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 Leningrad Zoo: Under the Tsars, during WWII, and Today

The Leningrad Zoo was first found in August of 1865 as the private collection of Sophia and Julius Gebhardt. Although a small zoo, its history has been incredibly dramatic, surviving wars, revolutions, economic and political collapse and, perhaps most notably, the 872-day siege of Leningrad, when the whole city had to survive bombing and potential […]

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