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MOSCOW, September 3 (Itar-Tass) — A museum dedicated to the bi-centenary of the 1812 Patriotic War opens in Revolution Square in downtown Moscow on Monday. The museum exhibition has been arranged by the State Museum of History (GIM).
GIM staff point out that the new exhibition reflects the pre-history of the ten-year-long confrontment of Russia and France until 1812, portrays the museum image of the Patriotic War proper and the period of the liberation of Europe from Napoleon's dominance,and touches upon the special theme of keen feelings and memories about the War.
The museum guests will be able to view more than 2,000 items: the uniforms and armament of the warring sides, rare maps and documents, objects of decorative-and-applied art and of everyday military life, and enable the visitors to get immersed into the atmosphere of the War of 1812.
One of peculiarities of the museum is integration into its exhibition of a multimedia information system which incorporates interactive battlefields, animated and illustrated maps of the main military campaigns, entertaining and cognitive video runners for each section.
It is possible to get into the museum through the central entrance door of the former City Duma, built under the project of Dmitry Chichagov in 1889-91. The building subsequently came to house the V.I. Lenin Musueum. The new museum will open for the general public on September 6.