Jewish Heritage Europe

Museums, Memorials & Cultural Institutions


Information Portal to European Sites of Remembrance

The Russia page of this portal has 23 Holocaust-related sites on its interactive map. A project of the Berlin-based Foundation Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, the portal gives a sense of the diversity of European memorial culture.


Jewish Museum & Tolerance Center 

Obraztsova st., 11, building 1А
Tel: +7 495 645 05 50
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Huge museum and education center that features innovative interactive exhibits. The $60 million complex opened in November 2010 in a converted bus garage that was turned over to the Jewish community in 1999. The German architectural fir Graft Lab carried out the transformation. The museum design firm Ralph Appelbaum Associates carried out the exhibition design. See JHE news feed and links about the museum and its opening.

Museum of the Jewish History in Russia

10, Petrovsko-Razumovskaya alleya, Bld.3, office 7, Moscow 127083
Tel: +7 (0) 495 656 4571
Fax: +7 (0) 495 656 4578
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Believed to be the first  Museum of Jewish History in modern Russia, the privately conceived and run museum opened in May 2011. Its exhibits include sections on religious life, education, charity, the Jewish theater, professions and crafts, politics and other fields. Visits can be arranged only by prior booking.


32 A, Leninsky Prospect, bld. r.808-809
119991 Moscow, Russia
Tel & Fax: +7 (495) 938 00 70
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Moscow Center for university teaching about Judaism. Hosts academic programs, conferences, lectures, field studies


Petersburg Judaica Jewish Heritage Center 


Research, education, exhibition and publishing center devoted to Jewish studies and the presentation of the cultural heritage of Russian Jews to the academic community and general public.

It has an online museum project, and one focus is on Jewish life and history in shtetls.


The State Museum of the History of Religion

Pochtamtskaya Str, 14/5,
St. Petersburg 190000
Tel: +7 (812) 315 3080
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The only museum of its kind in Russia; its collections examine the faiths which have established a presence in Russia since the prehistoric era. The museum has 1,220 Jewish-related artefacts, from Torah scrolls and tefillin to graphic art and antisemitic illustrations.