Military telephones demonstrated in the two Capitals
The center of attraction in each city was a tent where uniformed Museum guides captivated everyone with their stories about rare telephones. An accordion player performed war year tunes at the entrance to the exhibition. Many participants couldn’t stand still and started dancing. Young people smiled and took pictures of the ‘dancers’ with mobile phones and cameras.
At St. Petersburg’s exhibition a master-class seminar was held. Here signalers explained the operation of telephone sets and the methods for producing the current in field conditions. A replica field kitchen was also erected where everyone could taste real soldier's porridge in the fresh air. Particular attention was paid to the main participants of the event – our dear veterans, who were presented bouquets of carnations in honor of their part in the Great Victory.
The exhibition was very popular among visitors. "There should be more such events because children and adolescents could not only hear the information, but could literally touch history," said Nikolai, a visitor to the exhibition.
Let us remind ourselves that the Museum of Telephone History operates in both Moscow and St. Petersburg. At the moment, their collection includes more than 2,000 exhibits of rare telephone equipment from the late 19th to mid 20th centuries from Europe, USA and Russia. The collection has been steadily growing since its inception seven years ago.