Welcome to 3D tour on the exhibition "Imperial Cavalry"
The Imperial Cavalry exhibition shows uniforms, equipment and weapons used by the main types of Russian cavalry in the 19th and early 20th centuries. That period was legitimately the golden age of Russian regular cavalrymen. It appeared that this military service branch, victorious across Europe, had reached its zenith and would remain at the peak of its powers for a very long time. But the advent of rifled-bore and subsequently automatic weapons fundamentally changed the balance of power on the battlefield, and not to the benefit of cavalry.
The exhibits include weapons and equipment as well as genuine uniforms of Russian cavalrymen. The exhibition displays high-quality reconstructions of horse harness using authentic materials and technologies. The museum copies of field harness are shown on full-size models of horses.