Kislyakov Anatoly Sergeevich

Deputy Scientific Director - Director of the Museum of the FinU



Information on Excursions

The Museum of the FinU offers sightseeing and thematic tours for everyone!

To visit the museum, you must first agree on the date and time, send an APPLICATION FOR an EXCURSION to Natalia Vladimirovna Chirkova: phone: 8 (495) 249-52-26 (ext.: 52-26)

E-mail: NVChirkova@fa.ru

Excursions are conducted in Russian and English.

The Museum is free of charge.

Information booklet of the FinU Museum: Museum - tour description

Organization of Events for the FinU Departments:

The Museum of the FinU has facilities for holding events (negotiations, signing ceremonies, lectures, seminars, photo and video shooting). If you have any questions about the events organization in the Museum premises, please contact the Director:

Anatoly Sergeevich Kislyakov

+7(499)553-13-25 (ext.: 10-05)


Application form for organizing an event at the Museum: Request for a museum tour

Regulations on the FinU Museum: Regulations on the FinU Museum_2023

About the Museum

The Museum was founded in 1939, when the administration of the Moscow Credit-Economic Institute of the State Bank of the USSR decided to create a numismatic cabinet to illustrate the history of monetary relations and the role of money in the economy.

The State Bank of the USSR appealed to the State Hermitage Museum with a request to assist the Moscow Credit-Economic Institute in creating visual aids for the numismatic cabinet. The Hermitage Directorate instructed the head of the numismatics department, the famous Russian numismatist Alexander Nikolaevich Zograf (1889-1942) to prepare appropriate recommendations for the manufacture of electroplated coins.

In May 1941, about 100 electroplated copies arrived in Moscow. However, the war outbreak prevented the collection deployment. In the post-war period, the numismatic cabinet worked until the end of the 1950s. In the early 1960s, the collection was lost.

In 1976, at the initiative of the head of the Department of International Monetary and Credit Relations, Doctor of Economics, Professor Lidia Nikolaevna Krasavina, restoration of the lost collection began for the use of numismatic monuments for educational purposes. Electroplated coin copies were re-ordered, and work was underway for seven years to restore the collection. The new meeting was three times the size of the previous one.

By 1985, the cabinet’s collection included 322 electroplated coins from the State Hermitage collection.

The collection reflects the history of monetary circulation from the VI century BC to the beginning of the XX century and has not lost its relevance today – stands with electroplated copies precede the exposition of the Museum of Finance and arouse constant interest among visitors.

In September 2017, the Museum was actually reborn when the exposition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution “The Centennial History of Russian Finance (1917-2017)” was opened, illustrating the main stages of the national financial history of the XX-early XXI centuries.

The exposition is based on authentic objects reflecting the history of the Russian monetary circulation during a specified period: wallets, coin holders, stationery, books, photographs, securities of pre-revolutionary Russia of the early XX century, banknotes of tsarist Russia of the late XIX-early XX centuries, treasury signs of the Provisional Government, Soviet signs and paper banknotes of the White Guard governments of the period of the Civil War in Of Russia, banknotes of the USSR and modern Russia.

At the same time, the installation project “Desk of an Employee of the Ministry of Finance (1940 – 1950)” was developed and implemented, which presents objects that accompanied the daily reality of an employee of the specified department at the turn of the 40- 50s of the XX century: an ink device, a telephone, a table lamp, a newspaper (the exhibition presents the issue of the newspaper “Komsomolskaya Pravda” for March 9, 1953 (the day of Stalin’s funeral), a glass with a cup holder, a cigarette case, an ashtray, books of the broadcast historical period. The tunic of L.A. Kadyshev, Deputy director of the IFI for Academic Affairs in 1947, 1955-1957, who headed the Department of National Economic Planning of Sectoral Economics in 1960-1965, is also on display here (personal titles and uniforms for employees of financial services were introduced in 1948, and abolished in 1954).

In September 2018, an exhibition of photographs of coins from the collection of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts “History in Coins - Coins in History” was opened in the exhibition hall 49 (3rd floor) (the authors of the works: M.Y. Alekseev, a FinU alumnus, Chairman of the Management Board of JSK UniCredit Bank, and Andrey Bronnikov, a well-known photographer working with museum exhibits).

In March 2019, an exhibition dedicated to the centennial history of our University opened in the hall preceding the main exposition. Here are personal documents of teachers, books, photographs that allow you to trace the development of the University from its start in 1919 to the present day. Among them are I.D. Zlobin’s student ID and his certificate of the State Adviser of the Financial Service of the first rank with the signature of the Minister of Finance of the USSR A.G. Zverev - documents of significant memorial value.

In 2020, the Museum prepared two exhibitions dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, “Victory Finance” and “I came from the war...”The exhibition “Finances of Victory” tells about the sources of financing military expenditures in 1941-1945, about payments to participants in hostilities, about salaries and prices during the war years. At the same time, the exhibition presents copies of payment notices, government loan bonds, paybooks, ration cards and paper banknotes of the WWII period.

The exhibition “I came from the war ...” is dedicated to the faculty of our university-veterans of the Second World War. There are original photographs, documents, letters and memoirs of war veterans who later became teachers, whom their former students gratefully remember today.

Today, the Museum of Finance regularly hosts excursions for schoolchildren and students (not only FinU students, but also of RUDN, MPSU, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Plekhanov University, etc.), representatives of various organizations (the International Sociological Association, Russian Public Opinion Research Center, members of the Federation Council and the Moscow City Duma, participants of the international scientific conference “Capital of Revolutions” and the IV FinU International Forum “What does the coming day prepare for us?”, HeadSphere Corporation and F2Pool Corporation (PRC), a group of senior treasury officials of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, JSC “Rosselkhoznadzor”, veterans of the civil service, participants of the program “Moscow Longevity”).

Among the honored guests of the Museum of Finance are G.G. Tartykova-Sokolnikova (daughter of the People’s Commissar for Finance of the USSR in 1923-1926 G.Ya. Sokolnikov), Nobel laureates Riccardo Valentini, Jean Tirol, Muhammad Yunus, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sweden in Russia Peter Erickson, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Hungary Norbert Konkoy, Minister of Finance of the Chechen Republic S. M. Tagaev et al.

The exposition of our Museum is not preserved, just a once and for all reconstruction of fragments of the past, but it is supposed to further expand both the chronological framework and the substantive component illustrating the domestic history of finance.

The Museum expresses its deep gratitude to all those who contributed to the replenishment of its collection – Rector M.A. Eskindarov, head of the Department of Political Science, who coordinates the work of the Museum, K.V. Simonov, faculty and staff of the FinU.

Exposition and Exhibition Complex

Leningradsky prospekt 49

Notable alumni 1st floor, lobby
Endowment Fund of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation (founders) 1st floor, lobby
FinU history in persons – rectors, outstanding alumni, honored teachers 2nd floor, hall
Numismatic collection 2nd floor, hall
“FinU: 100 years of history” 2nd floor
“Centennial History of Russian Finance (1917-2017)” 2nd floor, Museum hall
“I came from the war...” 2nd floor
“History in Coins. Coins in History” 3rd floor, hall
“Finances of Victory” 4th floor

The sponsor of the Museum is JSC UniCredit Bank