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Museums in Razliv


Saint-Petersburg, Sestroretsk, village Razliv, Emelyanova str., 3
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Go back a hundred years and find out how the Leader of the revolution lived


The Museum Complex in Razliv includes several museums and the Art-Resort exhibition hall. In 2001, the museum complex was recognized as a monument of history and culture of federal significance. Since 2006, the exhibition "From Spring to Autumn 1917 (historical drama)" has been working in the museum "Shalash". It consists of five theatrical layouts that help you immerse yourself in historical events. Several stands are dedicated to the cultural life of St. Petersburg in 1917.
There you can also see photos of famous historical figures of that time.
Now the places where Lenin once hid are a large open-air museum, where you can not only learn interesting facts about the events that took place a hundred years ago, but also take a walk in nature, enjoying the beautiful views.

The Art-Resort Exhibition Hall has been part of the Museum Complex since 2014. There are regular exhibitions and lectures on the history of the Resort area, where you can see paintings and photographs, as well as get to various master classes. Also in the exhibition hall there is a "Creative studio Art-Resort". There are classes for children and meetings with creative people are organized.

For guests of the museum complex, sightseeing walking tours, quests and festivals are held.

The exhibition hall is located in the city of Sestroretsk, the museum "Shalash" - in the village of Tarhovka, and "Saray" - in the village of Razliv. You can get to them from St. Petersburg by car – it takes about half an hour to drive along the Primorsky Highway. And you can also take the train - from the Finlyandsky railway station in St. Petersburg to the Tarkhovka station. The journey time is approximately 40-60 minutes.


One of the attractions of these places is Sestroretsky Razliv. This is the world's oldest man-made lake. It appeared as a result of the construction of a dam for the needs of the Sestroretsk Arms Factory, founded by the decree of Peter I. The history of this unique plant can now be heard in the museums "Saray", "Shalash" and "Kellomaki-Komarovo".
And it was also here in the summer of 1917, after the Provisional Government accused Bolshevik figures of spying for Germany, that a factory worker named Nikolai Yemelyanov sheltered two important party leaders-Lenin and Zinoviev. At first they lived in his barn. Then, in order not to arouse suspicion, they moved to a hut on the eastern bank of the Sestroretsky flood under the guise of Finnish peasants... Shortly before that, Yemelyanov told everyone that he was planning to buy a cow (it is necessary to feed seven children somehow!) and he rented a clearing for haymaking, on which he built a hut. Next to the hut was a huge haystack, in which they hid manuscripts and fresh newspapers. The revolutionaries lived there until the end of the summer, and then moved to Finland.
In 1925, a monument to Lenin was built on this site, and a little later a road was paved.
After the war, a small exhibition hall was opened next to the hut. During the Soviet era, the museum "Shalash" held special events: for example, schoolchildren were accepted as pioneers here.

Interesting Facts

In addition to historical expositions, visitors are offered exciting quests. For example: "Who was here? True or not? "
Despite the fact that the museum exhibition is connected with the history of Lenin, he is only one of the figures of the era in it. In the museum you can get acquainted with different opinions about the revolution and its heroes, and see caricatures of the Leader.

Fidel Castro, Nikita Khrushchev, Leonid Brezhnev, and even American astronaut Neil Armstrong visited the Shack Museum.

From May to October, a small ferry runs from Sestroretsk to the museum "Shalash" on the Razliv Lake, a trip on which will be a pleasant addition to the tour.

In September, the memorial park of the museum "Shalash" hosts exhibitions of contemporary art in the format of Public Art, which means art in a public space.