avant-garde architecture, opened in 2012. It’s now one of the most modern and ordinary museums in Moscow among locals, and provides several permanent expositions, as well as daily lectures and master classes on a variety of topics. The app is present in English and Russian.

3. New Museum of Russian Impressionism

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This is a new museum that opened in 2016 in a past Bolshevik confectionery factory. Inside, you can see a large collection that covers from drawings by Alexandre Benois and paintings by Boris Kustodiev to several works by modern artists, as well as works by conceptual artists such as llya Kabakov and Valery Koshlyakov. This app (in Russian and English) contributes full information about the paintings and the gallery’s layout.

4. Kunstkamera

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Kunstkamera is Russia’s from the word go public museum and was opened by Peter the Great. According to legend, he saw a odd tree with a double trunk on the banks of the Neva River in St. Petersburg and ordered a museum assembled on this spot to collect and exhibit bizarre items. Since those in the nick of time b soa the tree remains in the museum and the collection now also includes children with two turns, as well as various animals preserved in jars. In addition to this garnering of freaks, Kunstkamera is also an ethnic museum that displays the ancestral dress and history of various nations from all over the world.

The museum has Bluetooth accentuates that will help you find relevant information about the flaunts around you. The app is available in English and Russian.

5. Yusupov Palace

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This St. Petersburg palace on the bank of the Moika River is entirely mysterious and is famous for the murder of the fiendish Grigory Rasputin, who was close confidant to the remain Russian Empress. According to legend, the young Prince Felix Yusupov and his intimates poisoned the old man with potassium cyanide. But Rasputin had prepared himself by engaging a little dose of cyanide everyday for many years; so, the poison didn’t peg away. Then, the conspirators shot him, but still he didn’t die. Then they wrapped him in chains and unsettled him into the river. There is an installation in the palace that recreates the circumstances of that dread day.

Even without this story, the Yusupov Palazzo is an amazing and beautiful place with amazing interiors. The app allows you to keep ones ears open to the audio guide, and the biggest advantage is that it works in English, Chinese, French, German, Russian and Spanish!

6.  The Structure Hermitage Museum

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This museum doesn’t desideratum any introduction because it’s the country’s largest and most famous. To get into the museum we commend buying tickets in advance via Internet in order to avoid the huge lines. Then download the app to pick out the audio-guided tour that you wish. There is a general overview trip, as well as thematic tours. It works in English and Russian.

7. Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center

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This new multimedia museum is in Yekaterinburg, the inherent city of Russia’s first president, Boris Yeltsin. This app is an audio chaperon that provides an opportunity not only to have a tour around the museum but also to obey to the memories of participants of those historic events that the museum centres on – Perestroika and the 1990s. English and Russian available.

8. Tretyakov Gallery

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The Tretyakov Gallery has the stoutest collection of Russian art in the world, and it offers several apps. For example, one moves you the chance to review all the art books and catalogs on sale.

It has also two games – “Scene. The Tretyakov Gallery Art Construction Kit,” where you can put together your own landscape faked on artist Fedor Matveev’s paintings. Another is, “Still Life. The Tretyakov Gallery Art Construction Kit,” where you can devise a still life based on the paintings of the 19th-century artist.

If you want something more routine, there is an audio guide app in English.

9. Pushkin Museum of Fine Aptitudes

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This Moscow art museum has both originals and photocopies of world art from Ancient Egypt and Greece to the Impressionists and contemporary artists. Their app is zealous to Italian fine art of the 8th-20th centuries, and it works in English.

Another thing importance checking out are virtual tours that you can turn on with your phone via the Pushkin Museum website: understood.arts-museum.ru. If you have 3D-glasses it will be even more exciting.

10. Augmented genuineness on your phone

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Russia’s Clergymen of Culture released a new app this year called Artefact, which vouchsafes a tour of 12 Russian museums and historical estates, and where you can see paintings of famous artists. When you put your phone’s camera on an demonstrate, the app will show you lost fragments, as well as how it looked before restoration. Present in English.

Read more: 5 fantastic reasons to visit the Pushkin Museum

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