09.02.2024 — 07.04.2024
09.02.2024 — 07.04.2024
Sadovnicheskaya str., 30 build 1, Moscow

Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun from 11:00 to 19:00, Sat from 11:00 to 20:00,

Thu from 12:00 to 21:00, Mon – closed

This year is a jubilee year not only for the Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, but also for the Polytechnic Museum Library, which is celebrating its 160th anniversary.  On the Day of Russian Science unique periodicals from the end of the XIX century - 30s of the XX century from the Polytechnic Library will be presented. These publications are devoted to the history of electrification of our country and pioneers of the national power industry; the exhibition is equipped with multimedia interactive monitors. The project is organized jointly with the Museum of Contemporary History of Russia with the support of the Kurchatov Institute.

Technical, popular science and industrial-practical magazines tell about the era of great discoveries and inventions in the field of electrical engineering, when electricity was universally introduced into the world industry, and about the significant role in this field of domestic scientists, engineers and inventors: V. V. Petrov, V. N. Chikolev, A. N. Lodygin, P. N. Yablochkov, N. G. Slavyanov, A. S. Popov and others.

Visitors will be able to get acquainted with the history of electrification of our country: from the creation of a current source and construction of the first power plants to the development of transmission technologies and their use in the national economy and everyday life. The exposition includes models of power plants: for example, Kashirskaya SDPP - the first of those built according to the GOELRO plan; Yaropoletskaya SDPP - the first rural power plant, created in 1920 on the initiative of the inhabitants of the village of Yaropolets, Volokolamsk district, Moscow region, to the opening of which Vladimir Lenin visited. The exhibition displays a model of Yablochkov's candle - the first sample of an arc lamp without a regulator, samples of power cable from the beginning of the last century, and much more. The exhibits are complemented by documents, photographs and posters from the collections of the Polytechnic Museum and the Museum of Contemporary History of Russia.

It is no coincidence that the Memorial Apartment of G. M. Krzhizhanovsky was chosen as the venue for the exhibition. It was here that the famous GOELRO plan was created, which glorified one of its main authors - Gleb Maximilianovich Krzhizhanovsky, a prominent energy scientist, the first chairman of the State Planning Committee, academician and vice-president of the USSR Academy of Sciences, founder and head of the Energy Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences.

Entrance tickets to the exhibition can be purchased on the website and at the ticket offices of the Museum of Contemporary History of Russia; tickets for curatorial tours - on the website of the Polytechnic Museum.