Victory Train Museum opens in Murmansk
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Victory Train Museum opens in Murmansk

The Victory Train arrived at the Murmansk railway station for the third time. An actual train with nine cars, the exhibition is designed for visitors to explore the history of railways during the Great Patriotic War. To get on board, visitors need special free tickets that can be downloaded from the official website of the project at поездпобеды.рф.

The exhibition will be available in Murmansk until June 24; from June 25 to June 26, it will run in Apatity, and from June 27 to 28 in Kandalaksha.

“This time, more residents in northern Russia will be able to visit the train, which will stop, in addition to Murmansk, in Apatity and Kandalaksha. In 2023, a new car was added to the touring museum in addition to the unique display on the Great Patriotic War and the heroic feat of the Soviet people. The new car focuses on the military tribunals of the Nazis and their allies, such as the Nuremberg, Tokyo and Khabarovsk trials,” Andrei Chibis said earlier, at a briefing session with the government of the Murmansk region.

The exhibition is one of the events held as part of the Arctic: The Ice has Broken festival, the second nationwide festival and forum of volunteers, which takes place in Murmansk on June 22-25, 2023.

Victory Train is the world's first train-based immersive installation. It tells the story of the pre-war years and the Great Patriotic War through visual art, as well as interactive and conventional exhibit formats. The train includes eight display cars, each dedicated to a different period of the 1940s. This year, a new car was added commemorating the heroic defenders of the Brest Fortress.