Museum of Soviet Life, Kazan

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Try on clothes from decades past, play games, and explore other relics of life in the USSR at Museum of Soviet Life. Located inside a 1917 villa, this small and intimate museum houses artifacts of everyday Soviet life, including old cameras, typewriters, crockery, and propaganda posters. You can touch nearly all the exhibits and many of the items are for sale, so bring some money to purchase memorabilia. Note that the museum is opened by appointment only, so be sure to visit the website and schedule a visit ahead of time. Using our international travel planner, Kazan attractions like Museum of Soviet Life can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • You know how it is... Sometimes you want to visit in the past: to see yourself - a girl and young parents - just to watch from the outside. Wander unseen around the apartment, hear the sounds of the radio, inhale the aromas from the kitchen. And everywhere along the way to bump into things from THAT life. There are them in this museum, too. Familiar tape recorder, disk phone, radio, souvenirs, dishes... Everything we've gotten rid of for a long time, but we keep it in our memory.
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  • The Museum of Socialist Life is not exactly a "museum" and not quite "socialist" but definitely a very unusual place! The exhibition is located on the site of a former communal apartment, which once housed as many as five proletarian families. Today, this space is literally clogged with all sorts of things from the recent past, which yesterday was called junk and junk, and today - an exhibit! At first glance, there is chaos, but when you start to look into the details, quickly get involved and get carried away with a simple look. Clothes and shoes, appliances and children's toys, badges with Ilyich...
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