Science Museums

Much of the former communist space has a long and proud history of scientific achievement. The communists in particular held science to be one of the most important aspects of social development and identity. This has not greatly changed even in the post-communist era. Thus, museums to science, industry, and technology were commonly founded across the former communist space and remain generally popular and supported today.

The Zoological Museum of the Biology and Soil Institute in Bishkek

Bishkek is rich in some of the most unusual museums I have ever witnessed. Topping my personal list is the Zoological Museum of the Biology and Soil Institute, a tiny gem located along one of the city’s major thoroughfares, Chuy Avenue. The first iteration of the zoological museum opened in 1946 on Ala-Too Square. However, […]

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