Review: Detochkin and R. Dultsev Car Theft Museum (Barnaul, Russia) – Are you confident in the safety of your car?
We went on a trip to the auto theft museum in Barnaul together with my wife.
Very interested in the name, promising a lot of interesting things. After all, to steal cars crooks invented different tricks and devices. Some of which are worthy of respect, of course, if judged as an inventor, not a thief.
There are two names in the name of the museum, namely Yuri Detochkin and Ruslan Dultsev. Yuri Detochkin does not need much introduction, because everyone remembers the main character from the film by Eldar Ryazanov and Emil Braginsky “Beware of the Car”. For those who have not seen this film, in the first place I advise to watch, and the second.
This character stole cars from people who had bought them using stolen money, later sold them and transferred the proceeds to orphanages.
But I could not find any information about Ruslan Dultsev.
The museum was founded by the local rescue service and introduces people to hacking and anti-theft devices. The museum itself occupies a very modest building located in the private sector and shares it with the museum for adults.
Near the entrance is a legendary car of the Soviet car industry – Zaporozhets. Here is a closer photo.
Entrance to the museum you will be prompted by a yellow character made of various automobile parts.
Entrance leads to the basement, after opening the door you will see this vehicle.
The bench on wheels is universal and will fit any bicycle. It screws into place of the back wheel.
On the first floor of the ticket office, the entrance costs 70 rubles per person. The price includes “guide” and give out cloth shoe covers. Money taken symbolically and sometimes the entrance is free, so to speak humanitarian aid. The museum itself is located on the second floor and takes just two small rooms. The first thing that catches your eye is a motorcycle with a sidecar “Ural”. You can take pictures on it.
The plates hanging on the wall are fake and were seized by vigilant law enforcement officers.
The first rescuers uniform in Barnaul was yellow-blue and had stripes with the emblem of rescuers.
In the museum I learned that all over the world recognized a single badge of rescuers and it looks like a bat holding a key in his paws, and above his head the ground. In the style of “Batman rushing to the rescue.” And here is the emblem itself.
On the railing of the stairs we went up a kind of shelf and put wooden car models with moving parts. It is a pity that these models are not for sale – I would have bought them. I already have a model of a motorcycle made of wood.
And you can buy the masks hanging next to them after visiting the museum and take out your anger on them. As the guide explained, the cashier, the mask should be carried in the car and instead of getting mad at people, to express all the negativity in it. You can use it as a kind of voodoo doll and name it after your enemy (the boss).
In the corner of the room is a glass cabinet, where the car models were placed. In general, the museum a huge number of models, from simple Chinese, to made in singular.
On the very top shelf are items from the rescuer’s equipment.
In addition to car models, the museum has a huge number of pictures and drawings of cars. Some are just standing on the floor.
Here are some of the most interesting of them. Well, personally it seemed to me so.
This photo shows the Mercedes Renwagen with the date of issue 1901, very interested in this fact. After all, the brand Mercedes exists since 1926, so the car went into the masses 25 years after its creation.
Here is the legendary Volkswagen Kdf – Kraft durch Freude, which means “Power through Joy. This car often changed names and we know it as the Volkswagen Beetle. This car was produced a full 65 years and during all this time no changes were made to its basic design. During this time produced 21 and a half million cars. Few people know that this car was invented by order of Adolf Hitler. He has expressed his requirements to Ferdinand Porsche, namely: the car must be reliable and strong, accommodate 4 adults, have a speed of 100 km/h and be affordable to ordinary German families with a price up to 1000 marks.
And here is such a car we have received with the price of 990 marks.
We were not given any information about this car, but it looks really interesting.
It was the first wrecker which was used by the rescuers in Barnaul. The picture is under plexiglass and there are scratches.
It is in the first room. You may ask, where are the promised tools of the hijackers? They are here too, just because of the abundance of exhibits they are lost against the background.
Most often, cheaters use a hammer or any other heavy object for car opening (no matter how trivial).
Next in popularity are picklocks, made of an ordinary steel ruler.
For different locks, burglars made the special ends.
Here are a couple more picks made of other materials. It seems clear, but there are simple scissors. It turns out that they are leaned on the keyhole and pushed inside. It looks like a handle that turns the lock.
And here’s a door with real bullet holes. A few doors are all the owner has left of the stolen car, which the criminals smashed during the arrest and it ignited.
Would you say you have an alarm system and you’re safe from this? But the intruders have their own tricks for that, too. Here are the so-called code burglars, which are in use in burglars since 90 – s. The essence of their work is that during the closing of the car they read the signal sent by your alarm system and decode it. After which a simple press of a key your car itself is open to thieves. That would not arouse suspicion criminals hide the device in a tetris, a remote control and any other suitable device. The photo in the center of the device itself.
If you have a really cool alarm system with GPS / GSM tracking, too, do not relax. Since criminal individuals are armed with so-called jammer, which is inserted into the cigarette lighter and completely blocks the signal from your transmitter.
The most interesting and unusual way is to open the door with a plunger. But this method is possible on cars with lock located far away from the handle. They just put it to the lock and create compression and the lock is opened by air pressure.
There is also a dummy automatic and a mask. A reminder that the car can also be taken by force.
That was the end of the contents of the first room. And we moved on to the second room, which was under restoration. Mostly there were exhibits made by children, drawings of cars and lifeguards. Different handicrafts made of wood and metal. Here is a metal copy of the jeep, made especially for the museum.
And this car snuffbox, which was brought by a local resident.
In this room also hung a rubber with pictures of cars attached. Its mystery was never revealed to us.
At the cash register you can buy souvenirs, the choice is huge and the prices are reasonable. But we were attracted by this couple, but they are not sold (for some reason – all that I really wanted to buy, not sold).
The museum is very small, but it is clear that people love what they do. The tour guide explained and showed me everything in great detail. The overall impression is very good, and a solid part of it is the love of people to their business.
If you are a resident of Barnaul or will be in this city definitely visit this museum. I hope in the near future it will grow and continue to please us with its exhibits.
The staff has plans to create a monument to the rescuers, but an unusual one, and made of different keys, so they are accepting donations of any unnecessary keys. We gave away an old key which was hanging in a bundle and we hope you will not be indifferent too and soon we will see a new monument.
Museum of Yuri Detochkin
The museum of auto theft of Ruslan Dultsev-Detochkin is one of the most unusual museums in Barnaul. It was founded with the support of Barnaul Public Rescue Service, which deals with the evacuation of cars involved in an accident. The rich material of the service became the basis for the exposition, which was opened in 2003. The museum is aimed at preventing car thefts and educating young people. Until recently there was a similar museum in Moscow. However, it is closed for the time being and the museum in Barnaul is the only one in Russia, devoted to car thefts. The museum was named after the famous character Innokenty Smoktunovsky in the film “Beware of the Car” by Eldar Ryazanov.
Carjacking Museum exhibits
The museum’s exposition is divided into two thematic sections. One of them presents devices for breaking and stealing cars, and the other – various homemade alarm systems and other methods of fighting criminals.
The first exhibit the visitors get to know is a real Soviet motorcycle with a sidecar. It is already 30 years old and painted in original blue. Next to it there is a figure of a traffic inspector, easily recognizable as the hero Georgy Zhzhyonov. You can even sit behind the wheel of the legendary vehicle.
In total, the museum Yuri Detochkin five rooms, which collected more than 200 exhibits related to auto theft. Also, the museum has a large archive of photos and videos of car chases and accidents. The museum walls are decorated with photos of rare cars.
The museum exhibits will be of interest not only to connoisseurs of Soviet cinema, but also to all car enthusiasts. Here you can see the door of a car that suffered in a real shootout. The driver was wounded as a result of that chase and then convicted. There are also various lock picks and handy tools for breaking into cars. Perhaps the most unusual item on display is a plunger. And metal rulers were used only to break into domestic cars. The guide will tell you why the criminals needed these items. But of course, not all the details of their use will be revealed to visitors. After all, all the items here are the real tools of the hijackers. Many exhibits were provided to the museum by law enforcement agencies – fake driver’s licenses and insurance policies, fake license plates, electronic code robbers and alarm jammers.
Car owners used equally cunning devices to protect their vehicles from intruders. You can see wheel locks, pedal traps, as well as less dramatic gadgets. For example, fishing hooks on the driver’s seat.
In 2017, the Detochkin Museum got an exhibit that the museum staff had been searching all over the Altai Territory for years. This is the heroine of the movie, the same 1958 Volga. The car is fully preserved in its original form, starting with the interior upholstery and ending with the factory details. The Volga is on the move, the museum staff notes that it is very easy to maintain. However, it is not convenient to drive it in the city traffic, because the gear shift is on the steering wheel. Another rarity exhibit of the museum is a Zaporozhets, brought to Barnaul from Novosibirsk. Sit behind the wheel of these cars may all comers.
A visit to the museum of auto theft will cost 350 rubles. Children under 7 years old visit the museum for free. The price includes an hour tour, the exhibits can be touched and photographed. At the museum there is a souvenir store with original products – souvenir coins, October stars and Altai products. Museum named after Yuri Detochkin regularly holds various events. You can learn more about them in the museum’s group VKontakte.
The museum offers tours for the deaf and hard of hearing, as well as tours in English and Chinese. A recent innovation is guided tours with 3D glasses. The auto theft museum is an active participant in the “Night at the Museum” action. Every year on this day, almost a thousand people visit it.
How to get there
The Museum of Yuri Detochkin is located in the private sector, but not far from the city center and the historical part of Barnaul. It is convenient to get here from popular hotels and hostels.
By public transport
The most convenient way to get to the museum is to take a streetcar to the stop “Anatoly Street”. Or go as far as Krasnoarmeisky Avenue and then walk a little further along Anatolia Street. The entrance to the museum is easy to find, it is indicated by a yellow robot welded from various car parts.
If you want to get to the museum with comfort, but you can order a cab. There are various services in Barnaul. The most popular are Yandex.Taxi, Uber, Taxi “City”, Maxim.