Popov Central Museum of Communications
The Popov Central Museum of Communications is one of the first science and technology museums in Russia.
Founded in 1877, the museum has an extremely valuable collection of exhibits on the history of development of communications in Russia and the USSR. Here you can see Soviet era radio receivers, amplifiers, television sets, high-frequency and radio-relay equipment.
Among the museum’s exhibits are the world’s first telegraph equipment developed by the Russian scientists Pavel Shilling (1832) and Boris Yakobi (1850), the very first radio receiver, assembled by Alexander Popov in 1895, and also the historical cathode-ray tube of the first television set, constructed back in 1925 by Boris Grabovsky and manufactured at the Svetlana factory in Leningrad.
The museum boasts the USSR/Russia state collection of post marks, a unique collection of over 5 million stamps and also postcards and stamped envelopes from all over the world beginning from the 1840s.