The Victory Museum on Poklonnaya Gora has prepared a special program for its free day on 9 May. Visitors will get their tickets at the box office, with no need to show their passports or other identity documents. On 9 May, the museum will be open 10:00 a.m. to 08:30 p.m.
“Moscow residents and guests are welcome to visit the museum for free on Victory Day, as it is a special date for all of us. We have more than 300,000 exhibits, such as soldiers’ objects, letters from the front, armour, firearms and other items related to the Great Patriotic War. At the museum, visitors can learn more about this tragic period in the history of our country,” the Victory Museum’s press service said.
Specially for 9 May, the museum will open a new exhibition as part of the project “War: Day by Day” telling the history of one of the most significant medals of the Great Patriotic War awarded to over 14 million soldiers and officers, the medal "For the Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945". The exposition presents newspaper articles made during the Great Patriotic War, photos of awards, personal belongings of the Red Army soldiers who were awarded this medal, and the medals themselves.
As the press service specified, the Poklonka cinema will offer free military films on the Victory Day. The program will include not only Great Patriotic War films, but also the recently released “The Balkan Frontier” by Andrei Volgin about the events in Yugoslavia of 1999.
The museum will show two more films released in 2019: Teimuraz Tania’s comedy “Thank You Grandfather for the Victory!” and the drama about the besieged Leningrad “The Corridor of Immortality” directed by Fyodor Popov. Visitors can also watch "T-34" (2018) by Alexey Sidorov about the escape of Soviet tankers from German captivity.
The museum will host free war poem and song concerts and theatrical performances.
In addition, on 9 May, the museum will run the traditional campaign “Dove of Peace Flying with Victory Ribbon” with a sculptural composition of a dove spreading its wings above the globe installed at the entrance. All museum visitors can tie a St. George’s ribbon to this symbol of peace as a tribute to the memory of the Great Patriotic War victims.
The Victory Museum is part of the memorial complex on Poklonnaya Gora, which includes the Hall of Memory and Grief, the Hall of Historical Truth, the Hall of Commanders, the Hall of Fame, a 3D art and history panorama “Battle for Berlin: the Feat of the Standard-Bearers", an art gallery and four cinema halls. Currently, the museum hosts four temporary exhibitions: “Frontline Portrait. The Fate of the Soldier", "The Liberation of Europe", "Women of the War Era", "War: Day by Day".