The museum was founded in 1914 in St Petersburg and was transferred to Moscow in 1932. The museum aims to explain people about the border guard service. You will learn how the territory of the Russian Federation changed in time and how our borders were formed. Different conceptions of border guarding prevailed in different times.
This is a unique for Russia. The Museum collection has over 70 000 items. Among those are suitcases in which they tried to get out of the Soviet Union the spies, pens that fire (James Bond stuff!) flags, rewards, weapons, FSB border guard uniform, counterfeit items, personal affairs of czars, emperors and ministers who either contributed in expanding the Russian borders or in « upgrading » the security services.
The Museum exhibition covers the period of history from Olden Russia, till the Second World War, the war in Afghanistan and to present day Russia. The history of border guarding is directly linked to the history of Russia itself.
When: we meet at 12.45h outside Kitai-Gorod metro station
Cost: 1500 rub per person