Visit Mosfilm

MTMosfilm has an extensive collection of old cars.
The giant of Soviet cinema, Mosfilm, is best known for Vera Mukhina's statue "The Worker and the Collective-Farm Girl." A short clip with the slowly rotating pair built anticipation before every one of the 2,500 Mosfilm movies produced during the Soviet years. Mosfilm has now opened its doors to visitors, although it is not possible to see Mukhina's masterpiece, which unfortunately was dismantled in 2003.

A typical tour includes the Mosfilm museum, make-up and hair workshops, and two open-air movie sets. One of them is Galirad, a gloomy city recently built for the medieval fantasy movie "Volkodav." The other is a pre-Revolutionary urban neighborhood, complete with shop signs that feature pre-Revolutionary "yat" letters. The surreal backdrop of skyscrapers rising behind the 19th-century facade makes you realize just how little history has been preserved in the real Moscow.

Every exhibit in the museum is given credit for its movie appearances. There is a 1938 Mercedes-Benz 230 that transported Russia's most famous spy, Shtirlitz, across German landscapes, along with many other cars from the retro auto fleet. One carriage was filmed in three different movies, including "Anna Karenina" and "War and Peace." Mosfilm has about 300,000 articles of clothing, some of which are on view, like the monastic robes from "Andrei Rublyov."

Contact Information

Mosfilm tourism office
Call ahead to sign up for daily tours from 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Tours for groups of 20 to 50 people cost 140 rubles per person, 85 rubles reduced fair. Individual tours for groups of four or less are 2,800 rubles.
1 Ul. Mosfilmovskaya, 143-9599 From M. Kievskaya, take bus 119 or 205