The museum of the Patriotic War of 1812

Russian-French relationships in the decade preceding the war, the Patriotic War of 1812 itself, as well as the events of the first post-war years in Europe. In 1912, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Patriotic War of 1812, the collection of materials from both private donors and existing museums as well as individual items from abroad was presented to the public in the halls of the State Historical Museum. The exhibition was a great success: it had more than 42,000 visitors. After the dissolution of the Museum in 1919, its collection was divided between various storage facilities but its major part subsequently merged into the State Historical Museum collection. Within the preparation for the 200th anniversary of the Patriotic War of 1812, the museum was reopened on September 4, 2012. The museum's exhibition includes more than 2,000 exhibits. It consists of several thematic sections, arranged on a chronological basis, and covers the period from the beginning of the 19th century to the end of the European-wide military and political confrontation in 1815. A significant part of the exhibition consists of modern multimedia tools.