A new museum from the Moscow region was added to the catalog of the Association of Private and People’s Museums of Russia — the Artillery range of the Moscow Military District near the village of Klementyevo. The founder and owner of the museum is Nikolai Fedorov.
The idea to open a museum came to me after I collected a lot of information on establishing the artillery range of the Moscow Military District near the village of Klementyevo and its work of 48 years. The range was established in 1880 and functioned until 1928. There were virtually no materials about it in the public domain. I began the search from the Central State Military Historical Archive in 2010, then started to research the auction websites, and was able to collect a lot of materials and publish the booklet “The History of the Artillery Range of the Moscow Military District near the Village of Klementyevo.” After publishing the booklet, I continued to search for artifacts related to the range indirectly. As the number of items grew, I decided to open a museum.
The museum’s collection contains plans from 1880 and 1887. Schemes. Open letters to and from the range. Photos. Books. Niva magazine’s 1912 selection. Binoculars. Quadrant from 1888. A shrapnel case. An artillery shell lamp, etc. The museum aims to educate people on the local history. Promotes local history as a history study source.
Address: Moscow region, Mozhaysk, Moskvoretskaya st., 15.
Tel. +7 (916) 994 75 29
Working hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – from 17:00 to 19:00.