Russia – My History is a large-scale multimedia educational and exhibition complex located right next to St. Petersburg’s Victory Park. The total area of the complex is a whopping 14,000 sq. meters and it can receive up to 800 visitors at the same time. There are about 900 pieces of multimedia equipment in the historical park: touch screen desks, projectors, screens and interactive dashboards. The space is divided into two main sections and, thus, two main parts of Russia’s long and eventful history: ancient times, the Rurikovichs and the Romanovs and the modern times (Great Patriotic War, the Soviet Union and even the most recent events up until 2016). Unlike most museums where touching is strictly forbidden, here it is encouraged. Visitors can check out interactive maps of Russia’s most famous kremlins, find out what people used eat, where they lived and how they dressed with the help of a fun animated film or try to read a love letter in old Cyrilllic. Elements like water projected under your feet when you enter the section dedicated to the Christianization of Rus’ makes it feel like you’re really “walking” through Russia’a history. Textbooks provide facts, while here you can feel the atmosphere of every specific epoch. There isn’t very much in English aside from a few subtitled mini-documentaries – yet – but if you have a basic understanding of Russia’s history of the past 1,000 years or so then you should go there simply to check out this unique interactive space.