This war museum is dedicated to the Russian 16th Army, which defended Moscow during the battle of Moscow (1941-1942) and documents the fighting in the region Istra during the Second World War. Attached to the museum building is an open air exhibit with tanks and armoured vehicles and a memorial complex with a cemetery of honour. The Russian army general and twice Hero of the Soviet Union Afanasy Pavlantevich Beloborodov is buried on this cemetery.
For current visiting hours, please visit the website of the museum.
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- Text: Kaj Metz
- Photos: John Shorack