Interactive venue and themed park: State Museum of Sports gets a new building

Interactive venue and themed park: State Museum of Sports gets a new building
The exposition features over 80,000 exhibits, including the medals of Olga Korbut, Alexander Ragulin, Olga Kapranova and Semyon Yelistratov, Lev Yashin’s Golden Ball award, and Ivan Yarygin’s award belts.

The building of the Razumovsky Estate now hosts unique exhibits related to the history and traditions of Russian sports. The State Museum of Sports is now located here, at 18 Kazakova Street.

The museum was established in 1987 and revived in 2010. Its collection exceeds 80,000 exhibits that demonstrate the victories of Soviet and Russian athletes. On display are the medals of Olga Korbut, Alexander Ragulin, Olga Kapranova and Semyon Yelistratov, Lev Yashin’s Golden Ball award, and Ivan Yarygin’s award belts.

The exhibition halls are dedicated to different kinds of sports – football, hockey and water sports. Visitors will learn the history of Russian sports over the course of the past century, which covers the pre-revolutionary and Soviet periods until the present day. They will get a glimpse of the games which originated in Russia and the first sports societies, the emergence of the national physical fitness test, mass sports and modern Olympic Games.

The upgraded museum will feature an interactive venue – a library which will host meetings and discussions. A themed open-air park will also appear on the premises.