Of particular interest are the belongings of politicians, statesmen, scientists and military leaders, among them the 19 At the beginning of the 1990's, the museum was renamed the Museum of Political History, and the displays were radically reworked to reveal much of the secret history of the Soviet Union, with a new ethos aimed at dispassionately telling the truth about even the most recent history.The museum's collection embraces a broad time spectrum, from the reign of Catherine the Great (the second half of the 18 century) to the political climate in contemporary Russia.It was later passed through a number of organizations, before eventually becoming the Museum of the Revolution in 1957.The exhibition is based on the collection of the now-defunct Museum of the Revolution, which contained artifacts gathered by key players in the Revolution long before the museum itself was actually established, including their own personal effects, documents, posters, pamphlets, and banners.
It became the centre of their revolutionary activities, and Lenin made a historic speech from one of the balconies after his arrival in the city.
He was born in Gatchina to Emperor Paul I and Empress Maria Feodorovna.
He was a younger brother to Alexander I of Russia and Grand Duke Constantine Pavlovich of Russia.
Nicholas was not brought up to be the Emperor of Russia as he had two elder brothers who were before him in the line of succession.
As such in 1825, when Alexander I suddenly died of typhus, Nicholas was caught in between swearing allegiance to his second-eldest brother Constantine Pavlovich and accepting the throne for himself.