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Hi all! Here is a list of Russian paleontological museums with a short description, impressions and a single photo ( made by myself, later). I have not visited all of them, but hope to do so step by step in the future. Most museums hosting paleo exibitions are organised as "local history museums" - everything from minerals to folk costumes. They do sometimes have good paleontological material. If you are in a big city, why not visit the local history (краеведческий) museum - there's a chance to find a good collection. There's only a handful of dedicated paleontological museums. That's what I've found so far: Moscow: 5 museums. https://www.paleo.ru/museum The biggest museum with a good collection, but unfortunately many replicas and material from abroad. Emphasis on Permian reptiles, Gobi dinosaurs and big mammal skeletons:) http://www.darwinmuseum.ru/projects/constant-exp/razvitie-organicheskogo-mira?eng The museum concentrates on evolution concept, but (and that's why) features some good paleo material. The paleontolgical hall is situated on the top floor and thus not much visited after all the taxidermy. I advise you to begin with the top floor then descend. https://www.fmm.ru/Main_Page?setlang=en Fersman mineralogical museum (with atacamite pseudomorph after a mouse) http://mgri-rggru.ru/fondi/museum/mineral.php Mineralogical museum of Sergo Ordzhonikidze Russian State University for Geological Prospecting (MGRI) http://sgm.ru Vernadsky State Geological Museum Saint Petersburg: 3 museums, all of them free (at least for Russian citizens, so you'll need to enquire), limited access and have very few visitors. https://spmi.ru/gornyi-muzei Mining museum http://www.paleostratmuseum.ru Stratigraphic museum, home to the oldest Russian paleocollection (sold by K.Eichwald, also authentic XiX century displays). Situated in SPb university http://www.vsegei.com/ru/about/museum Very nice one-hall museum with countless mineral and fossil specimens from different Russian locations and the oldest dinosaur skeleton in Russian expositions (the only one in SPb) Kazan: http://kazan-kremlin.ru/museums/muzej-estestvennoj-istorii-tatarstana/ Good collection. Nice Jurassic marine life hall. Samara Oblast: http://alabin.ru/sobytiya/prirodnaya-ekspozitsiya Alabin museum - features a good Mezozoic marine hall (also trilos,mammals, etc). Toliyatti (Samara Oblast): https://sites.google.com/site/ievbmuseum/nasi A restricted access museum for professional geo/paleontologists, visits by appointment Nizhny Novgorod: http://www.turionn.nnov.ru/muzei_mineralogicheskiy.html The museum is now situated in State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (NNSAGU). Free, requires advance registration Ulyanovsk Oblast: http://www.uokm.ru Local history museum with a small paleontological hall on the ground floor. Still nice Jurassic marine material and a cave bear skeleton http://www.simbircit73.ru/salon-muzej Simbircite private museum, features some nice heteromorph ammonites, holotypes included Undory (Ulyanovsk Oblast): https://undor-muz.ru A small museum devoted to Jurassic-Cretaceous marine life Perm Oblast (Kray): http://museum.perm.ru/filiali/muzey-permskih-drevnostey Permian reptiles, etc. Looks good http://museum.psu.ru/museum/muzej-paleontologii-i-istoricheskoj-geologii/ Visits by appointment, probably small Volgograd: https://museionsajtyarkova.ru/katalog/katalog-muzeya-evolyuczionnoj-ekologii-i-arxeologii.html Yakutsk: https://www.s-vfu.ru/universitet/rukovodstvo-i-struktura/vspomogatelnye-podrazdeleniya/muzei/detail.php?SECTION_ID=162&ID=13263 Mammoths and associated fauna Yekaterinburg: http://ugm.ursmu.ru Mostly geological Ivanovo: http://www.ivmk.net Museum of stone (combines mineralogical and paleontological expositions) Kirov, Kotelnich (Kirov Oblast): http://suminia.com/ru/About_the_Museum.htm Kammenomostsky (Adygea Republic): http://worldroads.ru/muzey-ammonitov-adyigei Dedicated to ammos Stary Oskol (Belgorod Oblast) https://www.ammonit.ru/text/2257.htm Museum of the local mining plant - marine reptiles, etc Shestakovo (Kemerovo Oblast): http://brend.visit-kuzbass.ru/shestakovskii Not a museum in a proper sense, but some kind of tourist route around dinosaur excavation sites Nizhniye Chugli (Dagestan Republic): https://www.ammonit.ru/text/1691.htm A small private ammo museum