Tue, Wed, Fri, Sun from 11:00 to 19:00, Sat from 11:00 to 20:00,
Thu from 12:00 to 21:00, Mon – closed
The main character of the exhibition "Comrade Clara" is the participant of the revolutionary movement in Germany, Clara Josephine Zetkin, born Eisner. The exhibition presents personal belongings, documents and photographs of Zetkin, donated to the Museum by her son Konstantin, as well as paintings, graphics, leaflets, posters related to Clara Zetkin's stay in the USSR and her speech at the opening of Reichstag in 1932.
Visitors will be able to get acquainted with the portraits and photographs of "Comrade Klara" with Nadezhda Krupskaya on vacation in sanatorium in Arkhangelskoye near Moscow. Among the exhibits, there are business cards, note and medal book, and even the chair from the personal collection of the fiery revolutionary. You can see Joseph Stalin's autograph "Dear Clara Zetkin from the author" on the Generalissimo's book "Questions of Leninism".
As part of the exhibition project, multimedia program has been prepared, which in slide show mode allows you to view photos from the personal collection of Clara Zetkin, stored in the Museum of Contemporary History of Russia. Separate, interactive section of the exhibition is dedicated to Clara's associate and friend Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919). Here, for the first time, the unique photographs from the exhibition of the monument’s projects to Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, held in Petrograd in 1920, will be shown.
Name of Clara Zetkin is traditionally associated with the International Women's Day. At the same time, it is extremely rare to recall her struggle for workers' rights, anti-war and anti-fascist speeches. In 1891, Clara Zetkin became the editor–in-chief of the German edition of Die Gleichheit (Equality), which turned into the mouthpiece for the women's movement not only in Germany, but also throughout Europe, and she herself became one of its leaders.
Zetkin strongly opposed the militarization of Germany, and during the First World War was one of the leaders of the anti-war movement, because of which she had to leave the Social Democratic Party, organizing the new organization - the Spartacus League, which later grew into the Communist Party of Germany. At that time, the German activist was repeatedly arrested and imprisoned, which severely undermined her health. For the first time she came to Russia in 1920 and then repeatedly visited it, staying for a long time for treatment. After Hitler came to power, she moved to the Soviet Union. Clara Zetkin died on June 20, 1933; the urn with her ashes was placed in the necropolis near the Kremlin Wall on Red Square in Moscow.