St. Petersburg is one of the most attractive cities you can visit during your tour to Russia. Millions of tourists visit St. Petersburg every year, the main reason behind this popularity is a large number of tourist attractions on the St. Petersburg tour. From many historical sites to science and art museums, they are ready to receive tourists who want to get acquainted with Russian culture, science, and art. St. Petersburg, due to its unique history, attracts the maximum number of tourists on Russia tour. Of course, due to a large number of tourist attractions in St. Petersburg, almost no one can visit all the tourist attractions of this city. Many travel agencies, offering Russian tour services, always select the city's top tourist attractions to visit and provide them to their travelers. At Star Travel Group, one of the top Russia tour operators, we have included various attractions in our St. Petersburg tour program that you can enjoy during your trip to St. Petersburg. However, some tourists are also interested in adding some of the least visited tourist attractions in St. Petersburg to their list of visits. For this reason, we have introduced these tourist attractions in our weblog as well. One of these places is the Russian Military Medical Museum in St. Petersburg.
The Military Medical Museum is part of the Kirov Military Medical Academy. The history of the establishment of this academy dates back to the reign of Peter the Great. In 1715 the Tsar ordered the Admiralty Hospital establishment in the Vyborg district of St. Petersburg. Only two years later, The Land Hospital was established next to it. From 1773, a medical school dedicated to both departments began to operate. This large complex has continued its concerted activity since 1786 as the top medical college in Russia. As a result, the complex became the first and most specialized medical university where Russian naval and fleet physicians studied. The medical academy is one of the institutions that still bears Sergei Kirov, a Soviet politician and administrator of Leningrad under Stalin. Although the Military Medical Academy does not play a role in St. Petersburg tour programs in tourist attractions, the Military Medical Museum, which is part of the academy, can be attractive to tourists of the tour to Russia. You can visit this museum located in the historic center of St. Petersburg in front of the Vitebsky railway terminal during your tour to St. Petersburg.
The Museum of Military Medicine was established in Moscow in 1942 and moved to Leningrad only after World War II and the siege of Leningrad. Since its relocation in 1945, it has become one of the top military medical museums in the world. The first collection of the museum consisted of collections collected by Peter the Great. Still, over time the number of items in the collection has increased, and it has become something that can be visited today as part of your St. Petersburg tour. With nearly 450,000 exhibits, it is one of the largest medical museums in the world. The museum mainly focuses on the development of medical science in the world and Russia. However, you can find various items related to famous Russian scientists and doctors and works of art, photographs, books, documents, medical devices, and other items related to the medical world. You can visit this museum during your Russia tour programs to get more acquainted with the world of medicine as well as the history and development of medical science in the world.
The Museum of Military Medicine has several permanent and temporary exhibitions, each of which belongs to different medical science sections, medical applications in military conditions, the image of the medical world in culture and art, and scientific achievements and developments around the world. One of these exhibitions is the "Of all the arts, the most important for us," related to medical science and cinema. In this exhibition, you can get acquainted with many artists who have played the role of a medical personage in Russian cinema and learn how the image of a doctor has changed in Russian cinema from decade to another. Another exhibition that attracts tourists of Russia tour to itself is the "The Mask That Saved Millions" exhibition. In this exciting exhibition, tourists who visit the Museum of Military Medical during their trip to St. Petersburg can get acquainted with the history of gas masks and see the most interesting examples of the use of these masks from the First World War to the 21st century. Visitors can also learn about the history of medical science in Russia, which eventually led to the creation of these masks by Russian scientists and physicians. Other exhibitions in the Military Medical Museum that mainly have political propaganda purposes is the "Your Pain is in My Heart, Vietnam" exhibition. The Vietnam War exhibition tells the story of doctors and specialists who were sent to help the Vietnamese people by the Soviet government in 1965. The events of the Vietnam War prompted the international community to react strongly negatively to violations of human rights, the use of weapons of mass destruction and other weapons in that war. The Soviet government sent a group of domestic specialists and doctors to Vietnam to help the Vietnamese people. In this exhibition, tourists from the tour to Russia can see the travelogue of these doctors, photos, documents, and equipment used during this trip.
The Russian Museum of Military Medicine in the historical center of St. Petersburg is a place where those interested in medicine and military medicine have the opportunity to get acquainted with different medical history pages during different eras and to familiarize themselves with the development of this science in Russia. At Star Travel, we recommend visiting this museum to tourists interested in this science and military medical during their travel to Russia. You can also get to know more about other Russia attractive places that are less popular than the top tourist attractions of this country to visit if you are interested in them during your free time on your trip to Russia. In addition to these, tourists can visit our weblog to learn about our recommendations and tips on how to travel to Russia.