For our upcoming trip, I'd like to plan some less-known places, like "only in Russia" or "only in Moscow" style, besides the trivial places like Kremlin, MGU or Tretyakovka.

Maybe riding a bear or firing Kalashnikov, something to impress my 14-18yo kids, stuff that one can't find on Instagram.

Please recommend.

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Also, Taganka bunker:


It's a real declassified cold-war bunker in central Moscow, with guided tours and rent options for events. I've been there and it's pretty atmospheric.

  • Wow, this is really something to see, do they allow taking pictures inside?
    – Al Berko
    Aug 8, 2019 at 15:26
  • Unfortunately I'm not sure, I think you could take pictures, with the exception of the war room. It's best to ask them directly.
    – alamar
    Aug 8, 2019 at 15:40
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    @alamar the important part is not to fight in the War Room!
    – IMil
    Aug 16, 2019 at 5:02

You should consider Kubinka tank museum:


It's well outside Moscow and I'm not sure they'll let you fire an AKM, but there should be an awful lot of military vehicles and stuff like that.


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